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Sportsbook Offering +874 Odds on a Team Going 0-16 in 2019 NFL Season, +1240 Odds For 16-0

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Aug 1, 2019 · 10:20 AM PDT

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You could bet on a team going winless this past NFL season. Photo from Navin75 (Flickr)
  • You can get  +874 odds on a team going 0-16 or 16-0 during the 2019 NFL season
  • The 2017 Cleveland Browns and 2008 Detroit Lions were the NFL’s only 0-16 teams
  • The 2007 New England Patriots were the NFL’s lone 16-0 season

Will there be a sweet 16-0 or a sour 0-16 during the 2019 NFL season? If you think either outcome is a possibility, wagers are available.

The sportsbooks are offering prop bets on both outcomes, as well as a third option on a team going 19-0 en route to winning Super Bowl 54 without tasting defeat.

You’ll get odds of +874 in your favor against there being an 0-16 season turned in by any team. Those odds grow to +1240 against there being a 16-0 club, and +1578 that any squad can be 19-0 when they lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

Will Any Team Go 0-16 During the 2019 NFL Season?

Will a Team go 0-16 in 2019 NFL Season? Odds
Yes +874
No -2000

*Odds as of  07/31/19.

The hit song “Only 16” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show includes the line, “It never will happen again.” Good thing the song wasn’t entitled “O-and-16”.

“It’ll never happen again” was probably what everyone thought after the 2008 Detroit Lions engineered the first 0-16 season in NFL history in 2008. But the 2017 Cleveland Browns said, “hold our beers” and also went 0-16.

Oddly, both teams went 4-0 in preseason play prior to embarking upon their winless campaigns. The Lions followed up by going 2-14 in 2009, to post the worst two-season record since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

The Browns managed to outdo that futility standard. They were 1-15 in 2017, to go a combined NFL-worst 1-31 over a two-season span.

In 2007, the season prior to Detroit’s winless year, the Miami Dolphins went 1-15, eking out a Week 15 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens to avoid the ignominy of being the league’s first 0-16 club.

The Arizona Cardinals (3-13) were the NFL’s worst team in 2018, so the 1-15 to 0-16 pattern in consecutive seasons can’t be matched.

Another interesting commonality between the Browns and Lions – they are the only NFL teams that have been eligible to reach every Super Bowl game but failed to make even a single appearance.

Two expansion teams, the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, are the only other NFL clubs without a Super Bowl appearance on their resume. The Texans won the AFC South last season but, based on the 2019 NFL strength of schedule, have the league’s toughest schedule this season.

Pick: No (-2000)

Will Any Team Go 16-0 During the 2019 NFL Season?

Will a team go 16-0 in 2019 NFL season? Odds
Yes +1240
No -5000

Once. That’s how often since the NFL went to a 16-game regular season in 1978 that a team has managed to win all 16 regular-season games.

The 2007 New England Patriots steamrolled the opposition. They set NFL records for touchdowns (75), points scored (589), and point differential (+315). That’s how good a team must be to go 16-0.

Six other teams in NFL history – the 1984 San Francisco 49ers, 1985 Chicago Bears, 1998 Minnesota Vikings, 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2011 Green Bay Packers, and the 2015 Carolina Panthers – went 15-1.

The Pats are the defending Super Bowl champs and will play the league’s easiest schedule, but were only 11-5 in the regular season and had the sixth-best point difference (+111). Last season, the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints both went an NFL-best 13-3.

Pick: No (-5000)

Will Any Team Go 19-0 and Win Super Bowl 54?

Will a team go 19-0 in the 2019-20 NFL season & playoffs? Odds
Yes +1578
No -5000

What the Patriots proved unable to complete the journey during their sensational 2007 campaign. They lost Super Bowl 42 to the New York Giants 21-17.

No team has ever gone 19-0. Just one team managed to go 17-0 during the NFL’s 14-game season era. That was the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins might not reign forever as the NFL’s only undefeated Super Bowl champions but they’ll hold that honor for at least another season.

Pick: No (-5000)

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