NFL Betting: 2021 W/L Predictions for All the Teams

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 19, 2021 in

Now that the NFL Draft has taken place, free agency is over, and the 2021 schedule has been released, it’s time to make predictions for the upcoming season. For the first time in NFL history, we’ll see a 17-game regular season. Let’s take a look at our predictions for every team’s record this season, and we’ll briefly analyze each division so you can plan your bets against their NFL odds.

2021 W-L Record Predictions for Every NFL Team

NFC East

  • Dallas Cowboys: 10-7
  • New York Giants: 6-11
  • Philadelphia Eagles: 7-10
  • Washington Football Team: 9-8

This division was a mess last season. Washington won the division with a record below .500. The Giants spent a lot of money in the offseason, but we don’t think that it will make that big of a difference. Having Dak Prescott back could get the Cowboys over the hump.

NFC North

  • Chicago Bears: 6-11
  • Detroit Lions: 3-14
  • Green Bay Packers: 12-6
  • Minnesota Vikings: 10-7

The Packers are clearly the class of the division if Aaron Rodgers is under center when the season starts. Minnesota made some upgrades in the offseason. The Bears drafted Justin Fields, but they let some of their better defensive players go. Detroit is in rebuild mode after trading Matthew Stafford away.

NFC South

  • Atlanta Falcons: 7-10
  • Carolina Panthers: 5-12
  • New Orleans Saints: 7-10
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 14-3

The Super Bowl champions are returning all 22 starters. If they can stay relatively healthy, they should run away with this division. Even though the Saints are still very talented, not knowing who will be under center could really hinder them this season. 

NFC West

  • Arizona Cardinals: 9-8
  • Los Angeles Rams: 10-7
  • San Francisco 49ers: 8-9
  • Seattle Seahawks: 11-6

This could be the most highly contested division in the NFL. All four of these teams could be a playoff team. They’ll beat each other up throughout the season. 

AFC East

  • Buffalo Bills: 12-5
  • Miami Dolphins: 10-7
  • New England Patriots: 8-9
  • New York Jets: 5-12

As long as Josh Allen can stay healthy, the Bills are the class of this division. Miami was on the verge of making the playoffs last season. New England made some big moves in the offseason, but they still have a ways to go. New York will get better as the season progresses.

AFC North

  • Baltimore Ravens: 11-6
  • Cincinnati Bengals: 7-10
  • Cleveland Browns: 11-6
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: 8-9

Baltimore and Cleveland are the two best teams in this division. They will battle it out for the division title. Cincinnati will be better this season and are headed in the right direction. Pittsburgh could finish in the basement this season.

AFC South

  • Houston Texans: 3-14
  • Indianapolis Colts: 11-6
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-14
  • Tennessee Titans: 11-6

If Indianapolis can bring Carson Wentz back, the Colts should win this division. Tennessee will be right there with them. As for Houston and Jacksonville, it’ll be a long season. 

AFC West

  • Denver Broncos: 7-10
  • Kansas City Chiefs: 14-3
  • Las Vegas Raiders: 7-10
  • Los Angeles Chargers: 10-7

Kansas City made sure to fix the offensive line in the offseason. If Justin Herbert can avoid a sophomore slump, the Chargers could make a playoff run. Denver has a good defense, but Teddy Bridgewater isn’t the answer at quarterback. We’re still not sure what Jon Gruden’s master plan really is.