NFL betting: Cowboys still perfect ATS, top Week 9 rankings

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Halloween was a spooky weekend for favorites. Underdogs went 10-5 against the spread in Week 8, with eight dogs winning straight up.

Here's an ATS rankings breakdown for all 32 teams heading into Week 9:

1. Dallas Cowboys 7-0 against the spread (have covered by +61 points)

No Dak, no problem. Cooper Rush threw 40 times for 325 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with less than a minute left. 

Week 9: (-10) vs. Denver Broncos

2. Green Bay Packers 7-1 (-1.5)

What's more impressive: the Packers covering seven in a row or Aaron Rodgers growing his hair out for a year for his Halloween costume?

Week 9: (+1) at Kansas City Chiefs

3. Arizona Cardinals 6-2 (+74.5)

Ask Admiral Ackbar what he thinks about Arizona getting points against San Francisco.

Week 9: (+1) at San Francisco 49ers

4. Tennessee Titans 6-2 (+33.5)

Losing Derrick Henry was a huge blow but their win over the Colts vaulted them to -1600 to win the AFC South.

Week 9: (+7.5) at Los Angeles Rams

5. Buffalo Bills 5-2 (+63.5)

I warned you last week that it was time to scoop up a Josh Allen MVP ticket. He's now the odds-on favorite to win the award.

Week 9: (-14.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars

6. Indianapolis Colts 5-3 (+28.5)

Frank Reich is embracing the philosophy of "just put the ball in your best players' hands."

Week 9: (-10.5) vs. New York Jets

7. Seattle Seahawks 5-3 (+13.5)

Geno Smith completed 83.3% of his passes against the NFL's version of Madden easy mode.

Week 9: BYE

8. New Orleans Saints 4-3 (+39.5)

Sean Payton beating Tom Brady and the Bucs means that he's almost certain to lose this week against the Falcons.

Week 9: (-6) vs. Atlanta Falcons

9. Las Vegas Raiders 4-3 (+19.5)

The Raiders are a game up in the AFC West but they're third-favorite behind the Chargers and Chiefs to win the division.

Week 9: (-3) at New York Giants

10. Los Angeles Chargers 4-3 (-6)

The right side of the offensive line is absolutely killing the Chargers. 

Week 9: (-1.5) at Philadelphia Eagles

11. Cincinnati Bengals 4-4 (+52.5)

A week after thrashing the Ravens, the Bengals lost to the Jets as double-digit favorites.

Week 9: (-3) vs. Cleveland Browns

12. Philadelphia Eagles 4-4 (+37)

The Eagles ran for 236 yards against the Lions and get the league's worst run defense this week.

Week 9: (+1.5) vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are a perfect 7-0 against the spread this season. (Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports)
Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are a perfect 7-0 against the spread this season. (Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports)

13. New England Patriots 4-4 (+29.5)

Bill Belichick confounded Justin Herbert for the second year in a row. Can he work the same magic against Sam Darnold or P.J. Walker?

Week 9: (-3.5) at Carolina Panthers

14. Los Angeles Rams 4-4 (+18)

Matthew Stafford has 10 touchdowns and one interception over his last three contests. The offense is a buzzsaw and the defense just added Von Miller. Sheesh.

Week 9: (-7.5) vs. Tennessee Titans

15. Carolina Panthers 4-4 (+1)

Stephon Gilmore gets a revenge game mere weeks after being traded from the Patriots.

Week 9: (+3.5) vs. New England Patriots

16. New York Giants 4-4 (-6)

Has Joe Judge tried unplugging his headset and plugging it back in?

Week 9: (+3) vs. Las Vegas Raiders

17. Denver Broncos 4-4 (-8.5)

Denver covered for the first time in five games. Can they be the first to hand the Cowboys an ATS loss?

Week 9: (+10) at Dallas Cowboys

18. Cleveland Browns 4-4 (-19.5)

The injuries keep piling up for the Browns as they'll be without stud offensive lineman Jack Conklin for multiple weeks.

Week 9: (+3) at Cincinnati Bengals

19. Houston Texans 4-4 (-23.5)

Houston scored three consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter to backdoor cover by half a point against the Rams.

Week 9: (+6.5) at Miami Dolphins

20. Baltimore Ravens 3-4 (-0.5)

The Ravens have followed every ATS loss with a cover so far this season.

Week 9: (-5.5) vs. Minnesota Vikings

21. Pittsburgh Steelers 3-4 (-5)

Pittsburgh has covered two of their last three games and will face a Bears team that has dropped three in a row against the spread.

Week 9: (-6.5) vs. Chicago Bears

22. Minnesota Vikings 3-4 (-7)

They couldn't beat Cooper Rush at home and now they'll travel to take on Lamar Jackson.

Week 9: (+5.5) at Baltimore Ravens

23. San Francisco 49ers 3-4 (-22)

YAC monster Deebo Samuel leads the league in receiving yards per game (115.5).

Week 9: (-1) vs. Arizona Cardinals

24. Atlanta Falcons 3-4 (-40.5)

Falcons receivers combined for 70 yards last week without Calvin Ridley.

Week 9: (+6) at New Orleans Saints

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-5 (+14)

Last year's Bucs team lost three of four games following their Week 9 bye, then won their next eight to claim a Super Bowl.

Week 9: BYE

26. Chicago Bears 3-5 (-33.5)

With Matt Nagy out, rookie Justin Fields ran for a career-high 103 yards and matched his career-high in touchdown passes (1).

Week 9: (+6.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers

27. Detroit Lions 3-5 (-47.5)

I still believe in Dan Campbell.

Week 9: BYE

28. New York Jets 2-5 (-45)

Between "The White Lotus" and beating the Bengals, this is a big year for Mike White.

Week 9: (+10.5) at Indianapolis Colts

29. Jacksonville Jaguars 2-5 (-51)

It's hard to win a game when Dan Arnold and Carlos Hyde lead your team in receiving.

Week 9: (+14.5) vs. Buffalo Bills

30. Kansas City Chiefs 2-6 (-58)

Green Bay coming off a long week where they went on the road to beat the last undefeated team in the NFL, the Chiefs barely edging out the Giants at home, annnnd guess who's favored?

Week 9: (-1) vs. Green Bay Packers

31. Miami Dolphins 2-6 (-62.5)

The Dolphins have failed to cover five in a row and I'm not so sure they break that streak this week.

Week 9: (-6.5) vs. Houston Texans

32. Washington Football Team 1-7 (-48.5)

Just let them take the rest of the season off.

Week 9: BYE

Stats provided by teamrankings.com and Pro Football Reference.

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