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Disappointing season ahead for the Titans. Throw in the hellscape that is the AFC West, and I have a hard time rolling with a 33-year-old quarterback on a new team in a new scheme. Every American League Team's Top Cy Young Candidate at 2022 All-Star Break.

Brutal luck.

Theres hope, but Im not banking on much improvement. How far they go comes down to Justin Herbert, and I think he can take another step this year.

Now AJ Brown is gone and it feels like the window in Tennessee is closed. Ill give them the Lions and Bears at home, and we are at nine. Philly was good last season and got better over the offseason.

But its Tom Brady so Ill look past the few red flags here. There should be doubts about whether Tua Tagavailoa is The Guy in South Beach. The Chargers learned their lesson from last years near-miss playoff berth by giving Justin Herbert one of the NFLs better offensive lines. But the rest of the roster especially after adding Tyreek Hill, Terron Armstead, and Mike McDaniel at head coach is nothing to sneeze at. Line currently unavailable due to uncertainty at quarterback.

I dont see it. The offense is a mess. No team has worse luck than the Chargers, which leads me to avoid them in any and all betting scenarios. The Patriots have two things that could be challenging.

I like the Chargers but 11 wins a lot, given how tough their division is. Sign up for the For The Win newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning.

Washington hasnt won more than seven games in a season since 2016.

Pete Carroll isnt truly ready to rebuild; hes the games oldest head coach. Some combo of Mariota-Pitts-London and general luck means this team overshoots any low expectations easily.

New Orleans is a bit top-heavy overall, but they can get away with it in their afterthought division.

The roster is better and Dan Campbell should be better in his second year.

Jonathan Allen, Chase Young, Jahan Dotson, Terry McLaurin, etc., etc. Two, theDolphinsare expected to be a much-improved team. Whether at the beginning or end of the season, the Packers offense will have some struggle games without Davante Adams around.

There arent many easy games in the four-week stretch to open the season and a 1-3 start could push this total down to 7.5 wins. Matt Ryan, even in his late 30s, can make the throws to push Indianapolis over the threshold.

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images). Itll be weird to see a Mike Tomlin team under .500, but I think this is just the quarterback situation to make it happen. With new head coach Mike McDaniel at the helm and the additions ofTyreek Hill,Cedrick WilsonandChase Edmondsto name just a fewTua Tagovailoais also expected to take a step forward this season. In all likelihood, however, this looks like a 12-win season. Sure, they arent favored too heavily right now, but I do expect that to change as the season progresses. Twelve wins arent too much to ask when you factor in what this Bills team did a season ago.

Bobby Wagner, come on down. Please check your email for a confirmation. I mean, unless they sand over their issues in the secondary and at quarterback and at receiver. This was truly one of the toughest teams to watch last season, and Im not sure what exactly they did to improve.

The Patriots didnt exactly do as well this offseason as their AFC East counterparts, and Vegas seems to be on board with that unfortunately. The AFC East loaded up this offseason; the Miami Dolphins were extremely active in free agency, hiring a new coaching staff and infusing their offense with a ton of talent. Hammering this over. The Dolphins wont have any trouble swimming fast. Matt Corral? Its not just a healthy Lamar back in the lineup its getting JK Dobbins and all the running backs who got hurt early in the season as well.

Patriots quarterbackMac Joneswent on an incredible run last season and proved to be an impressively accurate passer in his debut NFL season. And with Lamar Jackson healthy again, I think theyll have a good chance to dethrone Cincinnati for the AFC North title.

These win totals shed a little more light on where we think each team is potentially headed. Regression may loom on the horizon and with a win total this low for a defending Super Bowl winner, theres value in the under. ), but Buffalos the best team in the sport.

The Packers are more a lock for 12 wins given the state of the sorry NFC. more than they believe. All picks and predictions are suggestions only. The Bills have a chance to finish the season with the leagues best record. They wont have an automatic go get a stop defense, but guys like Chandler Jones should make them respectable.

Which Patriots' coach should call the plays in 2022? Games that I think are likely 50/50 right now would be games against the Browns, Colts, Vikings, and Cardinals.

With or without Baker Mayfield, Seattles in for a long rebuild. So, lets say this series is also split. Defensively, New England lost a Pro Bowl playmaker in Jackson and moved to replace him with Butler and Texans free agentMitchell. Its hard to bet against Tom Brady having success.

Finally, the NFC teams the Patriots matchup with this year are thePackers,Vikings,Lions,BearsandCardinals. The Texans were a 4-win team a season ago, so its not unrealistic to think they sneak in one more. Theres just always a lot of non-football things swirling around this team that could distract from what they need to do on the field. And the best way to track actual progress towards that goal is through, well, wins.

The Panthers are a mess and non-division games against the Seahawks, Browns (likely with Jacoby Brissett behind center), Bears and Commanders are all winnable. This is not an unprecedented move for coach Bill Belichick or the franchise.

I get that Josh McDaniels is gone, but is he a big enough reason for this team to take a step backward?

By no means do I think the Bears will be in contention for a playoff spot. Our total is now at seven.

Theyre going to try to win with either Mitchell Trubisky or the new Mitchell Trubisky (Kenny Pickett). One, theBillsare not only the division favorites but also to win the Super Bowl. Their time will come, but this isnt the year. 21+, see for Terms and Conditions. Unless youre the Cincinnati Bengals, it takes time to build a winner. Bad news: Thisll be the year we see the Mike Vrabel Titans finally take a nose dive. 8 in royal purple even takes Baltimore to the AFC title game. Aaron Donald is back, and the weapons on offense are, too. Theyre not going anywhere. The 12 Teams That Can Actually Win the Super Bowl.

I just dont think itll be any more than 11.

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Advantage: Chargers.

Zach Wilson and the boys arent quite there yet. New England Patriots news fromFanSided Daily, Former New England Patriot Jason McCourty has retired from the NFL. New customer offer in CO and NJ. Anything less than 13 wins would be a disappointment. The former NFL quarterback previously listed this popular sport as one of his retirement hobbies. Sam Darnold?

Carlos Sainz saw his Austrian Grand Prix run come to a fiery end, marking his fourth DNF in 11 races.

The Jets are projected to win the least games in the AFC East this season.

Its a Kirk Cousins team, which means simply observing his games will affect the outcome.

Even without Sean Payton around. On offense, the Patriots filled the void left by Mason andKarrasby reaching in the first round for Strange and then curiously using picks on two of their deepest positions: quarterback and running back. 2021-2022 record: 10-7; Second AFC East; 6-seed; Lost wild-card round at Bills, Super Bowl future odds: +3300 (Tied-16th), Key additions: WRDeVante Parker, CBMalcolm Butler, SJabrill Peppers, Key losses: CBJ.C. Jackson, OLShaq Mason, OC Josh McDaniels, Coming off a disappointing season in which a 9-4 start deteriorated into an embarrassing 30-point playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots responded by making no drastic moves in the offseason. I can count the number of premium playmakers on one hand. Theyre also giving him more support on defense with pick magnet J.C. Jackson and pressures magnet, Khalil Mack.

1 Pick Odds Heisman Odds Big Ten Betting Preview SEC Betting Preview NFL Week 1 Line Movement Bold NFL Betting Predictions SI Fantasy Draft Kit The Diggs Brothers Bond. The departure of long-time offensive play caller Josh McDaniels to the Las Vegas Raiders left the immediate future of second-year quarterback Mac Jones in the unproven hands of Joe Judge and Matt Patricia. I dont think the team is at as big of a disadvantage in the AFC as some may think.

But with no Josh McDaniels and some combination of Matt Patricia and Joe Judge likely calling the plays, can we expect him to improve? Well see Trey Lance sooner rather than later. If this team cant win at least eight games, Riverboat Ron should be in trouble.

The Lions should be far better than a season ago.

In Bill Belichicks 22 seasons as the Patriots head coach, his team has only posted a losing season twice: his inaugural season in 2000 when the team went 5-11 and 2020the first season withoutTom Bradywhen the team went 7-9.

Im not counting on that to happen again. Having a new offensive coordinator will be something to take into consideration.

The rest of the division may have caught up, but that doesnt mean KC is done winning. Richie Whitt, Week 1:At DolphinsWeek 2:At SteelersWeek 3: RavensWeek 4:At PackersWeek 5: LionsWeek 6:At BrownsWeek 7: BearsWeek 8:At Jets Week 9: ColtsWeek 10: BYEWeek 11: JetsWeek 12:At VikingsWeek 13: BillsWeek 14:At Cardinals Week 15:At RaidersWeek 16: Bengals Week 17: DolphinsWeek 18:At Bills.

Is Pat Mahomes still the quarterback? The Cowboys have an extremely easy schedule for a reigning division champion games against the Bears, Lions, Jaguars, and Texans loom. I believe well see Daniel Jones take some strides under a new coaching staff, and after Week 6, the Giants schedule is as easy as any in the league. There should be a little optimism due to a new coaching staff, but growing pains are still expected.

AFC East Over/Under Wins Total: Bills |Dolphins |Jets| Divisional Futures. Thats what he did after Andrew Lucks surprising retirement in 2019. Las Vegas is giving them the same respect as the Patriots, setting their win total also at 8.5. Andy Reid is great and so is Patrick Mahomes. The Giants have one of the weakest schedules in the league and have a clear path to be just good enough in 2022 to ruin their plans for drafting a new franchise quarterback. Russell Wilson should be enough of an upgrade to swing some of the closer losses and compete for the division. Kyler Murray deserves so much better than another year wasted with Kliff I Draw My Playbook On Truck Stop Napkins Kingbury.

Does Tom Brady come out of short-lived retirement if he doesnt see the Baby Park course known as the NFC as an easy path to the Super Bowl?

These games include matchups against the Dolphins at home, Steelers, Lions, Bears, and both games against the Jets.

Philadelphia was 2022s offseason champion and has the personnel to make last years puffed-up record (zero wins over playoff opponents) look legit. Get fantasy and betting analysis in your inbox by signing up for the Winners Club newsletter, More Betting, Fantasy and NFL: 2023 NHL Futures World Series Odds NFL Draft No. Its hard to get too optimistic about the Vikings. The Texans are bad maybe even very bad but theyll be respectable thanks in large part to Smith and his glorious beard. Whos the quarterback?

Just having a hard time seeing Lance win 10 games as soon as he gets the reins.

Bless Brian Dabolls heart if he really believes in Daniel Jones.

Likelihood of a year two decline for Patriots' QB Mac Jones?

Those are just the rules.

For reference, those win totals are about the same for the Dolphins with the same sportsbooks. But Mike Vrabel finally has the defense he wants and hes going to smother the rest of the AFC South to death. A 37-year-old quarterback in new digs who is way past his best days is a natural choice.

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Cleveland sold its soul for a certain person and will now pay the price on the field as they should. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER. Lose Von Miller? Which Patriots coach should call the plays in 2022? It will probably cost them a game or two, which keeps them under 12 wins. I can see Pittsburgh and Cleveland easily going the way of the Patriots, while the Colts, Raiders, Bengals and Ravens will all be tough to beat.

Uh, good luck, Western Pennsylvania. Have you seen this silly team? The Bills had few holes to fill, then plugged them admirably this offseason and added to Josh Allens arsenal. Sanders is taking exception at the decision by a SWAC foe to move the game to a nearby NFL stadium.

The less pressure on Herbert, the more he launches dimes downfield. Kenny Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky may not be any better, but at least they can throw enough deep balls to open up room for Najee Harris to rumble.

Teams dont win the NFC East in consecutive years. Theyve won nine games in consecutive seasons and should be a little better this year.

Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Thats over on every team in the AFC West. The Steelers will enter uncharted territory this year, assuredly learning from the mistakes of those bumbling Bears. Im sure some problems will arise between now and February 2023 (the offensive line? That is, if Garoppolo sticks around. Cleveland will mark the 25-year-olds fifth NFL destination since being drafted in 2018. Carson Wentz is the quarterback and I do not care. Bob Breidenbach/The Providence Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK.

Im out on Carolina.

At this point, Les Snead manages the Rams roster the way I do in franchise mode in Madden. Is water also very wet? Panthers head coach rips former assistant, now at Nebraska, for failure to run the ball effectively. Look, someones gotta start feeling the brunt of the oversaturated AFC. Lose Odell Beckham Jr.?

Yeah Im not betting against the Chiefs, who looked lost at sea in a 3-4 start and still managed to hit 12 wins last season. The New England Patriots have a promising young quarterback, but Las Vegas is pegging their 2022 win totals a bit lower than some might think. Its going to be weird watching these guys try and figure it out without Russell Wilson. Finally, games that I wouldnt feel comfortable picking the Patriots to win at this time are against the Ravens, Packers, both matchups against the Bills, Raiders, and Bengals.

They should be in a good spot position to make the playoffs, which means 10 wins are likely. This year, they prove it wasnt a fluke.

Predicting a full stat-line for Mac Jones heading into 2022 season. Thats two wins for New England.

I dont feel like Chicago did enough this offseason to give Justin Fields even a mild chance at success. Who is the quarterback? Easy call.

The content on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Jalen Hurts showed flashes of downfield competence last season. I think Green Bay feels the effect of Allen Lazard WR1 and rookie Christian Watson WR2 (WR3? But another 10-win season for a team that came together in the postseason and fixed its biggest weaknesses this offseason feels destined to be. Last years championship squad benefitted from some strong injury luck and the fact replacements could be found on the buyout market late in the year. Combine that with how little the Patriots did to improve their team in the offseason and my gut reaction is to look at the under here. Big Blues got a promising core in the works, but theyll need a real franchise signal-caller to make it seem cohesive when ready. BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 31: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots speaks with the press during the New England Patriots Media Availability for Super Bowl LII at the Mall of America on January 31, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota.The New England Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on February 4.

Fortunately, theres a boatload of cap space waiting in 2023, assuming Justin Fields isnt irreparably broken before then. I agree itll be close, and I think they eclipse this number in the final weeks of the season with games against the Giants and Texans likely being the difference between a playoff berth.

Simple. Purely a toss-up, in my honest opinion. But also, I just think Dallas is due for some regression after some record-breaking offensive performances last season, and defensively forcing turnovers at an unsustainable rate.

So, as we draw closer to the training camp portion of an offseason full of drama, its time to go to the bank with predictions on just how close teams are (or arent) to meeting sportsbook win total expectations. The Vikings, Packers and Cardinals will be tough to beat on the road. A simple answer to help the group chat calm down. Double-digit wins, as well. You really think were going to see a full-on tank in Seattle? 15 Best Free Agent Acquisitions of All-Time. Nah, these guys will compete their way to the 12th overall pick in 2023. We might be in for Mike McCarthy Hot Seat Watch by Halloween. New Orleans wont be an easy win for teams as it transitions into the post-Sean Payton era thanks to a defense that should remain solid.

The Bengals fixed the offensive line that cost them the Super Bowl, and Joe Burrow will have an entire healthy off-season this time. The Bills win total is set at 11.5. Adding Brown should help push him to a higher playmaking plane.

I mostly like Clevelands roster, but four combined games against the Ravens and Bengals is tough. Its time to believe the hype in New York. I think Russell Wilson is great but Im not sure if he can get this offense to be good enough to make the team four wins better.

Itll be close, but the Colts have a talented young roster and a quarterback who probably wont lose to the Jaguars with the season on the line. Are Kyle Pitts, Cordarelle Patterson and Drake London enough? I like Hollywood Brown and Kyler Murray reuniting, but ultimately no Hopkins for a while will get Arizona off to a bad start.

The Steeler defense pushed this team to 11 straight wins in 2020 despite being fully stuck in the noodle-armed throes of late-stage Ben Roethlisberger.

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For no other reason but to be contrarian.

I really like this Ravens team, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Yes, the Bengals horrible ownership is capable of ruining just about anything. Our NFL crew already hinted at how they expect next season to go with playoff predictions. If you do have to wager on them, lean toward the side that profits when their Pro Bowl tailback fumbles six times in one game or their star young quarterback is struck by lightning. Otherwise I am genuinely unsure. Arizonas in way too tough of a division with the Rams and 49ers the NFCs two arguable best teams. Lets start with the AFC East divisional matchups. This isnt a slight. Theres a chance Detroit gets to seven wins. They would need a few more games against Jacksonville for me to consider the over. That being said, two of his top targets from a season ago will be gone (three, depending on if Chris Godwin misses a bunch of time) and Brady was retired just a short while ago. As much as the greater sphere of New England thinks Mac Jones is the second coming of another certain great quarterback, this is a team lacking flash. If he isnt already considered one of the games elite signal-callers, he will be by the end of another double-digit wins season.

Denvers defense should be really good, once again. Theyll pile up wins and take home the NFC East, but Im not sure what to expect after that. TheJetsshould remain at the bottom of the division and the Pats should be able to win both of their matchups.

Improvement at quarterback.

The Patriots returned to the playoffs last season with a 10-7 record, but their over/under at SI Sportsbook for the upcoming season is just 8.5 wins.

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