If oddsmakers were doing a 2010 NFL Week 5 Power Ranking of all 32 NFL teams, what would it look like based on 2011 Super Bowl odds? Read on to find out.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com list the 3-1 Packers as 13/2 favorites to win the 2011 Super Bowl. The Colts are 8/1, while the Saints are 9/1 and the Ravens and Jets are each 10/1.
Obviously oddsmakers aren’t giving up on the Colts, who are 2-2 but who rank second in the Week 5 power rankings. Both of Indy’s losses this year have come against teams that established the run. Run defense could be an issue for the Colts all season.
Apparently oddsmakers haven’t given up on the 49ers either, who have two tough losses to the Saints and Falcons but also remain winless at 0-4 on the year. Alex Smith has been highly inconsistent in the first four weeks, which has killed his team thus far.
The Vikings are still in the top 15 despite their struggles in the early part of the season. They have a tough test this Monday night in New York when they take on the Jets, although Brett Favre and Co. will also be coming off a bye so they should be well rested.
One team that continues to slide is the Dolphins, who have dropped their last two games after beating the Bills and Vikings in the first two weeks of the season. Turnovers and horrendous special teams play doomed Miami on Monday night in their loss to the Patriots, who are listed seventh on the power rankings. (Miami is 17th).
For a complete list of 2010 NFL Week 5 power rankings as it pertains to the 2011 Super Bowl futures, see below.
2010 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings – Oddsmakers Style:
1. Packers 13/2
2. Colts 8/1
3. Saints 9/1
4. Ravens 10/1
5. Jets 10/1
6. Steelers 10/1
7. Patriots 11/1
8. Falcons 13/1
9. Cowboys 14/1
As you can see, the bottom of this power ranking is a complete mess. The Bills have clearly established themselves as the worst team in football and if it weren’t for the Panthers’ solid effort in New Orleans last week, they’d still be challenging for the last spot too. The Lions continue to fight week in and week out, but remain 0-4 on the year as quarterback Matthew Stafford continues to battle a shoulder injury.