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Seattle overtakes Dallas in Vegas NFL power rankings

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LAS VEGAS -- The New England Patriots remain the top team in the NFL Vegas Rankings, but the Seattle Seahawks have moved ahead of the Dallas Cowboys into the No. 2 spot.

The Patriots, even with the loss of Rob Gronkowski, keep rolling along. They beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-10 as 13.5-point home favorites and are the 2-1 Super Bowl favorites at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

The Seahawks, who had taken a hit in our power rankings after their 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay in Week 12, bounced back with a resounding 40-7 rout of the Carolina Panthers as 8.5-point home favorites on Sunday night to vault back over the Cowboys, who beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15 on Thursday night but did not cover as 3-point road favorites (note: the Cowboys are the No. 2 team in the Super Bowl futures at 7-2 with the Seahawks at 9-2).

The NFL Vegas Rankings are compiled using the average of the power ratings from Chalk handicappers Erin Rynning and yours truly, Dave Tuley, along with ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI). They're intended to compare the relative strength of teams if they were to meet on a neutral field and what the point spread should be for those matchups. We've also added the FPI and Massey-Peabody rankings to our chart for comparative purposes and to show other viewpoints.

Here's a look at the teams making the biggest moves up and down the NFL Vegas Rankings, and then we'll look for some Week 14 value plays using this week's power ratings:

Here's a look at the teams making the biggest moves up and down the NFL Vegas Rankings, and then we'll look for some Week 13 value plays using this week's power ratings: