When looking at the upcoming NFL season, there are a few dates that bettors look forward to before the games begin. Generally speaking, free agency, the NFL Draft, and the release of the schedule for the coming season are all seen as big moments in the offseason. Once we have hit all those dates, which we have now, you can start to reasonably think about how each team in the NFL might make out. That said, some will wait until the end of training camp, and the injuries that routinely come, before making their final predictions for the season. We are not going to wait that long, as we are breaking down the win totals of every division prior to that. With that in mind, let’s get into the AFC East so you can begin to plan your bets against the NFL Team Totals odds.
NFL 2022 Season Win Total Over/Under Picks for the AFC East Division
Buffalo Bills – OVER 11 ½
There are some who will suggest that last season, where the Bills won 11 games, was a bit of a backward step after winning 13 games the year prior. They definitely had some slip-ups along the way, and they should certainly have won more than the 11 games. The Bills have all their key pieces still in place and made moves in the offseason that should make them stronger. With all of that in mind, this looks like a team very much in with a shot at landing the #1 seed in the AFC. If they do in fact reach that goal, then they will almost certainly cross the 11 ½ win mark. The Bills look to me to be the best team in the league.
Miami Dolphins – OVER 8 ½
This is a team that has not made the playoffs since 2016, but they have come close in the last couple of years. Over the past two seasons, they have won 10 and 9 games, respectively, and looking at the upcoming season, they have a bunch of games that you could reasonably expect them to win. You could easily put a W beside 7 or 8 of their upcoming games, and while there are no guarantees, that should be enough to get them to the OVER.
New England Patriots – UNDER 8 ½
A lot of what the Patriots do this season is going to depend on the play of QB Mac Jones. He had a great rookie season, but the question now is whether we will see Jones take another step forward or fall into a sophomore slump. Even if he does improve, you look at the Patriots lineup and see several holes. Not helping their cause is that the experts seem to agree that their draft performance was not particularly great. There are more concerns with this team than things to feel good about, which is why I am leaning toward the UNDER.
New York Jets – OVER 5 ½
Of all the predictions made for the win totals in this division, this one seems like the riskiest of the bunch. Despite years of rebuilding, the Jets have made very little progress and have average less than 5 wins per season over the past 6 years. They have had a very good offseason, including a solid performance at the draft, and while a lot still hinges on the development of QB Zach Wilson, this still looks like a team that might finally be ready to show some signs of life.