New England is no longer considered the favorite to win the AFC East. Here is all the details and how this affects the NY Jets heading into 2020.
The reign of terror by the New England Patriots is officially over, well, according to the latest odds from Caesar’s Sportsbook anyway.
This week they released their Super Bowl odds for all 32 NFL franchises, odds to win each division, over/under win totals, and finally the odds that each team will make the playoffs.
Since 2009 New England has won the AFC East 11 consecutive times.
Going back a bit further, outside of the 2008 outlier when the Patriots lost the division on a tie-breaker (Miami Dolphins) and missed the playoffs despite going 11-5 that year, New England has won 16 of the last 17 division titles.
There’s no other way to slice it, this has been the Patriots world and we have all just been living in it.
Although this offseason a lot has changed including the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Tom Brady, leaving the team he spent the last 20 years with to start a new adventure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That has opened the door for every other team in the division to possibly upset the applecart including the NY Jets.
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Here are the full details on the Patriots from the Caesar’s Sportsbook:
Super Bowl odds
The Patriots have 20-1 odds to win the Super Bowl which is the ninth-best odds in the league behind (in no particular order): Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, and yes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Believe it or not, the Buffalo Bills (+100) are favored to win the AFC East in 2020. Right behind are the Patriots in second place, per the oddsmakers.
Over/under win total
The Patriots, brace yourselves, are projected to win 8.5 games this year. For context, the last time New England didn’t win double-digit games during the regular season was 18 freaking years ago when the team went 9-7 in 2002.
Odds to make the playoffs
The Patriots are still projected to make the postseason with -190 odds, the fourth-best among the AFC playoff field only behind the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and the Buffalo Bills.