Giants tied atop Bettors' Poll

Power ratings for all 32 NFL teams from handicappers going into Week 8

Originally Published: October 23, 2012
By Dave Tuley | ESPN Insider
Eli ManningJeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesEli Manning and the New York Giants have proved that they belong among the NFL's elite.

Among the top teams in the league, the Houston Texans had the biggest increase in their power ratings from the poll of handicappers that includes Sal Selvaggio, Teddy "Covers" Sevransky and yours truly after their dominating 43-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Meanwhile, the New York Giants maintained their power rating in a non-covering win over the Washington Redskins.

The New England Patriots, who had held the top spot in our poll the past two weeks, had a one-point drop in their power rating after barely getting past the New York Jets 29-26 in overtime and fell into a three-way tie for third place with the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

Dave Tuley has covered the Las Vegas race and sports book scene since 1998 and runs his own website,