The NFL regular season does not start for another six months, but odds makers released the win totals for the upcoming 2014 regular season. Bovada and betonline have nearly all of the teams that made the playoffs last season projected to win fewer games this season.
Free agency in the NFL is just getting underway as of this week, which means there could be some changes to this as the weeks move forward and top players are signed by different teams. Nevertheless, win totals have been given an early posting on sportsbook.com and topbet bet as well as many other online sites and across Vegas.
Seattle, San Francisco and Denver are tied for the lead at the top of the futures boards for total wins with 11 each. All of the three teams ended the 2013 NFL regular season with more wins than the 11 they are projected to win this coming season.
Odds makers also project that teams such as New England, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Carolina, San Diego and Kansas City will all step back from their total wins from the 2013 regular season.
Bovada has 11 of the 12 playoff teams from the 2013 NFL season opening with total wins lower than what they accumulated last season.
Green Bay, whose record this past season of 8-7-1 won the NFC North this past season, is the odd ball. The Pack has been given a win total of 10 for the upcoming 2014 NFL regular season.
Teams that odds makers believe will make substantial improvements this season over last include the Houston Texans. Topbet has the Texans win total at 10, when last season they won just 2 games. Atlanta’s wins last season were just 6 but odds makers at betonline have them at 10 for the upcoming season.
One team not many odds makers are impressed with is the Arizona Cardinals. Last season they ended the season with a run of 7 wins in their last 9 games. However, Arizona has been given a win total for the 2014 regular season of just 6, after winning 9 of 16 games last season.
The top 10 NFL win totals for the 2014 NFL Season (2013 regular season wins in parenthesis)
Denver 11 (13)
San Francisco 11 (12)
Seattle 11 (13)
Green Bay 10 (8)
New England 10 (12)
New Orleans 9.5 (11)
Cincinnati 9 (11)
Indianapolis 9 (11)
Pittsburgh 9 (8)
Chicago 8.5 (8)