NFL Betting Power Rankings Going Into Training Camp

Written by on August 12, 2015

NFL betting fans are excited with teams already in training camp, it’s time to take a look at how they stack up against one another with the Hall of Fame Game in the books and other teams ready to play their first preseason games against live opponents. 

tampa-bay-buccaneers-2015#32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Remember, the Bucs finished 2-14 last year. Jameis Winston could be incredible, but his best receiver is Mike Evans, and the running game is suspect.

tennessee-titans-2015#31 Tennessee Titans

So far, the secondary and the linebacking corps look extremely unreliable. Running back Bishop Sankey is having a hard time running through open holes. Marcus Mariota can only do so much.

cleveland browns#30 Cleveland Browns

This team is relying on Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel to throw the ball. Scary. The defense is strong, but it can’t run offensive plays.

jacksonville-jaguars-2015#29 Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags have already lost first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr. for the season, but Blake Bortles is looking good in camp.

oakland-raiders#28 Oakland Raiders

Can Amari Cooper be the next Tim Brown? Latavius Murray and Khalil Mack are also extremely talented – and young.

washington-redskins#27 Washington Redskins

Terrance Knighton and Stephen Paea have improved the defensive line. It’s too bad this team doesn’t have a quarterback.

San Francisco 49ers#26 San Francisco 49ers

It’s really too bad that half the defense either retired or got released after Jim Tomsula was named head coach. Can Colin Kaepernick find his old form?

new orleans saints#25 New Orleans Saints

The team needs to emphasize the run on offense so the defense can stay off the field. Hopefully Andrus Peat and the O-line can open some holes.

chicago bears#24 Chicago Bears

Rookie defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is turning some heads in camp. Eddie Royal could be a quality sleeper fantasy wide receiver.

atlanta-falcons#23 Atlanta Falcons

This team needs to show it can win on the road and make some teams suffer with their defense.

new york jets#22 New York Jets

This ranking could fall of the table if Ryan Fitzpatrick struggles with the offense at all. Behind him? Rookie Bryce Petty.

new-york-giants#21 New York Giants

General manager Jerry Reese said this team should score 28 points a game. Their      running back better stay healthy.

houston-texans#20 Houston Texans

Seeing Arian Foster get a groin tear has hurt the Texans’ chances. As great as J.J. Watt is on defense, he can’t carry the ball.

st louis rams#19 St. Louis Rams

The Rams have a fearsome defensive line, and rookie running back Todd Gurley looks strong. Quarterback Nick Foles needs to get press about something more than Words with Friends, though.

buffalo bills#18 Buffalo Bills

The Bills might have the league’s best defense, but they’re also getting to practice against such quarterback fodder as Tyrod Taylor, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel.

minnesota-vikings#17 Minnesota Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater was impressive in the Hall of Fame Game. Will Adrian Peterson be impressive too?

Miami dolphins

 #16 Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill and some quick receivers on offense. Ndamukong Suh on defense. But can they beat the Patriots either at home or away?

carolina panthers#15 Carolina Panthers

Let’s get Cam Newton to stop getting into fights. Meanwhile, it’s fun to watch Mike Tolbert steamroll opposing defenses.

san-diego-chargers#14 San Diego Chargers

This team could win five games, and they could win ten games. Melvin Gordon’s play in the backfield and the team’s results against the NFC North will make the difference.

baltimore ravens#13 Baltimore Ravens

This team is young and talented on defense, and too many people are overlooking this team in the AFC North.

philadelphia eagles#12 Philadelphia Eagles

If DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford can stay healthy, and if Byron Maxwell can improve the secondary, this could be a solid team.

detroit lions#11 Detroit Lions

Without Suh on the defensive line, the focus will turn even more to an inconsistent passing game with Matthew Stafford and a generally ineffective running game.


#10 Cincinnati Bengals

Andy Dalton needs some better receivers around him. Good thing Tyler Eifert is ready to return to the field.

pittsburgh steelers

#9 Pittsburgh Steelers

When Le’Veon Bell returns in Week 3 from his suspension, he will be a major contributor. Martavis Bryant will be a solid receiver for Ben Roethlisberger.

kansas city chiefs#8 Kansas City Chiefs

If the Chiefs are going to contend in the AFC West, their outside defense must improve. The offense needs a receiver who can get down the field and stretch opposing defense.


denver broncos#7 Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning is 39 years old. Who’s the oldest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl? The team’s general manager, John Elway, who was 38.

arizona cardinals

 #6 Arizona Cardinals

Quarterback Carson Palmer and running back Andre Ellington will be healthy once again. If they can stay healthy, this is a perilous team to play.

new england patriots#5 New England Patriots

Why so low? The Super Bowl defending champs don’t have their best player (Tom Brady) until Week 6, and their elite status may be threatened this year.

dallas cowboys#4 Dallas Cowboys

This team still hasn’t visibly replaced DeMarco Murray. The defense is a little suspect. However, the team has a powerful offensive line and the game’s best receiver in Dez Bryant.

indianapolis colts#3 Indianapolis Colts

Now that Houston running back Arian Foster is out, the Colts should be the favorite for the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

seattle seahawks#2 Seattle Seahawks

Where’s Kam Chancellor? He needs to come to camp. If Jimmy Graham can block the offense will rock.

green bay packers#1 Green Bay Packers

No big injuries in camp. All of last year’s key starters are back. The Packers are all about consistency and stability.