Publish Date: 07/28/2019
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
Every year a handful of teams surprise and make the NFL playoffs and this year should be no different. Today we are going to give you two longshots to make futures bets on to make the playoffs and the third team we will give you (Philadelphia Eagles) you can bet to win the division and the Super Bowl. It is also advised to use the NFL betting tips that are really easy to find and will help you make a smart decision. This year will probably bring many surprises and not expected results, so the betting experience will be much more fun and intense.
The biggest thing here will be can Quarterback Matthew Stafford bounce back from an average year? Offensively the weapons that were added in the offseason have to give Lions fans hope. Start off with the addition of Danny Amendola now helping to keep the chains moving. First-round pick T.J. Hockenson was the draft’s most well-rounded Tight End, which has to have Matthew Stafford excited also. The biggest key to this turnaround could be running back Kerryon Johnson who I believe the Lions could turn into a workhorse back. Combine Johnson with a solid passing game and the Lions could make some noise this season.
The Lions on defense should have one of the most dominant front sevens in all of football with new addition Trey Flowers and with key returners Damon Harrison, A’Shawn Robinson, and Da’Shawn Hand. If Linebacker Jarrad Davis keeps improving the Lions could be a very dangerous team in 2019.
Divisionally Kirk Cousins is the Vikings Quarterback, the Packers have a new head coach and the Bears have to drop off, don’t they?
The Bengals have a talented offense skill position wise with Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and emerging star Joe Mixon at running back. The biggest question in this possible turn around will be on defense and mainly at Linebacker.
Linebacker is a weak point for the Bengals, but they are solid everywhere else. Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap head up a big-time pass rush deepened with names like Carl Lawson and Sam Hubbard. The secondary still has outside corner shutdown potential with William Jackson, and we’d be talking about Jessie Bates as the best rookie safety from the 2018 class were it not for Derwin James. Bates was off the charts as a rookie last year, so in the end, everything for the Bengals will hinge on the play they get from the Linebacker position.
When looking at the division the Ravens are Quarterbacked by Lamar Jackson and that will lead to the Raven’s downfall. The Steelers have lost a lot and are led by an aging Quarterback. The Browns are just over-hyped.
I don’t see this being close, either. The Eagles are the class of the NFC East division. Carson Wentz may be the NFL MVP this season if he can stay healthy and they have fortified key areas of need, like OL and RB. They’re far ahead of every other team in this division in terms of roster composition and depth and a superior pedigree in front office/coaching. Of course, Wentz’s health could be an issue again, and there will be no Nick Foles magic to conjure in 2019, but I am going by what we see on a depth chart right now, and in the NFC East I don’t see it being difficult to determine that one of these teams is not like the others (especially with two of them just selecting QBs in the first round).