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From Worst to First in the 2020 NFL Betting Season

Written by on August 26, 2020

In the NFL, teams go from worst to first in their division all the time. But which potential worst to first division teams can win the 2021 Super Bowl? Check out our top NFC and AFC pick for worst to first so you can make your bets against their NFL odds!

Teams that Could Go Worst to First – NFL Betting Analysis

2020-20201 NFL Regular Season

  • When: Thursday, Sep. 10 – Sunday, Jan. 3

Top NFC Team to Go Worst to First

Detroit Lions

With their 3-12-1 record, the Lions finished four in the NFC North. They were so bad that many fans clamored for Motown to fire head coach Matt Patricia. 

Patricia, the former New England Patriots defensive coordinator, didn’t get the boot. Instead, he drafted 3 impact players in the first three rounds.

How impactful? First pick cornerback Jeff Okudah and second-round choice RB D’Andre Swift are listed atop the depth chart. Third round pick linebacker Julian Okwara is listed on the second-team behind brother Romeo.

Patricia also raided the Patriots’ defensive pantry, signing DT Danny Shelton and LB Jamie Collins, Sr.Cornerback Desmond Trufant played in Atlanta last season. Strong safety Duron Harmon is another who played with the Patriots. 

Patricia has 3 new starters in the secondary this season, which is a good thing because last season the Lions ranked 32-of-32 teams against the pass.  

The offense should excel big time. Swift mustn’t carry the load because Kerryon Johnson is a decent running back. Before Matthew Stafford got hurt last year, he had thrown for 2,499 yards, completed close to 65% of his passes, and tossed 19 touchdowns to 5 picks in 12 games.

 Don’t sleep on the Lions to roar in 2020.

Top AFC Team to Go Worst to First

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers didn’t struggle as much as Detroit. LAC finished with a 5-11 record. Heading into the season, though, many felt the Bolts might challenge the Kansas City Chiefs for AFC West supremacy.

The season was a dud by almost any measure. This season? The Chargers are +4000 underdogs to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Those odds make Los Angeles an overlay pick to win the Super Bowl. 

Sure, the Chargers drafted Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert in with their Round 1 pick. Herbert won’t start this season, though. Tyrod Taylor will and that’s a good thing.

Tyrod is a much better quarterback than people think. He can run with the football. Up until last season, Taylor hadn’t averaged less than 5.1 yards per carry. Taylor also doesn’t throw picks.

If the Bolts are creative with Tyrod, their offense could become a To 10 unit. 

The defense will be one of the best in the NFL. Both RDE Melvin Ingram III and LDE Joey Bosa are happy campers. Bosa got the largest guaranteed amount of money, $102 million, for a defensive player in NFL history this offseason.

Last week, the Chargers guaranteed Ingram’s $14 million for the year. Also, Anthony Lynn is one of the better head coaches in the league. 

Don’t let the 2019 record fool you. The Chargers are a good football team.


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