Week 14 Vegas NFL Power Rankings 

December, 6, 2011
12/06/11
2:26
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Each week, an elite group of bookmakers and professional bettors provides Pregame.com with its private power rankings. These numbers literally influence the worldwide sports betting market -- and together form the Vegas Rankings. Four categories convey what the "experts in the desert" truthfully think about the teams:

TRUE POWER: How good Vegas thinks a team really is.
HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE: The value of each team's home field.
BETTOR BIAS: How many points the public overvalues (positive numbers) or undervalues (negative numbers) a team.
POINT-SPREAD POWER: The combination of True Power and Bettor Bias.

To calculate the projected winner of any matchup:

Take True Power (home team), ADD Home-Field Advantage and SUBTRACT True Power (away team).

To calculate the projected point spread of any matchup:

Replace the True Power with Point-Spread Power (which includes Bettor Bias, just like the actual Vegas line does).


Biggest Improvement -- TRUE POWER

Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts
San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos
Houston Texans

Biggest Drop -- TRUE POWER

Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Oakland Raiders
Atlanta Falcons

Here are the Week 14 NFL Vegas Rankings:

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