Win total lines will be released soon for the upcoming NFL season. Find out which teams will finish over and under Vegas’s prediction.
Over: Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars can’t get much worse than they were last year. They were really bad, which is why they again sit at the top of the draft.
But their season last year wasn’t for nothing. Trevor Lawrence learned how to be an NFL quarterback and got a ton of experience, and they developed some of their other younger players.
They have a supposed new culture with head coach Doug Pederson leading the charge, and a ton of players who really want to see this team succeed. They get back some players from injury, get more top picks, and their division is declining.
Tennessee’s window may soon be shut, Indianapolis is a big question mark at the quarterback position for now, and the Texans are a catastrophe and don’t look to be going anywhere soon. Jacksonville will have talent and a winning pedigree, and their win total will be low as deserved, so take them to exceed their expectations for next season.
Under: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys were anything but their usual selves last year. That is until the playoffs came knocking.
They have fallen below their win total almost every season over the last five or so seasons and they’ve been the team everyone loves to see lose. Though they proved their doubters wrong for most of the last regular season, Dallas will once again struggle to pick up wins in a below-average division, playing a first-place schedule.
Their financials are in shambles, as that Ezekiel Elliott contract is costing them a fortune. They haven’t been able to revamp their defense to the prowess it once contained, and it’s not looking like a unit that is going to be all that convincing next year either. Don’t be surprised if Dallas disappoints as they so often do.
Over: Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are going to be really good next year. Herbert and company are going to come out of the gates firing, still mad about how their season ended last year on the Daniel Carlson field goal when they could’ve qualified for the playoffs in the now infamous take-the-tie game. They have all the pieces, and the front office is dedicated to turning the defense into what it needs to be to compete with the best.
Herbert’s weapons are going to be replenished, and he will have a solid offensive line, more than his counterpart Joe Burrow could say in Cincinnati. The Raiders season may have been a bit of a fluke and it’s unlikely they compete at that level again for a whole season.
LA also gets to play a third-place schedule which could be key as they seek a couple more wins. The Chargers will top their win total handily in a division where it won’t be that high because of the Chiefs sitting at the peak.
Under: Cincinnati Bengals
Super Bowl losers simply don’t play well the following season. It’s been a trend for almost every team over recent history, and Cincinnati’s fortune came with a bit of luck.
They need to be commended for one of the greatest and most unlikely runs to the postseason ever. But, injuries really changed their season. For the most part, Cincinnati stayed healthy, never missing more than a couple of starters at a time, while division rivals like the Ravens lost just about every starter for parts of the season. Pittsburgh had a lot of defensive injuries, and the Browns were also a mess in the medical arena.
Cincinnati won’t lose many starters from last year’s team, and it’s likely they shake up their offensive line, but now that they have more competition in the tough AFC North division, the likeness of them staying healthy all year and competing at the same level after a big run to the biggest game is not going to happen.
Over: Buffalo Bills
Buffalo comes off a year that ended in controversy. They never had a shot in overtime after a fantastic playoff game against the Chiefs, and their work in the offseason is going to really improve this team.
It was a Super Bowl-ready team last year, and it will be again this year. They have another offseason to plug some holes that don’t really need to be fixed in the first place, and their roster will be ready.
The Patriots will be solid foes in the division, but both the Jets and Dolphins aren’t up to the same standard, or even come close to competing with the Bills. Look for Buffalo to sweep the division and only lose a few games next year en route to a Super Bowl appearance.
Under: San Francisco 49ers
The Niners will be moving on from Jimmy Garroppolo at the QB spot with Trey Lance on deck. Lance in his few games looked alright, but not all that convincing. In what will be basically his rookie year of playing a full season, Lance as a runner might pick up an injury or two causing him to miss some games.
The Rams will still be a powerhouse and the Cardinals will be out for vengeance as well with a talented, young roster. The Niners will still have a great defense, but NFL teams over the offseason will watch some film and figure out how to stop Deebo Samuel.
Deebo was pretty much their entire offense last year, and I’m not sure this team is made to put up points. Their win total will be higher than it should be because they always find ways to win games, but I just don’t see it happening for San Francisco next year.
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