NFL Wins Odds

NFL Regular Season Wins Odds: Broncos and 49ers Lead the Pack

8/22/13 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Aug 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) calls an audible during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY SportsAtlanta Falcons: O/U 9.5
OVER: Atlanta is a very good regular season team and a well-oil machine that will easily win over 10 games this year.
Carolina Panthers: O/U 7.5
OVER: Cam Newton and the Panthers struggle last season and still managed to produce a 9-7 record. The trouble for Carolina this year is that they have the toughest schedule in all of football.
Chicago Bears: O/U 8.5
OVER: The Bears only have to go 9-7 to win this wager, and even if Jay Cutler gets hurt like he always does, the team should still be able to stumble their way into an over.
Dallas Cowboys: O/U 8.5
UNDER: Every year is supposed to be the year for the Dallas Cowboys—NFL fans will believe it when they see it.
Denver Broncos: O/U 11.5
OVER: The Broncos have the easiest schedule in all of football. And even if they didn’t, they still have Payton Manning—the greatest regular season QB of all-time. Manning can sleep walk into 12 wins.
Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is pressured by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the second quarter of the NFC divisional round playoff game at Candlestick Park.  Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY SportsGreen Bay Packers: O/U 10.5
UNDER: The Packers lost a few offensive weapons, did not upgrade the defensive and spend most of the offseason listening to people trash Aaron Rodgers.
Houston Texans: O/U 10.5
UNDER: The Texans got exposed toward the end of the season. Expect the team to still be very good, but take a small step back.
Indianapolis Colts: O/U 8.5
OVER: The Colts went 11-5 under rookie sensation Andrew Luck. But even if he hits a sophomore slump during his second year in the league, winning nine games is not too difficult of a task.
Kansas City Chiefs: O/U 7.5
UNDER: The Chiefs have to go 8-8 in order to win this bet. The question to wonder about is whether Alex Smith and a couple of rookies are really worth a six game improvement?
Aug 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback B.J. Daniels (5) hands off to cornerback Marcus Cooper (33) during the second of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs half at Arrowhead Stadium. San Francisco won 15-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsNew England Patriots: O/U 11
PUSH: The Patriots are the Patriots and could win 10 games without even trying. However, an 11-5 season seems about right for their schedule.
San Francisco 49ers:  O/U 11
OVER: Improved on defense—check. Improved on offensive (simple by getting rid of Alex Smith and the quarterback controversy)—check. Expect 13-3 out of the Niners.
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8/22/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

About the Packers not upgrading their defense.. I know its not all that sexy, but they drafted Datone Jones, got Johnny Jolly back, Nick Perry is healthy, and the young guys got a year older. Not saying the defense is going to be great or that any or all of those guys will pan out, but its a bit misleading to say they didn't upgrade.  They certainly look to be better.