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Vegas's NFL Power Ratings, and Skins as Dogs

Redskins lose to Green Bay (but cover) and move up in the Vegas rankings. Redskins beat Arizona (but don't cover) and move down in the Vegas rankings. Vegas, via Las Vegas Sports Consultants, says the Redskins are now 12th best in the league, and the sixth-strongest NFC team, behind Dallas, the Giants, Green Bay, Chicago and Seattle. It appears possible that Washington might be favored in no more than three of its remaining games (vs. Philly, vs. Buffalo, vs. Chicago), with two up in the air (at Jets, at Vikings), meaning Vegas sees a final record of between 7-9 and 9-7. Meaning this whole deal could come down to the final home game vs. Dallas on the day before New Year's Eve.

Also, with thanks to the fine folks at Redskins Radio (Motto: Pay no attention to our URL), here's a blog post from Kevin O'Neill at Real World Sports, demonstrating that this week's "biggest underdog in the history of team sports" Redskins aren't even the biggest dog in the past two decades of Skindom.

On their three trips to Dallas in 1993, 1994, and 1995 the Redskins were catching 17, 16, and 17.5 points. They actually won the last of those games. On December 3, 1995, as a 17.5 point puppy, Washington pulled off a stunning 24-17 outright win. The 2007 Redskins have a heck of a defense for a team getting 16-points and the franchise is in much better shape than it was from 1993-1995, when they went 12-36 over the three year span.

Other power rankings: FoxSports says 10th, ESPN.com says 10th, NFL.com says 7th, CBSSports says 13th, Yoohoo!!!!!! says 8th/10th and NBCSports says 12th. Football Outsiders's stats say 11th.

Vegas's full rankings after the jump.

1. NEW ENGLAND
2. INDIANAPOLIS
3. DALLAS
4. SAN DIEGO
5. PITTSBURGH
6. NEW YORK GIANTS
7. JACKSONVILLE
8t. TENNESSEE
8t. GREEN BAY
10t. CHICAGO
10t. SEATTLE
12. WASHINGTON
13. DENVER
14. BALTIMORE
15. PHILADELPHIA
16. CINCINNATI
17. TAMPA BAY
18. CAROLINA
19. NEW ORLEANS
20. ARIZONA
21. KANSAS CITY
22. CLEVELAND
23. DETROIT
24. MINNESOTA
25. HOUSTON
26. OAKLAND
27t. NEW YORK JETS
27t. SAN FRANCISCO
29. BUFFALO
30. SAINT LOUIS
31. ATLANTA
32. MIAMI

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 25, 2007; 1:59 PM ET
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Comments

Problem though is our offense. I never thought I would say this but I think Norv may have put a better scheme out than Gibbs 2.0/Saunders.

Plus Vegas has evolved too and I would think they look at lot more stats now than 1995

Plus 1995 cowboys are not the same as this year's Patriots

Ya'think?!?

Posted by: Jay | October 25, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Dan, this is the most dubious use of data I've seen in a while! First off, most teams are favored at home so the fact that the Redskins are underdogs in the road games isn't particularly informative. And road teams are allowed to win, you know.

Also, these "ratings" aren't static. You can't possibly predict where the Redskins, or any other team, will be "rated" later in the season based on where they're rated now!

Winning games would raise the Redskins "rating" and that prediction of 7-9 to 9-7 might become 10-6 to 12-4.

Posted by: Paul | October 25, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Being a 29 year Vegas Resident and 20 plus year gaming analyst myself here in Vegas I disagree with The Sports Conultants on lots. Keep in mind that the sports consultants are NOT VEGAS- they are just a company setting odds for SOME of the casinos (definately not all).

In fact Casinos use several differnt companies, and indeed if Sports Consultants keep setting easily beatable lines in PATRIOT games they will be the next Johny gone lately soon..

With this in mind-

Dallas does not deserve the ranking they have gotten.

Steelers are overrated -

Skins way underrated.

Arizona overrated by about 6 teams that should be aheadof them in that poll.

Vegas WInners - Whos ya Daddy?

Posted by: CrazyDaddy.net | October 25, 2007 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I think it's actually "St. Louis," not "Saint Louis."

See the city's official website: http://www.explorestlouis.com/

Posted by: Jake | October 25, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

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