Every single season, there have always been conversations about NFL teams potentially going undefeated during the regular season, but it almost never happens because it is so hard to win every single game in the NFL. There are a lot of teams’ goals during the regular season to go undefeated and win the Super Bowl, but it is not possible, and it is all talk.
As they say, everyone wants to win, but how badly do they want it? There are predictions today for the upcoming 2022 NFL regular season. What are the odds for teams to go 17-0 during the regular season?
This is actually very favorable odds to bet the yes for one of the 32 NFL teams to go 17-0 during the regular season. The New England Patriots during the 2007 regular season went 16-0 before losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. The Green Bay Packers have been the closest team to achieving an undefeated regular season, and that was back in 2011.
Green Bay was 15-1 that season and they lost their only game against the Kansas City Chiefs on the road, and they weren’t even a playoff team that season. That loss came as a surprise to a very large number of people. The Packers lost to the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional Round that season and New York eventually won Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots.
For the 2022 regular season, there are a couple of teams that could achieve a 17-0 regular season. They are the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills, but they both face each other on the opening night of the NFL regular season, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 8th.
Los Angeles is capable of doing it because the NFC is not as strong as the AFC is. Matthew Stafford is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL. Sean McVay is also one of the best head coaches in the NFL, especially when having a lead.
Buffalo is capable of doing it because Josh Allen is the betting favorite to win the 2022 NFL MVP Award, and some think he might be the best quarterback in the NFL. Sean McDermott is also a great head coach. More realistically, fade the yes bet.
The no odds are extremely low, which means that no team is really going to 17-0 during the regular season. A reason why it will not happen is because of how loaded the AFC West is. The Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Las Vegas Raiders are all going to beat each other up in the standings.
There are also several teams in the NFL that are going to be bottom feeders. They are the New York Giants, the New York Jets, the New England Patriots, the Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cleveland Browns, the Chicago Bears, and the Detroit Lions.
There is also so much parity in the NFL that on any given Sunday, any NFL team can win, and that is why the NFL is always king.
The reality is that it is so hard to win a single game in the NFL. Players putting their bodies on the line for their teams to win is a respective feat. Even if someone placed a $100 bet on the no, you still wouldn’t win a lot of money, but if it was placed on the yes and if it did actually happen, then it is a totally different story from cashing out your winnings.
There are always cool things to bet on because people will bet on anything and everything. It will be interesting to see how long the last undefeated team will last during the 2022 NFL regular season. The odds are a 17-0 team during the regular season won’t happen, though.