2016 NFL Regular Season Recap

2016 NFL Regular Season Recap

The 2016 NFL regular season is officially in the books. The regular season was full of surprises. From Carolina’s unexpected free-fall to Atlanta’s league leading offense, there were several intriguing storylines and developments.

Before the season, we highlighted a plethora of props and futures that sportsbooks were offering. As you’d expect, a few long shots exceeded expectations and surprised many football bettors. But just how accurate were oddsmakers?

Below is a list of props and futures that we highlighted in this space with the opening favorite and the result.

First Head Coach Fired
Opening Favorite: Mike McCoy (+350)
Result: Jeff Fisher (opened +600)

Touchdowns Leader
Opening Favorite: David Johnson (+650)
Result: David Johnson

Scoring Leader
Opening Favorite: Carolina (+750)
Result: Atlanta Falcons (opened +4000)

Lowest Scoring Team
Opening Favorite: Cleveland (+700)
Result: Los Angeles (opened +750)

Points Leader
Opening Favorite: Stephen Gostkowski (+400)
Result: Matt Bryant (opened +2000)

Best Record?
Opening Favorite: Green Bay (+575)
Result: New England (opened +800)

Worst Record
Opening Favorite: Cleveland (+350)
Result: Cleveland

Tackles Leader
Opening Favorite: Luke Kuechly (+300)
Result: Bobby Wagner (opened +3300)

Sacks Leader
Opening Favorite: J.J. Watt (+275)
Result: Vic Beasley Jr. (no opening odds)

Passing Yards Leader
Opening Favorite: Drew Brees (+500)
Result: Drew Brees

Rushing Yards Leader
Opening Favorite: Adrian Peterson (+333)
Result: Ezekiel Elliott (opened +900)

Receiving Yards Leader
Opening Favorites: Antonio Brown, Julio Jones (+350)
Result: T.Y. Hilton opened (+3300)

AFC East Winner
Opening Favorite: New England (-220)
Result: New England

AFC North Winner
Opening Favorite: Pittsburgh (+120)
Result: Pittsburgh

AFC South Winner
Opening Favorite: Indianapolis (-125)
Result: Houston (opened +180)

AFC West Winner
Opening Favorite: Denver (+220)
Result: Kansas City (opened +150)

NFC East Winner
Opening Favorites: New York, Dallas (+190)
Result: Dallas

NFC North Winner
Opening Favorite: Green Bay (-170)
Result: Green Bay

NFC South Winner
Opening Favorite: Carolina (-225)
Result: Atlanta (opened +500)

NFC West Winner
Opening Favorite: Seattle (-160)
Result: Seattle

Final Standings Exact Order

AFC East: New England (-240), Miami (+330), Buffalo (+215), New York (+200)
AFC North: Pittsburgh (+120), Baltimore (+270), Cincinnati (+375), Cleveland (-240)
AFC South: Houston (+220), Tennessee (+750), Indianapolis (+450), Jacksonville (+350)
AFC West: Kansas City (+165), Oakland (+230), Denver (+240), San Diego (-140)
NFC East: Dallas (+170), New York (+200), Washington (+195), Philadelphia (+100)
NFC North: Green Bay (-160), Detroit (+600), Minnesota (+375), Chicago (+110)
NFC South: Atlanta (+650), Tampa Bay (+275), New Orleans (+190), Carolina (+2500)
NFC West: Seattle (-125), Arizona (+110), Los Angeles (+100), San Francisco (-190)

Playoff Participants

New England (-260)
Kansas City (-130)
Pittsburgh (-240)
Houston (+110)
Oakland (+130)
Miami (+240)

Dallas (-135)
Atlanta (+220)
Seattle (-400)
Green Bay (-420)
New York (+120)
Detroit (+250)

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What do you think was the biggest surprise of the 2016 regular season? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Andrew Fine

Andrew is a Sports Betting Specialist for Sports Insights. He can be reached at andrew@sportsinsights.com.

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