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Packers move up NFL Vegas Ranks

LAS VEGAS -- The Denver Broncos bounced back from their Week 9 loss at New England to blow out Oakland 41-17 Sunday and extend their lead atop the NFL Vegas Rankings.

The Green Bay Packers leapfrogged the idle Patriots to take over second place in the power ratings as most of the top teams won and covered in Week 10.

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The handicappers' panel -- which includes Erin Rynning of sportsmemo.com, Sal Selvaggio of madduxsports.com and yours truly, Dave Tuley -- combines our personal power ratings and can be used to create your own ratings or to compare two teams to the current point spread as if they were meeting on a neutral field before factoring in home-field advantage. The industry standard is 2.5 points for home field, but teams such as Green Bay, New England and San Francisco are typically given a full field goal, while Denver and New Orleans are closer to 3.5. Seattle is given the biggest home-field advantage in the league (about 4 to 4.5 points).

Below is a look at the power ratings for all 32 NFL teams, along with Week 11 games where there appears to be value in the current lines. As always, these are not my personal plays or those of any of the other handicappers, but rather the collective group as a whole. I'll post my thoughts in the Tuley's Take column Friday.


NFL Vegas Rankings

1. Denver Broncos (Power rating: 28)
Denver was raised half a point by virtue of easily covering as a 12.5-point road fave in its 41-17 win over Oakland. The Broncos also are back over .500 at 5-4 ATS.
Previous rating: 27.5