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Week 12 Vegas NFL Power Rankings

Updated: November 22, 2011, 3:59 PM ET
By R.J. Bell

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

Miami Dolphins
Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens

Biggest Drop -- TRUE POWER

Houston Texans
Chicago Bears
Kansas City Chiefs

Here are the Week 12 NFL Vegas Rankings:

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