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NFL Betting Preview - AFC East

The 2015/16 NFL season will be kicking off shortly and now’s a good time to take a look at all 32 teams and the eight divisions as well as the current bet365 odds of each club winning the Super Bowl. The games get underway on September 10 and the regular season wraps up next January 3. The postseason begins January 9 with the Super Bowl taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7. Bettors should remember to check team lineups before making their wagers since rosters may change before the season kicks off due to injuries.

Here’s a quick look at the AFC East, led by the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots:

NFL Betting Preview – AFC EAST

New England Patriots

  • 2014 Record: 12-4
  • Predicted 2015/16 finish: 11-5-first place
  • Odds of winning Super Bowl: 9/1
  • Even though star quarterback Tom Brady will sit out the first four games of the season with a suspension, the Patriots shouldn’t really struggle. The team usually always finds a way to win and that’s why they’re the reigning Super Bowl champions. A few of their division rivals have improved though and they won’t be able to stroll through the season. Fans should expect cornerback Logan Ryan to have a breakout season, but will miss cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Second year QB Jimmy Garoppolo should replace Brady during his ban, but QB Matt Flynn is there in case he struggles.

Key newcomers:

  • Jonathan Freeny (linebacker)
  • Jabaal Sheard (linebacker)
  • Malcom Brown (defensive line)
  • Dane Fletcher (linebacker)
  • Brandon Gibson (wide receiver)
  • Bradley Fletcher (cornerback)
  • Scott Chandler (tight end)

Key losses:

  • Akeem Ayers (linebacker)
  • Darrelle Revis (cornerback)
  • Stevan Ridley (running back)
  • Vince Wilfork (defensive tackle)
  • Shane Vereen (running back)
  • Brandon Browner (cornerback)
  • Kyle Arrington (cornerback)
  • Dan Connolly (offensive guard)
  • Jonathan Casillas (linebacker)

Buffalo Bills

  • 2014 Record: 9-7
  • Predicted 2015/16 finish: 10-6-second place
  • Odds of winning Super Bowl: 33/1
  • The Bills have a decent team, but the big question mark again for head coach Rex Ryan is at quarterback. The three main candidates for the position this year are Matt Cassel, newcomer Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel, who will be competing closely for the starting job during preseason. Taylor and Cassel would appear to have the inside track though. Buffalo has a fine running game along with a decent passing attack and a better-than-average defense. Running back LeSean McCoy needs to have a good season and wide receiver Sammy Watkins should have a breakout year after undergoing offseason surgery. Other players who will be depended on include tight end Charles Clay along with wide receivers Percy Harvin and Robert Woods.

Key newcomers:

  • Alex Carrington (defensive end)
  • LeSean McCoy (running back)
  • Percy Harvin (wide receiver)
  • Charles Clay (tight end)
  • John Conner (fullback)
  • Tyrod Taylor (quarterback)

Key losses:

  • Da’Norris Searcy (safety)
  • Scott Chandler (tight end)
  • C.J. Spiller (running back)
  • Kiko Alonso (linebacker)
  • Chris Hairston (offensive tackle)
  • Lee Smith (tight end)

Miami Dolphins

  • 2014 Record: 8-8
  • Predicted 2015/16 finish: 8-8-third place
  • Odds of winning Super Bowl: 28/1
  • Guards Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner will be competing for their jobs against free-agent acquisition Jeff Linkenbach and Arizona State draftee Jamil Douglas. The Dolphins need quarterback Ryan Tannehill to play to his potential if they hope to reach the playoffs. The defensive unit and secondary also need to play up to par. Miami hasn’t won more than eight games since 2008 and have just one postseason victory since 2000. It looks like head coach Joe Philbin’s job may depend on reaching the playoffs this year. Look for cornerback Jamar Taylor to have a breakout season as he should take over from Cortland Finnegan, who has retired. The Dolphins have been a .500 team the last two years and will be the same this season with just three games at home in their first nine outings.

Key newcomers:

  • CJ Mosley (defensive tackle)
  • Ndamukong Suh (defensive tackle)
  • Greg Jennings (wide receiver)
  • Jordan Cameron (tight end)
  • LaMichael James (running back)

Key losses:

  • Brice McCain (cornerback)
  • Daniel Thomas (running back)
  • Brandon Gibson (wide receiver)
  • Jared Odrick (defensive tackle)
  • Brandon Hartline (wide receiver)
  • Shelley Smith (guard)
  • Charles Clay (tight end)
  • Randy Starks (defensive tackle)
  • Jonathan Freeny (outside linebacker)

New York Jets

  • 2014 Record: 4-12
  • Predicted 2015/16 finish: 7-9 fourth place
  • Odds of winning Super Bowl: 66/1
  • With third-year quarterback Geno Smith out for a couple of months with a broken jaw it looks like Ryan Fitzpatrick will inherit the starting role under Todd Bowles, the new head coach. The Jets picked up wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears in a trade, drafted wideout Devin Smith from Ohio State in the second round and signed free-agent running back Stevan Ridley from New England. The Jets need to play better in both ends of the field if they hope to make the playoffs and strong safety Calvin Pryor looks ready for a breakout campaign after struggling in his rookie season. The newcomers will certainly help out if everybody can remain healthy.

Key newcomers:

  • Joe Mays (linebacker)
  • Brandon Marshall (wide receiver)
  • Antonio Cromartie (cornerback)
  • Darrelle Revis (cornerback)
  • Buster Skrine (cornerback)
  • Stevan Ridley (running back)
  • Marcus Gilchrist (safety)
  • Stephen Bowen (defensive end)
  • James Carpenter (offensive guard)
  • Matt Flynn (quarterback)
  • Devin Smith (wide receiver)
  • Leonard Williams (defensive end)

Key losses:

  • Kenrick Ellis (defensive tackle)
  • Percy Harvin (wide receiver)
  • Greg Salas (wide receiver)
  • John Conner (fullback)

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