With Week 3 on the horizon, nine NFL teams are still looking for their first win.
The pregame narrative: It's far too soon to suggest that any team will go winless over the whole season, but who will be winless the longest? We've got a market for that, with the Arizona Cardinals (+150) holding the shortest odds to be the final team to get a victory.
Check out the latest odds on the last NFL team to be winless this season.
NFL last winless team odds
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|New England Patriots||+1,300|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1,400|
NFL odds as of 1:25 p.m. on 09/20/2023.
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Last Sunday, Arizona snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. It's something bad teams do.
The Cardinals blew a 21-point lead in the second half, falling 31-28 to the Giants at home. According to ESPN, Arizona's win probability was as high as 96.3%, and it was still over 90% with only nine minutes to play.
It's not far-fetched to say that that was the Cardinals' best shot at a win for another two months to come. Arizona is a 12-point home underdog this Sunday, before facing the 49ers, Bengals, Rams, Seahawks and Ravens in the games that follow.
Between its own 2024 first-round pick and Houston's 2024 first-rounder, Arizona is in excellent shape to earn the right to draft Caleb Williams.
Unfortunately for Cardinals fans, that might be the most exciting part about their season.
Arizona's over/under win total is 3.5, which is another indication that expectations for this team are on the floor.
Other choices to remain NFL's last winless team
Best value: Los Angeles Chargers (+1,400)
The Chargers have scored 58 points and played turnover-free football through two games. But thanks to a dreadful defence, they find themselves in a 0-2 hole.
Up next is a toss-up game against the Vikings, who are also winless. But Minnesota is at home, and its high-octane pass offence should give the Chargers fits.
If L.A. drops this game, that could lead to another trio of losses in the games that follow. The Chargers will then face the Raiders — who split last year's season series — the Cowboys and Chiefs.
Oh, and L.A. has an early bye (Week 5) mixed in there. That's helpful for this market.
Team to watch: Carolina Panthers (+800)
Bryce Young's hotly anticipated NFL debut fell flat, as he mustered just 3.8 yards per attempt and threw a pair of interceptions in a 24-10 loss to the Falcons.
He followed that up with another dud (153 yards and one TD) against the Saints and is now dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to miss practice on Wednesday.
From Weeks 3-6, Carolina plays three of its four games on the road. It should be an underdog in each of them. After that, the team will be on bye for Week 7.
There's a non-zero chance that the Week 8 matchup between the Panthers and Texans determines the "winner" of this market.
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