The NFL season is right around the corner which presents the usual suspects as favorites. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams are the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl, but these four teams might just shock the world next season.
4. Buffalo Bills
With a year under the belt for Josh Allen, the Bills have quietly improved their offense, adding Cole Beasley and John Brown at receiver, Frank Gore at running back and five offensive lineman to help protect their young QB. These moves could be enough to put them in the playoff mix, as the Bills will definitely improve on their 6-10 mark from last season.
3. Houston Texans
The Texans won their division last year with an 11-5 finish, yet open up the 2019-2020 season at 30-1 odds to win the whole damn thing. Prognosticators are already crowning the Colts the champs of the AFC South, but you can bet that Deshaun Watson, JJ Watt and DeAndre Hopkins are not going to let that happen without a fight.
2. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers finished last season with a disappointing 7-9 record, as they struggled to find the end zone throughout the year. Expect them to bounce back this year, as D.J. Moore will benefit from a resurgent Cam Newton, and the signing of Gerald McCoy will bolster their defense.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars went 5-11 last season when the expectations were sky high for the young and talented team. The addition of Nick Foles will solidify their quarterback position, helping Dede Westbrook, Marquise Lee and Leonard Fournette catch their groove offensively. Their defense still is one of the best, holding opponents to under 20 points-per-game last season. No one is talking about Jacksonville, but they might finally live up to the hype this season.