Trends don’t favor Pats
Will the New England Patriots be fighting an uphill battle this season?
Among NFL teams that came up short in the Super Bowl the previous season — aka Super Bowl losers — eight have failed to make it back to the postseason the following year since 2001. Seven of them finished with losing records. They are 611 SU (straight up) and 2-15 ATS (against the spread) in seasonopening games during that span.
Stat of the week:
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is 5-38 SU in his NFL career on Sundays, including 0-34 since December 2011.