|Teams||Vegas +/-||Prediction||Reason why|
|Miami 850||6||10-6||There’s always hope|
|NY Jets 850||7||4-12||Gase bugs out|
|Buffalo 120||9||9-7||Allen isn’t Kelly|
|New England 130||9||8-8||Players on vacation|
|NY Giants 1000||6.5||3-13||Danny No Dimes|
|Dallas -120||10||10-6 maybe 11||Dak under pressure|
|Philly 130||9.5||9-7||Wentz avoids Hurts|
|Washington 2200||5.5||4-12||Nameless and talentless|
Let’s take a look at 8 underwhelming teams that all have the “pleasure” of playing against the NFC West this year. The NFL obviously requires at least two of these play in the postseason. But, I don’t see any of these teams making a huge push to the Big Game.
Miami at +850 to win the division could be a long term sneaky good bet. The Dolphins (over), Jets (under) and Giants (under) all have the biggest separation to the Vegas lines. But buckle up and get ready for the East teams to underwhelm you.
Yes, Dallas and Philly fans, I know you’re loud but focus on yelling at each other and let other NFL fans live in peace.
The NFL’s East Divisions
This race is a 2-horse race. Saquon Barkely can’t carry Danny Dimes all year. New York’s defense isn’t going to give him many extra possessions, either.
The Washington Football Team is hoping this year is forgotten until they find a mascot. They do have some young talent but they and the Giants are outmatched. They also have to play through the NFC West this year.
The Eagles and Cowboys will battle. I have questions about Philly’s weapons outside of the obvious issue of Carson Wentz’s health.
Dallas has a great all-around roster. Dak Prescott is playing for his financial future; everyone in Dallas got paid except for him. My question is can he rise above all the pressure? Dallas’s success seems to be entirely on his shoulders.
Ok, let’s address what you have been disgusted with this whole time: the Dolphins. Listen, they aren’t great. But neither is this division. Every year, one team in the NFL always goes from worst to first. So why not them? They play hard, they have a good coach, young talent and a division that is up for grabs.
I know the Bills are the trendy and favorite pick, but Josh Allen just is not what people are expecting him to be. I think he stumbles on that next big step forward and puts the Bills back in their home of mediocrity.
The Jets suck. In this division, could they sneak out some wins? Of course. The Jets don’t have their biggest X factor anymore. Their QB could not even avoid the teenage kissing disease. So he will probably have COVID-19 at some point.
New England has not had less than 10 wins in an NFL season since 2003. That includes a season with Matt Cassel. I just don’t see any offensive weapons besides Cam Newton. Losing players after they opted out hurt the Patriots particularly hard. Maybe they saw a chance to have a break from No-Fun Belichick and take advantage of it for a year.
NFL Playoff Outlook based on Win-Loss predictions
Division Winners: Dallas, San Fran, Green Bay, New Orleans
Wild Cards: Seattle, Tampa Bay, Philly/Minnesota/Chicago
Division Winners: Miami, Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis
Wild Card: Cleveland, Tennessee, Buffalo