The New England Patriots continue to be the gold standard in the NFL after Bill Belichick and Tom Brady brought home their sixth championship last season. However, Brady turned 42 in recent days and saw his numbers decline statistically last season despite the Super Bowl win. Now, he’ll be without all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski, who retired after substantial injuries took their toll on his body over the years. Still, the Patriots boast one of the highest projected 2019 NFL win totals at 10.5, tied with the Chiefs, Rams and Saints. Can New England continue to defy the expectations they’ll start slowing down with age, or can they continue to be the class of the league and beat one of the highest NFL regular season win totals 2019? The proven computer model at SportsLine has run the numbers, and you’ll want to consult its 2019 NFL predictions before you make your own picks.
This model nailed its top-rated NFL picks last year, finishing the season on a strong 16-6 run. For the season, it went 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. It also went 170-84 on straight-up NFL picks during the regular season, ranking inside the top 10 on NFLPickWatch.com for the third straight year. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, it’s locked in on Vegas’ projected 2019 NFL win totals. We can tell you the model says the Baltimore Ravens go over their 2019 NFL win total of 8.5. Quarterback Joe Flacco is in Denver now as Lamar Jackson will lead the offense without the man who once guided the franchise to a Super Bowl championship leering over his shoulder.
Jackson has plenty of developing to do after completing just 58.2 percent of his passes as a rookie and going 14-for-29 while eating seven sacks during Baltimore’s playoff loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. But he makes up for his rawness as a thrower with his incredible athleticism and ability to extend plays with his legs. When Jackson took over after the bye week, the Ravens averaged 229.6 yards rushing per game in the regular season while going 6-1 in those starts to earn their way into the postseason.
Meanwhile, Baltimore’s defense ranked second in points allowed and first in total defense. That unit now adds All-Pro safety Earl Thomas to the mix, while Jackson benefits from a heavy investment at wide receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft. That’s why the model predicts an average record of 9-7 in its 10,000 simulations of the regular season.
The model has also unearthed major discrepancies for four other NFL clubs, and generated each team’s exact win total this season, including the New York Giants. They finished with five wins last season amid a dismal season and sent Odell Beckham to the Browns. Oddsmakers have set their season win total at six, and the projection model has a strong opinion on the 2019 fortunes for a New York team that won 11 games three years ago.
So which teams sail past their projected win totals? And how many wins will every single NFL team have this season? Visit SportsLine now to get the five best NFL win total picks, plus see every team’s projected record, all from an advanced computer model that keeps crushing its picks, and find out.