Division odds, week 1

2016/09/15

Here are the odds of winning the division after week 1, per Football Outsiders (click to enlarge):

This isn’t a great start, but I don’t think anyone reasonable expected the Saints to compete for the division. That said, losing the first game at home to an Oakland team that was highly beatable is a bit frustrating and significantly hinders the Saints’ chance of making the playoffs at all. The Saints’ last week 1 victory was in 2013…it’s hard when you’re starting in the hole each year.