The 2017 regular-season is right around the corner. The first preseason game is just a little over 3 weeks away and Week 1 starts on September 7th.
The first game of the season features the defending Super Bowl champs, as the New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs. Oddsmakers have the Patriots as the overwhelming favorite to win it all again. Get the latest odds to win it all, plus an archive look at the lines by clicking the link.
No need to wait to start your NFL handicapping. Vegas has already released Week 1 lines. If you struggle to pick winners out of the gate, be sure to check out our opening week betting systems. We also have a special article that looks strictly at last year’s Super Bowl teams in Week 1.
NFL Predictions: Win/Loss Records, Division Standings & Future Odds
Predicting the National Football League is no easy task. Every year there are teams that come out of nowhere to surprise and others who fail to live up to expectations. It’s what makes pro football so great. So much can change from one year to the next. It’s why it’s critical to stay informed on all the teams and not just base your opinions on what happened last season.
Let’s just take a quick second here and look back at how the 2016 campaign played out. For starters, the two teams who played in the Super Bowl the previous year (Broncos & Panthers) didn’t even make the playoffs.
Carolina’s downward turn was the big shocker. After going a league-best 15-1 in 2015, the Panthers went a mere 6-10 in 2016. Last in the NFC South and the 8th worst record overall.
Digging a little deeper, only 2 of the 8 division winners in 2015 defended their title. One of those is the Patriots, who is the exception when it comes to parity in the league. New England has won 8 straight and 13 of the last 14 AFC East titles.
I’ve studied all the offseason moves and taken a close look at the schedules to compile my 2017 predictions. Below you will find my projected records on all 32 teams. I’ve also provided my division standings, future odds and playoff predictions. You can compare my results with the over/under win totals provided by Vegas to see if I think they are overrated or underrated this year.
|1st||New England Patriots||12-4||-900||+200||+385|
|4th||New York Jets||1-15||+10000||+13000||+40000|
|1st||Kansas City Chiefs||10-6||+250||+1200||+2300|
|T-2nd||Los Angeles Chargers||9-7||+500||+3000||+7000|
|T-1st||New York Giants||10-6||+250||+1100||+2500|
|1st||Green Bay Packers||12-4||-230||+500||+1000|
|T-3rd||New Orleans Saints||8-8||+450||+2300||+5500|
|T-3rd||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7-9||+350||+1600||+4000|
|3rd||Los Angeles Rams||9-7||+2500||+8600||+25000|
|4th||San Francisco 49ers||2-14||+4000||+13000||+32500|
- *Arizona wins tiebreaker
2017 National Football League Playoff Projections & Super Bowl Winner
Wild Card Round
(3) Steelers over (6) Raiders
(5) Chargers over (4) Titans
(3) Panthers over (6) Cardinals
(4) Seahawks over (5) Giants
(1) Patriots defeat (5) Chargers
(2) Chiefs defeat (3) Steelers
(1) Packers defeat (4) Seahawks
(3) Panthers defeat (2) Cowboys
(1) Patriots defeat (2) Chiefs
(1) Packers defeat (3) Panthers
(1) Packers defeat (1) Patriots
Pro Football Prop Bets: Odds to Win MVP Trophy
|Odell Beckham Jr.||+6600|