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All jokes aside, let’s get to my top five NFL win total Over/Under picks as we get set for the upcoming 2018 NFL regular season.
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Los Angeles Rams 9
I’m a bit stunned that the Rams have a modest win total of just nine seeing as how they went 11-5 a year ago to win the NFC West – and appear to have upgraded their roster in a big way this offseason, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
I’ve got L.A. winning road games at Oakland, Denver, Detroit, Chicago and Arizona while bagging home wings against the Cardinals, Chargers, Packers, Seahawks, Chiefs, and Niners to finish with 11 wins for the second straight season. Again, maybe it’s me, but I think a double-digit winning season is a lock for the Rams in 2018.
Bengals – 5.5
While Cincinnati would appear to have gone an uninspiring 6-9-1 last season, they actually finished with a nice flourish over their final four games and made what I believe was a really smart move by retaining longtime head coach Marvin Lewis after initially agreeing to part ways following the 2017 regular season.
Anyway, I’ve got the Bengals winning their first two at Indianapolis and at home against Baltimore while also recording wins in Weeks 5 and 6 at home against the Dolphins and Steelers. I’ve also got Andy Dalton and company winning at home in Weeks 8, 12 and 13 against Tampa Bay Cleveland and Denver. Seven wins look like the minimum for a Bengals team I expect to be much improved in 2018. 10 wins wouldn’t surprise me either.
Chiefs – 7.5
Alex Smith is gone and head coach Andy Reid has placed the future of his tea in the hands of second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes. Still, I think Kansas City reaches eight wins in 2018 simply because they still have a ton of talent and a really good head coach that has been a double-digit winning machine for the vast majority of his NFL career.
Kansas City has a tough stretch of games to start the season, but I have them winning in Week 3 at home against San Francisco and then recording victories in Weeks 7 through 10 by beating the Bengals, Broncos, Browns and Cardinals. The Chiefs then record victories in three of their final four games against Baltimore and the division rival Chargers and Raiders to close out the season with at least eight wins.
Titans – 8.5
Tennessee will look to at least equal their nine-win season from a year ago under first-year head coach Mike Vrabel and I think they could get there. The Titans win their first two at Miami and at home against Houston before losing three straight and then beating Baltimore at home. Tennessee wins again at Dallas in Week 9 and at home against the Jets and Jags in Weeks 13 and 14 before beating the Giants on the road in Week 15. Then the Titans nail down two more wins at home against Washington and Indianapolis to finish with nine wins.
Packers – 10.5
Green Bay loses at least five road games against the Lions, Rams, Patriots, Seahawks and Vikings while also suffering potential home losses against the Vikings, Niners, Cardinals and Falcons. I’m thinking nine wins is the best we can expect out of Green Bay this coming season and possibly 10. The Packers will have Aaron Rodgers back on the field in 2018, but I just don’t see them winning 11 games no matter how I look at it.