Friday, September 10, 2021

102/1

To celebrate the 102nd season of the NFL, one of the betting websites I occasionally gamble at has priced up a bunch of 102/1 specials for each team. 

I decided to have a £1 punt on each of the selections just to see if anything comes in.

Most of the wagers were done blindly. All I did was punted the £1 and then - once I had spent the £32 - I printed off the page to see what I have gambled on. 

It would be an understatement to say I need a miracle for one of these to pull off, but thought it would be fun to look back at when the NFL's 102 season is over and done with.

Here are the things I need to happen for each bet.

Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray regular season MVP and JJ Watt over 11 sacks

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons to make the playoffs, Matt Ryan most passing yards, Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts each over 9 touchdowns

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens to win the AFC Conference and Lamar Jackson to be regular season MVP

Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen regular season MVP and Stefon Diggs over 14 touchdowns

Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers to make the playoffs, Christian McCaffrey over 12 rushing touchdowns, Jaycee Horn defensive rookie of the year

Chicago Bears
To make the playoffs, David Montgomery over 9 rushing touchdowns, Roquan Smith most tackles and assists

Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow comeback player of the year and Ja'Marr Chase offensive rookie of the year

Cleveland Browns
Myles Garrett defensive player of the year and Baker Mayfield over 36 passing touchdowns

Dallas Cowboys
Micah Parsons defensive rookie of the year, Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb over 21 touchdowns combined

Denver Broncos
Jerry Jeudy over 9 receiving touchdowns and Von Miller over 14 sacks

Detroit Lions
Jared Goff over 20 passing touchdowns and D'Andre Swift most rushing yards

Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers regular season MVP and Aaron Jones over 14 rushing touchdowns

Houston Texans
Texans to finish 0-17 and lose all 17 games by 7 or more points

Indianapolis Colts
Colts to win AFC South, Carson Wentz comeback player of the year and Jonathan Taylor over 15 rushing touchdowns

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jags to make the playoffs, Trevor Lawrence over 30 passing touchdowns and over 5 rushing touchdowns

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes to be regular season MVP and Tyreek Hill most receiving touchdowns

Las Vegas Raiders
To win AFC West, Josh Jacobs over 9 rushing touchdowns and Darren Waller over 1,100 receiving yards

Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert over 39 passing touchdowns and Joey Bosa over 15 sacks

Los Angeles Rams
Matthew Stafford most passing yards and Aaron Donald most sacks

Miami Dolphins
Brian Flores head coach of the year and Will Fuller over 7 receiving touchdowns

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings over 8 wins, Dalvin Cook over 15 rushing touchdowns and Justin Jefferson most receiving yards

New England Patriots
To win AFC East and Damien Harris most rushing touchdowns

New Orleans Saints
Saints to win the NFC South, Alvin Kamara most rushing touchdowns and and Cameron Jordan over 9 sacks

New York Giants
To win NFC East, Saquon Barkley over 1,150 rushing yards and Barkley most rushing touchdowns

New York Jets
Win AFC East and Zach Wilson offensive rookie of the year

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles to win the NFC East and DeVonta Smith offensive rookie of the year

Pittsburgh Steelers
Najee Harris offensive rookie of the year and TJ Watt most sacks

San Francisco 49ers
Trey Lance offensive rookie of the year and Nick Bosa over 15 sacks

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks to win NFC West, Chris Carson over 999 rushing yards, DK Metcalf most receiving touchdowns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl, Tom Brady over 39 passing touchdowns and Shaquil Barrett over 14 sacks

Tennessee Titans
Titans to win AFC Conference and Derrick Henry over 19 rushing touchdowns

Washington Football Team
To make playoffs, Terry McLaurin over 9 touchdowns and Jamin Davis defensive rookie of the year

If I remember, I'll have a look back at this post in February 2022 and see whether anything came close to winning. 

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