Odds to Lose Most Games in 2020 NFL Season – Panthers, Bengals, Jaguars, and Redskins Co-Favored

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Sportsbooks list the Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers as +600 co-favorites to lose the most games during the 2020 NFL season. Photo by" Keith Allison (Flickr).
  • Books list the Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers as +600 co-favorites to lose the most games during the 2020 NFL season
  • Cincinnati lost an NFL-worst 14 games last season. Could the Bengals repeat?
  • Analysis of each contender’s odds and predictions on the outcome are revealed in the story that follows

Who will be the biggest loser of the 2020 NFL season?

Last season, the Cincinnati Bengals captured this dishonor and with it, the first overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. Cinci lost an NFL-worst 14 games last season.

Sportsbooks like their chances of repeating and list the Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers as +600 co-favorites to lead the NFL in losses during the 2020 regular season.

Odds on Team With Least Overall Wins During 2020 NFL Season

Team Odds
Carolina Panthers +600
Cincinnati Bengals +600
Jacksonville Jaguars +600
Washington Redskins +600
Detroit Lions +800
Miami Dolphins +800
New York Giants +800
New York Jets +1200
Atlanta Falcons +1600
Los Angeles Chargers +1600
Las Vegas Raiders +1600
Arizona Cardinals +2000
Denver Broncos +2000
Houston Texans +2500
Indianapolis Colts +2500
Chicago Bears +3300
Cleveland Browns +3300
Los Angeles Rams +3300
Tennessee Titans +3300
Buffalo Bills +4000
Minnesota Vikings +4000
New England Patriots +4000
Seattle Seahawks +5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5000
Dallas Cowboys +6600
Pittsburgh Steelers +6600
Green Bay Packers +8000
Philadelphia Eagles +8000
New Orleans Saints +10000
San Francisco 49ers +10000
Baltimore Ravens +15000
Kansas City Chiefs +25000

Odds taken April 1st

The Bengals have lost an NFL-high 24 games over the course of the past two seasons. Washington (13), Carolina (11) and Jacksonville (10) all hit double digits in losses in 2019.

Ohio Low

Cincinnati’s 2-14 campaign in 2019 marked the fourth time in the past five seasons that a team from Ohio grabbed at least a share of NFL’s worst regular-season record.

The Cleveland Browns went 0-16 in 2017, one season after posting an NFL-high in losses via a 1-15 slate. In 2015, both the Browns and Tennessee lost an NFL-high 13 games. The Arizona Cardinals broke up this Ohio stranglehold in 2018, losing a league-leading 13 times.

Certainly, the Bengals are contenders to keep the title in the Buckeye State. They’re expected to select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick. Feel free to insert your best Joe Exotic Burrow Bengals Tiger King joke right here.

Going with a rookie QB isn’t generally a recipe for success in the NFL. However, Arizona did display a bit of an uptick last season after selecting 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray first overall. The Cardinals were 5-10-1 last season.

Plenty of Contenders to Be NFL Season’s Worst

Never underestimate the ability of the Redskins to chart a path to the bottom. Washington has gone into double figures in setbacks seven times since 2006.

The Panthers lost 11 games last season. They’re switching from Cam Newton to Teddy Bridgewater at QB and embarking on the Matt Rhule era as head coach.

It might work out great. Then again, it might not.

Since coming within a few minutes of going to Super Bowl 52, the Jacksonville Jaguars have lost 22 of 33 games. The Jags have invested their future in second-year QB Gardner Minshew, who was 6-6 as a starter last season.

New York Times Two

It’s easy to make a case for either of New York’s NFL teams wearing this dishonor during the 2020 season.

The Giants have lost 23 games the past two seasons. Based on 2020 NFL SOS, they will contest the league’s toughest slate of games in 2020.

The Jets face the NFL’s fifth-toughest sked in terms of strength of schedule. They’ve lost 21 games the past two seasons.

Don’t Sleep on the Lions Tonight

The Detroit Lions, a franchise that displays an uncanny knack for hiring the wrong guy to coach their team, has done it again with Matt Patricia. Patricia’s credibility with his players is about on par to Donald Trump’s relationship with the truth.

The Lions lost 12 games last season. And in Detroit, things generally go from bad, to worse, to Bill Paxton at the end of Aliens.

Play the Jags

Add it all up and it spells doom for Jacksonville. Minshew threw for 21 TDs and just six picks. However, the ratio was 8:4 over his last six games.

Last season, All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wanted out of Jacksonville. This season, it’s edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue who’s seen enough of life as a Jag.

Jacksonville plays in the tough AFC South and faces the NFL’s 16th-toughest schedule.

Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars (+600) 

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