Summer is the time to project over-under win totals in the NFL, and here are four picks for the 2017 season.
The Los Angeles Chargers will go over their Las Vegas projection of 7.5 wins. The Chargers’ roster is much better than last year’s 5-11 record suggests. Phillip Rivers still is a stud, and he has a load of skill-position talent around him. We love new head coach Anthony Lynn’s coordinators (Ken Whisenhunt and Gus Bradley), both former head coaches. The Bolts will get at least five and probably six wins out of division.
Good coaching is also why we like Minnesota and Miami. The Vikings’ Mike Zimmer is one of the best defensive minds in the game. Minnesota’s line (8.5) is high, but the Vikings will get to nine wins. Miami's Adam Gase is a bright young coach who’s secure in his own skin. The Dolphins have a load of skill position talent around Ryan Tannehill. Miami will exceed 7.5 wins, despite a tough schedule.
We’re with everyone else on the bandwagon for the Jets to go under 4.5. They will be as bad as advertised, by design.