The Kansas City Chiefs have the best odds at 25/1 for a perfect regular season in 2020.
To run the table in the National Football League is a tall order for any team, no matter who is the quarterback or head coach. In fact, it doesn’t matter if a team has the most overall talent in a given year. The chances of that particular roster being able to avoid injuries, maintain momentum, gain some luck, and outproduce every single team for four months of grueling play is such a longshot that even a team like the Chiefs have crazy odds to make it happen.
The Kansas City Chiefs were recently given the best odds (along with the Baltimore Ravens) to achieve a perfect record at 16-0 for the 2020 season—and even then they’re a tremendous longshot. With the odds set at 25/1 for both teams, oddsmakers clearly aren’t expecting anyone to be able to pull off the feat.
Only the 1972 Miami Dolphins and 2007 New England Patriots were able to achieve the feat of 16 wins and 0 losses in the regular season thus far, and even then the Dolphins only played 14 games on the year. The Patriots played the current slate of 16 games, but they lost in the Super Bowl while the Dolphins ran the table. No team in the modern NFL has ever gone undefeated through both the regular season and postseason (again with 16 regular season games).
The Chiefs have the experience of winning a Super Bowl on their side with a team loaded for another run. With 20 starters from the championship team returning, the players clearly know what it takes to win, and it’s difficult to ever bet against quarterback Patrick Mahomes. That said, the Chiefs have a difficult schedule that features the Ravens in Week 3 and further games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, and New Orleans Saints.
To get an idea of other odds, the odds for any team at all to go 16-0 is listed as 10/1, while the line to bet against any team putting it all together for an undefeated season in ’20 is +5000.