The time is ticking down to the start of another fantastic NFL season and we cannot wait. Today, we have a look back in order on what teams were the best to worst in terms of return on investment and profit/loss from this past season when breaking the money lines and against the spread. 

We also have a multi-faceted look at each team's latest futures numbers for Super Bowl LIV odds, SU and ATS records from last season and where they finished in our Power Ratings for the regular season in 2018. Plus, thoughts on each team for the upcoming season. 


1. Chicago Bears

Futures Odds: +1400
Record: 12-5 SU and 12-5 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 6
Profit: $1391.00 ROI: 38.9%

Last year's playoff disaster aside, Chicago is young and talented enough to take over the NFC North for a few years with their rivals in reverse. Is Mitchell Trubisky ready to take the next step?


2. Kansas City Chiefs

Futures Odds: +800
Record: 13-5 SU and 10-7-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 3
Profit: $1071.00 ROI: 28.3%

With changes on the defensive side of the ball, this could the year for Kansas City. How far the Chiefs go will fall on Patrick Mahomes running the show. 


3. Seattle Seahawks

Futures Odds: +2800
Record: 10-7 SU and 10-5-2 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 5
Profit: $985.00 ROI: 28.1.%

Seattle got back to playing Pete Carroll football last year, running the ball and having Russell Wilson as a play-action passer. If that maintains and the defense improves, the Seahawks are at least a playoff contender. 


4. New England Patriots

Futures Odds: +700
Record: 14-5 SU and 12-7 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 7
Profit: $984.00 ROI: 26.2%

The Patriots have been written off money times than the Rolling Stones, but Tom, like Mick, keeps coming back. Eventually, the New England will return to pack, but wouldn't count them out yet. 


5. Los Angeles Chargers 

Futures Odds: +1400
Record: 13-5 SU and 10-8 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 6
Profit: $832.00 ROI: 22.0%

Like several quarterbacks in this group of favorites, Philip Rivers is not getting any younger. Despite the lack of a fan base, the Chargers are a legit Super Bowl contender but need Melvin Gordon. 


6. Philadelphia Eagles

Futures Odds: +1400
Record: 10-8 SU and 8-9-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 15
Profit: $687.00 ROI: 18.1%

Philadelphia's roster is not as deep as the team that won the Super Bowl two years ago, but it still has all the key components. Can Carson Wentz play a full season?


7. New Orleans Saints

Futures Odds: +800
Record: 14-4 SU and 10-8 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 1
Profit: $644.00 ROI: 17.7%

Will the football gods look more favorably on New Orleans after breaking their hearts each of the last two years in the playoffs? It sure feels like now or never for the Saints. 


8. Dallas Cowboys

Futures Odds: +2200
Record: 11-7 SU and 8-8-2 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 14
Profit: $504.00  ROI: 14.1%

For the most part, talent is not the issue in Big D, it's cohesiveness and focus. There is nothing about the Cowboys that leads one to believe they are ready to be a real NFC contender. 


9. Tennessee Titans

Futures Odds: +6000
Record: 9-7 SU and 8-8 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 12
Profit: $475.00 ROI: 14.1%

Tennessee made a number of off-season moves all designed to make this a year to win the AFC South. However, will it all come together for the Titans and at this point who has much faith in Marcus Mariota?


10. Indianapolis Colts

Futures Odds: +1600
Record: 11-7 SU and 9-8-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 13
Profit: $578.00 ROI: 11.4%

If you are looking for a mid-priced play to win the AFC and or the Super Bowl, this could be the team. If the defense improves as expected, with Andrew Luck at the controls, Indianapolis is a top-notch outfit.


11. Houston Texans

Futures Odds: +3300
Record: 11-6 SU and 7-7-3 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 8
Profit: $409.00 ROI: 11.4%

For Houston to surpass the Colts in the AFC South, their pass protection has to really improve and their work in the secondary has to really come around. 


12. Detroit Lions

Futures Odds: +8000
Record: 6-10 SU and 9-7 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 20
Profit: $365.00 ROI: 10.8%

Detroit looks stuck in neutral again. And in the NFL as Jimmy Johnson used to say, "If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward." That's where the Lions are. 


13. Washington Redskins 

Futures Odds: +8000
Record: 7-9 SU and 9-7 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 25
Profit: $226.00 ROI: 0.6%

Washington is at best a .500 club and Jay Gruden has shown that is about the level of coach he is. 


14. Los Angeles Rams 

Futures Odds: +750
Record: 15-4 SU and 9-8-2 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 2
Profit: $230.00  ROI: 0.5%

With age in certain spots on the offensive line, this has to be the Rams year to win a Super Bowl. Todd Gurley is probably not going to be the same player he was which means Jared Goff has to step forward. 


15. Cleveland Browns

Futures Odds: +1400
Record: 7-8-1 SU and 10-6 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 19
Profit: $402.00 ROI: 0.3%

No question Cleveland's on the rise, finally figuring out how to win. Nonetheless, the odds seem high for a team that has not proven anything in years. 


16. Baltimore Ravens

Futures Odds: +3300
Record: 10-7 SU and 8-9 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 9
Profit: $86.00 ROI: 0.2%

There is a book on Lamar Jackson now and how will he and the Baltimore coaching staff adjust to having a better mix on offense? 


17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Futures Odds: +6000
Record: 5-11 SU and 7-7-2 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 21
Profit: $31.00 ROI: 0.09%

New head coach Bruce Arians has always put the franchise in the hands of his quarterback. This should either make or break Jamies Winston.


18. Buffalo Bills

Futures Odds: +10000
Record: 6-10 SU and 7-9 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 27
Profit: -$19.00 ROI: -0.1%

Here is the deal with Buffalo. If they are playing meaningful football games in December that gives them a shot at making the playoffs, that would be considered a successful season. 


19. Pittsburgh Steelers

Futures Odds: +2000
Record: 9-6-1 SU and 8-7-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 11
Profit: -$112.00 ROI: -3.3%

Pittsburgh has woefully underachieved the last two years. With fewer divas and signings on defense, the Steelers should contend in the AFC, but a lot of pressure is on coach Mike Timlin to control his team.


20. Miami Dolphins 

Futures Odds: +12500
Record: 7-9 SU and 8-8 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 30
Profit: -$170.00 ROI: -4.5%

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen are the main quarterbacks in Miami with a brand new coaching staff. With a below-average roster and all this change, good luck backing the Dolphins.


21. Cincinnati Bengals

Futures Odds: +12500
Record: 6-10 SU and 9-7 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 22
Profit: -$225.00 ROI: -6.3%

Finally, a new coaching staff in the Queen City! The problem for Cincinnati is they have depended on players who keep getting injured and until they bring in playmakers who can stay on the field, the Bengals are stuck.


22. New York Giants

Futures Odds: +6600
Record: 5-11 SU and 8-7-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 26
Profit: -$267.00 ROI: -6.9%

The stability of the front office for the Giants has gone down a path that is marked with uncertainty. Nobody is sure where exactly the G-Men are headed, but it's not back to the Super Bowl. 


23. Denver Broncos 

Futures Odds: +6600
Record: 6-10 SU and 6-9-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 23
Profit: -$559.00 ROI: -9.4%

Bossman John Elway is going through quarterbacks like they are disposable napkins. Joe Flacco is being asked to return to his previous Super Bowl-winning level. What are the chances of that happening?


24. Carolina Panthers

Futures Odds: +5000
Record: 7-9 SU and 7-9 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 17
Profit: -$483.00 ROI: -12.4%

Pivotal year for Cam Newton and Carolina in determining if he is really their quarterback solution for the next five years or if it is time to make a change at the position and possibly the head coach.  


25. Arizona Cardinals

Futures Odds: +8000
Record: 3-13 SU and 9-7 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 32
Profit: -$360.00 ROI: -16.2%

Optimism is high in the football desert for the future. Still, you have an unproven head coach who had modest success in college football and a quarterback, though very talented, has a learning curve on a bad team. 


26. Minnesota Vikings

Futures Odds: +2800
Record: 8-7-1 SU and 8-7-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 10
Profit: -$714.00 ROI: -17.6%

It is now or never for Minnesota. Kirk Cousins showed why Washington was unwilling to give him a big contract and if the Vikings don't return to at least the NFC title game, you know who the fall guy will be. 


27. Atlanta Falcons

Futures Odds: +2800
Record: 7-9 SU and 11-5 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 18
Profit: -$833.00 ROI: -20.1%

In some ways Atlanta feels like Green Bay, wasting the best years of their quarterback. Not sure how everything comes together for the Falcons.


28. New York Jets

Futures Odds: +8000
Record: 4-12 SU and 5-10-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 29
Profit: -$974.00 ROI: -23.5%

The Jets have themselves a quarterback and a few other pieces, but new coach Adam Gase has gone from the golden boy to thought of as overmatched at Miami. This year will be extremely important for Gase and Sam Darnold looking towards the future.


29. Jacksonville Jaguars 

Futures Odds: +3300
Record: 5-11 SU and 5-9-2 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 24
Profit: -$1143.00 ROI: -25.4%

This year we find out what Nick Foles can do with a less talented offense and probably one a little less tailored to his overall skill set. 


30. Oakland Raiders 

Futures Odds: +6600
Record: 4-12 SU and 6-10 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 31
Profit: -$1134.00  ROI: -26.3%

Handicapping the Oakland Raiders with Jon Gruden is an adventure in guesswork. Are the Raiders really improving with more roster turnover or do they continue to be a Play Against team?


31. San Francisco 49ers

Futures Odds: +3300
Record: 4-12 SU and 5-11 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 28
Profit: -$1113.00 ROI: -28.1%

More muted expectations for San Francisco this season and that's a good thing. With Jimmy Graoppolo back with a fairly solid roster, the Niners could win nine games. 


32. Green Bay Packers

Futures Odds: +2000
Record: 6-9-1 SU and 6-9-1 ATS
Last Year's Final Ranking: 16
Profit: - $1633.00 ROI: -48.6%

We know Aaron Rodgers gets the benefit of the doubt, but Green Bay's not even the best team in their division. If Rodgers is hurt again, the Pack is Play Against material again.


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