Buffalo Bills (8)
Buffalo did significant job in the NFL Draft, improving their defense significantly with Shaq Lawson and Reggie Ragland. Their quarterback situation could possibly be a problem, since Tyrod Taylor won’t play happy for a low sum of money, meaning that it is going to be as much as EJ Manuel and Cardale Jones, two unproven signal-callers. Sammy Watkins is just a star wide receiver, but he needs help. Their defense is going to be fine but their offense has some question marks. NFL Predictions: Under 8 wins
Miami Dolphins (7)
Adding Adam Gase as coach and drafting Laremy Tunsil are moves that could take this team in the proper direction. Their defense has potential if all goes well and Ryan Tannehill will play better under Gase. With DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Jordan Cameron as weapons, I’m looking for the Dolphins to push forward and more than 7 games.
NFL Predictions: Over 7 wins
New England Patriots (10.5)
Even with Tom Brady’s possible four-game suspension, the Patriots can win at the least 11 games. New England can have Brady for 12 games, to allow them to at the least go 9-3 with him based on their schedule and if they are able to go 2-2 or 3-1 from the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills with Jimmy Garropolo as their quarterback, then 11, 12 games is a lock. Also bear in mind that Brady could still play.
NFL Predictions: Over 10.5 wins
New York Jets (8)
The Jets still don’t know who will undoubtedly be under center for them when the standard season starts. If Ryan Fitzpatrick returns I’d consider taking Over 8 wins. For now, it’s between Geno Smith, Bryce Petty (who has improved at the OTAs) and Christian Hackenberg. In my opinion, if Smith and Hackenberg have to play, the under is just a lock. Muhammad Wilkerson’s contract status could develop into a cause for concern for his or her defensive line and their schedule is tough with four of six on your way to start the season. Matt Forte may have a solid year but Chris Ivory will undoubtedly be missed.
NFL Predictions: Under 8 wins