- 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
|New York Giants||+800|
|New York Jets||+1200|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1600|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+1600|
|Los Angeles Rams||+3300|
|New England Patriots||+4000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+5000|
|Green Bay Packers||+8000|
|New Orleans Saints||+10000|
|San Francisco 49ers||+10000|
|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.
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.
LSU star QB Joe Burrow comes in at number two on the SI Big Board.
Do the Bengals select Ohio's high school Gatorade Player of the Year in 2014 with the No. 1 overall pick? pic.twitter.com/ASqzUDRjyI
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 1, 2020
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.
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) March 23, 2020
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.
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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.
GRAPHIC DESIGN REQUEST LINE:
"Daniel Jones throwing an actual dime"
Danny Dimes, literally. pic.twitter.com/ArRTD73vdI
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 31, 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.
.@ShannonSharpe on Darius Slay 'losing respect' for Matt Patricia based on how he addresses his players:
"Matt Patricia, you need to understand you can't do that, because you're not Coach Belichick." pic.twitter.com/iPUlB2q4m9
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) March 20, 2020
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.
— Yannick Ngakoue (@YannickNgakoue) March 31, 2020
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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