Recent history suggests that teams that should be get off to a 3-0 start in the regular season have a 76% chance of making the postseason. Is there any value to be found in the five unbeaten teams? Join us as we take a look at tis trend together to come up with juicy NFL picks.
NFL's Five 3-0 Teams
Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, and Philadelphia Eagle
Super Bowl Champion Broncos Much Better Offensively Than Last Season
The Denver Broncos were semi-shunned in the offseason when QB Brock Osweiler left for Houston, leaving a void in The Mile High City on a team managed (John Elway) and now coached (Gary Kubiak) by former Broncos QBs. Time is a flat circle? So for the Broncos to get off to a 3-0 start after impressive upsets of the Panthers and Bengals; and also finding a new QB in Travis Siemian is like blue-and-orange manna from Heaven. Toss in happy veteran WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, the best Defense in the NFL, and you have a team which can repeat as NFL champs, let alone win their division and maybe even the rugged AFC. Feed the horse.
Free NLF Pick: Broncos +160 to Win AFC West
Best Line Offered: at Heritage
Surprise! Eagles Start 3-0 After Upsetting Steelers In Philly
So now you see the fuss of drafting the kid from North Dakota State (Carson Wentz, 103.8 QBR) so early. Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman, you are a big part of the reason the Eagles are one of five teams who have started 3-0 this Season—four whom have QB's who have never started an NFL game before—a good thing with 76% of NFL teams since 1990 making the NFL Playoffs along with a very underrated Defense (9.0 ppg), good skill guys in Ryan Mathews, West V Rookie Wendell Smallwood (96 yards, TD), Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, two good TE's and magical Darren Sproles.
Even though the Cowboys, Redskins, and Giants have all improved, the consistency of the Eagles (Idle Week 4) defense makes backing them to win the NFC East worth the ride at a value-laden +435 at 5Dimes—which is currently offering a 50% Free Play Bonus —worth consideration. And you can pull for Wentz (0 INTs) all fall and winter. Only 11 teams in the L25 years have won their first 3 games by 14+ points and 10 of them made the Postseason with 4 winning the Super Bowl.
Free NFL Pick: Eagles to Win NFC East +435
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes
Vikings Always Seeming to Find a Purple Winning Way
Minnesota has Mike Zimmer (27-9 ATS), a great Head Coach ATS and even with Injuries to Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson, the Vikings can shock the world. Why? They play great defense, create TOs and have some nice surprises in Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs. Minnesota just covers ATS too, going 25-5 ATS in its L30 and could win the NFC, especially with Green Bay and Seattle having suspect OLs and defending NFC champions Carolina (1-2) due for regression. Bleed purple.
Free NFL Picks: Vikings to Win NFC North +325, Vikings to Win Super Bowl 18/1
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes
NFC Regular Season ATS Record: 20-13-0