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Favorite NFL futures bets ahead of Week 8

Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) stands in the huddle during a timeout against the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Week 7 came and went, and while there were some improvements to our season-long futures (specifically on Green Bay, Arizona, Tampa Bay and Cleveland), there were some significant losses, as well (New England, Philadelphia and Dallas). We move on to Week 8.

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After Week 1

Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl: +550 after Week 1, now +400 

Seattle Seahawks to win the NFC West and Super Bowl: +190 and +1400 after Week 1, now -130 and +1000 

Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl: +2600 after Week 1, now +1100

Tennessee Titans to win the AFC South: +125 after Week 1, now -220

After Week 2

Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North: -140 after Week 2, now -310

Philadelphia Eagles to miss the playoffs: -170 after Week 2, now +134

Arizona Cardinals to make the playoffs: +104 after Week 2, now -124

After Week 3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the NFC South: +100 after Week 3, now -140

New England Patriots to win the AFC East: +125 after Week 3, now +480

After Week 4

Cleveland Browns to make the playoffs: -182 after Week 4, now -300

After Week 5

Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East: -125 after Week 5, now +350

After Week 6

Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North: -165 after Week 6, now -125

Our pick for after Week 7

Washington Football Team +450 to win the NFC East

This choice is purely mathematical, as we have Washington at 2-5 with a 22% chance of winning football’s worst division. The Football Team have the fourth-easiest remaining schedule among all NFL teams and the easiest remaining schedule among NFC East teams (Philadelphia is in the middle of the pack).

The Football Team’s two wins are over divisional foes, which would come in handy should they either tie a game in the future or end up heads up with the Dallas Cowboys for the top spot.

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