2022 NFL Season Props: Worst Regular Season Record

  • The Atlanta Falcons (+400) are slight favorites to finish with the NFL’s worst record this season
  • Chicago (+500) is putting sophomore QB Justin Fields in an impossible situation
  • Washington (+3300) and the New York Giants (+2000) are poised to underperform on expectations again in 2022

This is the time of year when most NFL fan bases maintain a glass-half-full perspective. But, a few franchises inspire no hope. These are the clubs we’ll be discussing today – the ones with questionable quarterbacking, poor head coaching, and disgusting depth charts.

If your team is on the list, don’t get too down in the dumps, as it just means you’ll pick in the top five of next year’s NFL Draft. So, without further adieu, let’s look at the top contenders to finish with the league’s worst record this season. Here’s also where you can find the latest 2022 NFL MVP betting odds as well as the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022. Check out our NFL Prop bets page.

Worst Regular Season Record

Atlanta Falcons+400
Houston Texans+450
Chicago Bears+500
Seattle Seahawks+600
Carolina Panthers+900
New York Jets+900
Detroit Lions+1200
Jacksonville Jaguars+1200
New York Giants+2000
Cleveland Browns+2500
Pittsburgh Steelers+2500
Las Vegas Raiders+3300
Washington Commanders+3300
Miami Dolphins+4000
Minnesota Vikings+5000
New England Patriots+5000
New Orleans Saints+5000
Tennessee Titans+6600
Arizona Cardinals+10000

Falcons and Texans are the favorites

Atlanta (+400) finished a respectable 7-10 in 2021, but all the fancy metrics say Arthur Smith’s team was lucky to win seven games. With Matt Ryan out the door after 14 seasons, the Falcons will line up Marcus Mariota and rookie Desmond Ridder under center. While the team has talented pass catchers in sophomore tight end Kyle Pitts and rookie receiver Drake London, the offensive line and running back position are as ugly as it gets. And the defense may be even worse.

Houston (+450) greatly overachieved on expectations last season while still only winning four games. The roster is still a mess, but sophomore QB Davis Mills offers some hope. If rookie RB Damion Pierce delivers on the preseason hype, there’s a chance the Texans can take another step forward under new coach Lovie Smith.


Worst record contenders

Chicago (+500) is seemingly setting up Justin Fields to fail after hiring defensive-first head coach Matt Eberflus and assembling one of the worst receiving rooms in NFL history. While All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith ended his hold-out, the defense is still nothing special.

Seattle (+600) is willfully entering the year with a Geno Smith-Drew Lock platoon in football’s most important position. However, the positive training camp buzz on the Seahawks’ rookie class (especially the offensive lineman and cornerbacks) gives coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider a chance at surviving the post-Russell Wilson era.

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All the hope swirling around the New York Jets (+900) following the 2022 NFL Draft is now in a body bag at the bottom of the Hudson. The bad news is that Joe Flacco is set to start at least two games after Zach Wilson tore his meniscus in the preseason. The worse news is the journeyman may actually be a better option than the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Staying in the Big Apple, the Giants (+2000) have won six games or less in five straight seasons. The arrival of Brian Daboll has renewed optimism in the G-Men, but this is still a barren roster with Daniel Jones at quarterback.


Washington (+3300) is also a sneaky value to finish with the league’s worst record despite being projected to have one of the easiest schedules in 2022. Carson Wentz is at QB. Antonio Gibson is on the outs. Chase Young is still hurt. Jack Del Rio is the defensive coordinator. There’s not a lot to like here.

Best Longshot: Commanders (+3300)

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