Atlanta Falcons (40/1): With a perennially dangerous looking offense led by Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, every Falcons seasons boils down to how their defense performs. As usual, it’s a crapshoot and the Falcons could just as easily miss the playoffs as win the NFC South. They have the division’s best odds at Super Bowl glory but could flameout and finish in the basement.


Carolina Panthers (40/1): Perpetually underrated, the Panthers return with an offense that got better at the skill positions but worse in the O-line and a solid defense led by All Pro Luke Kuechly. Looking at their odds, it’s hard to believe that the Panthers have been to the playoffs the past two seasons but they should be a good bet to surpass expectations once again.


New Orleans Saints (40/1): The Saints had an odd offseason as they traded star tight end Jimmy Graham and followed it up by trading Kenny Stills. It may be a rebuild but they still have Drew Brees so New Orleans still won’t be that bad. It’s hard to tell if there is a method to the madness but it sure makes for exciting football.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (100/1): If Jameis Winston is for real; these Buccaneers could be the NFL’s biggest surprise. With a potentially explosive offense and a defense that should bounce back from a season where everything went wrong, the Bucs could take advantage of a weak division and be a very good futures long shot bet.


*Odds as of June 10, 2015