The 2019 NFL season is set to be a big one. It’s the 100th season of the National Football League and it will lead to the 50th modern-era Championship game and the 54th Super Bowl. 

The NFL betting sites have all the usual suspects listed as favorites and are predicting big stuff from the league’s biggest names, but what will this season really have in store?

The Stats

The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are the favorites to come out on top during this NFL season, and they are closely followed by the Saints and the Chiefs. The Chiefs are relying on (and should receive) big performances from Mahomes and Hardman, while the Rams have Gurley and Goff to turn to.

Both the Saints and the Patriots have ageing quarterbacks and there are doubts about their abilities, but if last season was anything to go by then they still have what it takes. The Patriots are the favorites to win despite their 42-year-old QB and the absence of Gronkowski, but that’s because they have the quality in-depth to seamlessly replace Gronk and to cover Brady in the event of an injury.

The Bet

The first week of the season will tell us a lot about the capabilities of the four franchises mentioned above, as well as the league’s dark horses. The Rams arguably have the toughest test, as they face the Panthers in Carolina, but the Patriots will also need to get by the Steelers if they’re going to start with a bang.

The Saints, on the other hand, should make light work of the Texans, while the Chiefs will expect to get the W against the Jaguars.

A lot of eyes will also be on the Browns, who play the Titans. They have made some big changes this summer, bringing in Vernon, Hunt, and Odell Beckham Jr. Their goal will be to improve on last season, which should be a certainty, but there is also a slim chance they will make it all the way.

The same could be said for the Packers, who are an even bigger price and have made some huge defensive improvements.

Whatever happens, this season promises to be explosive.