The Miami Dolphins improved to 8-3 in Week 12. They defeated the Houston Texans 30-15, They, the Dolphins, remain the top-ranked team in our Top Ten NFL Power Rankings. They don’t have the best record in the NFL but the bottom line is when their QB1, Tua Tagovailoa, isn’t injured then the Dolphins are 8-0.
At the time of writing, Week 13 wasn’t actually over. The Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to play on Monday night football. However, neither of those teams can crack the top ten of our power rankings with a win. In this case, we’re able to jump the gun a little and publish our power rankings heading into next week before the current NFL week is over.
Top Ten NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 13
- Miami Dolphins: 8-3 (no change from last week’s rankings)
- Kansas City Chiefs: 9-2 (no change)
- Philadelphia Eagles: 10-1 (no change)
- Dallas Cowboys: 8-3 (+1)
- Buffalo Bills: 8-3 (-1)
- Minnesota Vikings: 9-2 (no change)
- San Francisco 49ers: 7-4 (+2)
- Cincinnati Bengals: 7-4 (new entrant)
- Tennessee Titans: 7-4 (-1)
- Baltimore Ravens: 7-4 (-3)
Miami is 6th favorite to win the Super Bowl
If you are looking for anomalies in sports futures, then currently the Miami Dolphins are the 6th favorite to win the Super Bowl. They are 14/1 with bet365 sportsbook. Part of the challenge with Miami is that the three losses they suffered when Tagovailoa was injured can be discounted when making subjective power rankings. However, they still count in the official standings. Miami might not have the coveted bye through the Wild Card weekend and that could hurt their chances.
The San Francisco 49ers continue to rise in the rankings after their weak start to the season. However, there is still room to be skeptical of this team. What is the value of a 13-0 victory over the New Orleans Saints? The defense was there but where is the offense? The 49ers will host the Dolphins in Week 13 on Sunday, a game that has major swing potential with the publishers that write about power rankings. Even when San Francisco was 3-4, they had their share of proponents: with a home game against Miami, the 49ers have to prove on the field that they are elite.