NFL Season Predictions

Now just because we like cycling doesn’t mean that we don’t like other sports.  In fact, both of us are big fans of the NFL.  The updated win totals in Vegas show there are four teams with the highest win totals.  It’s the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Carolina Panthers all at 10.5 wins for 2016.

It’s pretty easy to see why.  The Patriots have proven year after year that they are going to be contenders in the AFC East and the playoff in general.  While the Buffalo Bills and NY Jets are both seen as likely to get to eight win, it’s clearly New England’s division to lose.

Out West the defending champion Denver Broncos are expected to have the most wins at 9.5.  But, the Kansas City Chiefs are a close second at 9.  The Oakland Raiders should be improved and the San Diego Chargers aren’t terrible.  This is going to be a division to watch.

The AFC North has three good teams and then the worst in all of football.  Cleveland is down to 4.5 expected wins, one full win below any other team.  The Steelers are always good, the Cincinnati Bengals have moved from a laughing stock to a team that consistently makes the playoffs, and the Baltimore Ravens will hover close to .500.

The AFC South is kind of a hot mess right now.  The Indianapolis Colts were a darling last year, but really struggled.  They are the best team at 8.5 projected wins.  The Houston Texans are at 8, then it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars at 6 and the Tennessee Titans at 5.5.  Overall this is the weakest division.

For the NFC the East should be very competitive.  The Cowboys are the highest projected with 9 wins, but the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins all have 7.5 wins in the projections.

The NFC West is pretty top heavy.  There are the Seahawks at 10.5, but closely followed by the Arizona Cardinals at 9.5.  The LA Rams are supposed to open up their franchise’s move with 7 wins, while the San Francisco 49ers are the duds in the division with around five losses.

The NFC North is pretty competitive too.  The Green Bay Packers dealt with injuries last year, but if healthy 10.5 wins is expected.  The Minnesota Vikings are pushing forward with 9 wins, but the Detroit Lions at 7 and the Chicago Bears at 6.5 make the bottom two teams very beatable.

The NFC South belongs to the Carolina Panthers.  Their win total is set 3.5 higher than the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bring up the rear with 6.5 expected wins.

The favorites to win it all are the Panthers, Patriots, and Seahawks at 9/1.  The Packers and Steelers are close behind at 12/1 and the Cardinals are at 14/1.  Fore the complete list of Super Bowl odds visit Boyds Bets.