- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Fans may be hopeful there’s a new era of Washington Redskins football ahead under coach Ron Rivera. But the folks at Caesars Sportsbook don’t think it will be a one-year turnaround.

Caesars released its NFL team win totals and Super Bowl odds on Thursday and pinned the Redskins — not the Cincinnati Bengals, not the Miami Dolphins — with the longest odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy next February.

The sportsbook also handed Washington a meager over/under win total: a projected 4.5 wins, tied for worst with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As for the Super Bowl, the Redskins were given 150-to-1 odds. Jacksonville was at 125-to-1, and Cincinnati and Miami stood at 100-to-1.

Washington finished 3-13 last year, the worst record in the NFC, after firing coach Jay Gruden following an 0-5 start to the season. Dwayne Haskins took over as the starting quarterback midway through the year and should enter camp as the starter — though Rivera and company arranged for a trade for former Carolina quarterback Kyle Allen, who figures to compete for the job.

If you want to bet on Washington winning the NFC East, Caesars will give you 22-to-1 odds. The Dallas Cowboys are projected to be the division’s best team, with 5-to-1 odds to win the East and 11-to-1 to win the Super Bowl.

The defending champion Kansas City Chiefs have the best odds to win it at just 4-to-1. The San Francisco 49ers, last season’s runners-up, are right behind at 7-to-1, and Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens are given 8-to-1 odds.

The post-Tom Brady New England Patriots were given an over/under win total of 8.5 along with 20-to-1 odds to lift the Lombardi, while Brady’s new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, figure slighty better: an over/under of 9 wins and 17-to-1 Super Bowl odds.

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