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NFL futures bets and accompanying player props ahead of Super Bowl 55

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates during the fourth quarter in the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Welp. We had the Green Bay Packers in some way, shape or form in four bets, and they fell short in the NFC Championship game. However, we are still alive with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ensuring that this column has a winning season in 2020 despite losing three more bets than we won (thanks to Washington, really).

The Super Bowl gives rise to a situation where you can hedge if you have one side in the futures market, but again, the question comes down to whether you have an edge on the second bet (or if the money is enough to want to reduce the variance enough to sleep at night).

Below are the bets we’ve made and the ones still pending. We’ll give out some props we like if you don’t want to completely hedge either futures position. Enjoy!

Resolved Regular-Season Futures Bets

Seattle Seahawks to win the NFC West: +190 after Week 1 (Win)
Seattle Seahawks to win the Super Bowl: +1400 after Week 1 (Loss)
Tennessee Titans to win the AFC South: +125 after Week 1 (Win)
Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl: +2600 after Week 1 (Loss)
Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North: -140 after Week 2 (Win)
Philadelphia Eagles to miss the playoffs: -170 after Week 2 (Win)
Arizona Cardinals to make the playoffs: +104 after Week 2 (Loss)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the NFC South: +100 after Week 3 (Loss)
New England Patriots to win the AFC East: +125 after Week 3 (Loss)
Cleveland Browns to make the playoffs: -182 after Week 4 (Win)
Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East: -125 after Week 5 (Loss)
Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North: -165 after Week 6 (Loss)
Washington Football Team to win the NFC East: +425 after Week 7 (Win)
Miami Dolphins to make the playoffs: +184 after Week 8 (Loss)
Indianapolis Colts to miss the playoffs: +114 after Week 9 (Loss)
Philadelphia Eagles to miss the playoffs: +154 after Week 10 (Win)
Cleveland Browns to make the playoffs: -245 after Week 11 (Win)
Minnesota Vikings to miss the playoffs: -270 after Week 12 (Win)
Washington Football Team to win the NFC East: +160 after Week 13 (Win)
Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl: +700 after Week 14 (Loss)
Indianapolis Colts to win the AFC South: +125 after Week 15 (Loss)
Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl: +450 after Week 17 (Loss)
Green Bay Packers to win the NFC: +160 after Week 17 (Loss)

10-13 record, +1.64 units

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