Power Rankings

Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal invented the Plus/Minus (+/-) Power Ranking System which gives bettors and linemakers alike the ability to, in a glance, notice patterns, trends, strengths, weaknesses, and attempt to avoid pitfalls, setups and fixes.

For 13 years (1976 – 1988) Max Steingrout toiled as a Las Vegas sports betting degenerate, eating out of dumpsters, drinking out of toilets, & losing more than winning. Then, for 18 glorious months, utilizing ”The System,” he became the hottest handicapper on the planet.

At the same time, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal was feeling the heat. The Nevada Gaming Commission & FBI were breathing down his neck, intent on rooting the final vestiges of underworld elements from Clark County, NV.

Desperate, Lefty needed a patsy.

In 1990 “The Chickenhawk” moniker fell on Las Vegas journeyman Max Steingrout’s head like a guillotine.

He never saw The Black Book coming. It was a set-up, Oswald-style.

Unlike Max, Lefty Rosenthal probably deserved entry into The Black Book.

Max was removed from The Black Book in 1992.

TCh World Famous NFL Power Rankings: Week 17

1. (2. 1.) Denver Broncos (12 – 3) (10 – 5)  +l++ -w – l++wlwl

2. (1. 3.) Seattle Seahawks  (12 – 3) (10 – 5)  +ll+ -w+ w -+++++w

3. (4. 2.) San Francisco 49ers (11 – 4) (8 – 5 – 2)  + – – ++p+l -pllw+w

4. (5. 4.) New England Patriots  (11 – 4) (7 – 8 )  – – ll -+w++ – +ww – l

5. (7. 19.) Carolina Panthers (11 – 4) (8 – 7) w- l – +lllllw+ – w l

6. (3. 21.) Kansas City Chiefs  (11 – 4) (8 – 7)  +w ll +l – – +w – – ++ –

7. (6. 8.) New Orleans Saints  (10 – 5) (8 – 6 – 1)  l- +++w+ – lp+wlw –

8. (8. 14.) Cincinnati Bengals (10 – 5) (10 – 5)  ++ l – ll++w-+l+ – +

9. (9. 16.) Indianapolis Colts  (10 – 5) (9 – 6)  – – – + lwl+ -+w+w+l

10. (10. 26.) Arizona Cardinals (10 – 5) (10 – 2 – 4)  +l w – lp wlpl+plp+

11. (14. 22.) Philadelphia Eagles (9 – 6) (8 – 6 – 1)  lw – w llw -+++p+ – l

12. (11. 9.) Chicago Bears (8 – 7) (5 – 8 – 1)  w- l – w -w++p -ll+ –

13. (12. 15.) Baltimore Ravens  (8 – 7) (7 – 7 – 1)  w+ l – ++ – -lp+ – – + –

14. (13. 20.) Miami Dolphins (8 – 7)  (9 – 6)  +llww – w+ -+++l – w

15. (16. 13.) Dallas Cowboys  (8 – 7) (8 – 7) l+ + – ll+l- -l – – – –

16. (18. 25.) San Diego Chargers (8 – 7) (9 – 6)   l+ – – – + +wwwl – +++

17. (15. 5.) Green Bay Packers  (7 – 7 – 1) (5 – 9)  wl – lwll -www+ lw

18. (19. 12.) Pittsburgh Steelers  (7 – 8 )  (8 – 7)  –w– wllww+l+l – l+

19. (17. 17.) Detroit Lions  (7 – 8 ) (7 – 8 )  + – l l -lw -w – +www

20. (20. 24.) St. Louis Rams  (7 – 8 ) (8 – 7)  wwww+l – + -ll – – ++

21. (21. 28.) New York Jets  (7 – 8 ) (9 – 6)  +l+ – l- +wl-wwl++

22. (22. 10.) New York Giants  (6 – 9) (7 – 8 )  – – – – – l+l++ -+ww+

23. (23. 29.) Buffalo Bills  (6 – 9) (8 – 7)  llwlwllwwwlw – l+

24. (24. 30.) Tennessee Titans  (6 – 9 ) (7 – 6 – 2)  llllw+wlwplwwpl

25. (25. 23.) Minnesota Vikings (4 – 10 – 1) (7 – 8 )  wl – +ww -llwlllw

26. (26. 6.) Atlanta Falcons  (4 – 11) (6 – 9)  -+ – – – + – – w – +++w+

27. (27. 18.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4 – 11) (6 – 9) wl – – -w – llllwlww

28. (28. 27.) Cleveland Browns  (4 – 11) (5 – 10 )  wwll – – llww – +ww

29. (29. 31.) Oakland Raiders (4 – 11) (6 – 9)  llwwl – +lll – l -ww

30. (30. 32.) Jacksonville Jaguars  (4 – 11 ) (6 – 9)  w- – ww+w – + – lll -l

31. (31. 11.) Washington Redskins (3 – 12) (5 – 10 )  – – – + – + – + -w -ww+l

32. (32. 7.) Houston Texans (2 – 13) (1 – 13 – 1)   – – – ww – wwp – – + -w –

TCh Power Rankings ™ utilize Lefty Rosenthal’s Plus/Minus system reflecting a combination of record and perception.

legend:

(previous week ranking. pre-season ranking) (record) (record vs. spread)

+ (plus): bet on & won

– (minus) : bet on & lost

w (w): bet against & won

l (l): bet against & lost

p (p): push

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