NFL Football Futures Betting: An Early Look at the AFC East

July 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today we examine the AFC East looking at the football futures betting lines at Bodog.
New England Patriots: 7-5
The Patriots being the lowest bet on the board has more to do with the "Bill Belichick effect" than talent on the field.
Offensively, this team can still score with the best of them. QB Tom Brady is another year removed from his ACL injury, WR Randy Moss and WR Wes Welker are still on the outside, and the offensive line is a strength. But questions remain on defense.
What's clearly gone from the team's glory days is the pass rush, which used to force turnovers and create havoc for opposing offenses. The result of not being able to apply pressure on QBs in 2009 was a secondary that was consistently abused. We'll need to see evidence before we're ready to say some of their personnel moves will improve their pass rush.
The first place schedule they'll play is also a negative.
New York Jets: 7-5
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