nfl-season-predictions

We are a little over three weeks from the start of the 2016 NFL regular season. Week 1 will kickoff Thursday, Sept. 8 with a Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and Panthers.

Over the last month I have spent hours researching all 32 teams. In fact, you can look at my individual team previews using the links at the bottom of this page.

Predicting the NFL 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 the NFL so great. The majority of teams in the league believe they have what it takes to win it all.

Last year, it was the Carolina Panthers who shocked the league with a near perfect regular season. Carolina road that success to a Super Bowl appearance.

Who will be that team in 2016? Only time will tell. Chances are it will come out of the AFC, as the NFC is absolutely loaded at the top. In fact, I have the New York Giants missing the playoffs at 10-6.

Outside of the New England Patriots, it’s really anyone’s guess who will emerge in the AFC. There’s at least 3 teams in the North, South and West that have a legit shot at winning their division.

Here’s a look at how I see all 8 divisions playing out this season plus all of the current NFL odds as of early August.

Plus, if you want to bet the Super Bowl futures I give my prediction on who will be team celebrating at NRG Stadium (home of the Houston Texans) on February 5.

AFC East

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsAFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
1stNew England Patriots11-5-217+330+785
T-2ndNew York Jets9-7+630+3000+6500
T-2ndBuffalo Bills9-7+570+2000+4800
4thMiami Dolphins5-11+825+3450+9000

AFC North

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsAFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
1stPittsburgh Steelers10-6+127+480+1100
2ndCincinnati Bengals9-7+183+825+1950
3rdBaltimore Ravens8-8+335+1650+3900
4thCleveland Browns3-13+2400+8000+23500

AFC South

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsAFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
1stIndianapolis Colts10-6+142+1025+2025
T-2ndHouston Texans8-8+190+1900+4000
T-2ndJacksonville Jaguars8-8+325+2300+5400
4thTennessee Titans5-11+1025+4400+12000

AFC West

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsAFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
1stKansas City Chiefs11-5+188+975+2200
T-2ndDenver Broncos9-7+198+925+2200
T-2ndOakland Raiders9-7+280+1725+3800
4thSan Diego Chargers8-8+675+3700+9000

NFC East

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsNFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
T-1stDallas Cowboys10-6+180+1075+2450
T-1stNew York Giants10-6+218+1550+3500
3rdWashington Redskins7-9+335+2000+4700
4thPhiladelphia Eagles6-10+475+3000+7000

NFC North

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsNFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
1stGreen Bay Packers12-4-148+490+925
2ndMinnesota Vikings11-5+218+1075+2450
3rdChicago Bears8-8+1125+3200+7500
4thDetroit Lions5-11+1400+3000+7000

NFC South

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsNFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
1stCarolina Panthers11-5-227+490+950
2ndTampa Bay Buccaneers7-9+680+3700+9800
T-3rdAtlanta Falcons6-10+620+3100+7300
T-3rdNew Orleans Saints6-10+745+3500+8800

NFC West

RankTeamRecordDivision OddsNFC OddsSuper Bowl Odds
T-1stSeattle Seahawks12-4-113+490+950
T-1stArizona Cardinals12-4+152+640+1300
3rdLos Angeles Rams5-11+1000+3800+10000
4thSan Francisco 49ers4-12+2475+4300+12000

Playoffs Predictions

Wild Card Round

(3) Steelers defeat (6) Jets
(5) Broncos defeat (4) Colts
(3) Panthers defeat (6) Vikings
(5) Cardinals defeat (4) Cowboys

Divisional Round

(1) Patriots defeat (4) Broncos
(2) Chiefs defeat (3) Steelers
(1) Seahawks defeat (5) Cardinals
(2) Packers defeat (3) Panthers

Conference Championship

(1) Patriots defeat (2) Chiefs
(1) Seahawks defeat (2) Packers

Super Bowl

Seahawks defeat Patriots

Team Predictions