With the newest NFL season rapidly approaching, football fans across the country are gathering their friends and planning their tailgating parties in anticipation of another exciting year of NFL action on the field. At the same time, bettors are gearing up to place their bets on how the season will play out and which teams will be standing tall at the end of it all. With that in mind, check NFL odds to look at some of the league’s newest teams and where they stand when it comes to NFL odds…
The Los Angeles Rams
The Rams’ return to Los Angeles came after a 22-year absence. The Rams played their first game back in L.A. on Sept. 18, 2016 and beat the division rival Seattle Seahawks, 29-23. They went on to finish 4-12 for the season and fired head coach Jeff Fisher.
They have yet to name a new head coach for next year as of February 2017 but have signed quarterback Jared Goff from Cal and drafted University of Alabama running back – first round pick – Alvin Kamara, who will be joining an already talented backfield that includes Todd Gurley and Lance Dunbar. The Rams are looking to start anew in L.A., so they’ll need you there every step of the way! Make sure you keep up with the Rams this offseason by following them on Twitter and Facebook, plus purchase your tickets for their upcoming games.
The Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers were founded as a charter member of the American Football League, where they played for nine seasons before joining what was then known as the National Football Alliance for one season. After that, they became part of the AFL again from 1970 to 1976 before joining three other AFL teams (the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers) when it merged with what was then known as the National Football League from 1977 to 1995.
When the league folded after the 1996 season, they joined their crosstown rival in the AFC West. They had actually been playing in LA since 1961 and hosted at least one pre-season game per year at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 1961 to 2016. In 2017, their new home in LA opened: StubHub Center in Carson California. It seats 27000 people.
It’s the perfect size for an NFL football stadium which is not too big or too small. It’s also great because it’s close enough to downtown L.A., so fans can walk or take public transportation if they want to go see games without having to worry about parking problems or traffic jams. But there are also buses available from different neighborhoods around L.A.
The stadium has all kinds of things you might expect like luxury suites, club seats, and bathrooms close to your seats but it also has more modern amenities like charging stations so you can keep your phones charged during games!
The Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers are a professional football team in the National American Football League (NFL). The Panthers were established in 1995 and have played their home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1996. The Panthers won an NFC championship in 2003 and played for Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas, but lost to the New England Patriots 32-29. The Panthers played their first season without head coach John Fox in 2008.
They posted a 6-10 record under head coach Mike Tolbert before he was fired on December 28, 2008. He was replaced by Ron Rivera who was hired on January 17, 2009. On September 8, 2013, the Carolina Panthers unveiled new uniforms to go with their new logo and mascot. In 2014, they made it to the playoffs and beat their divisional rival Atlanta Falcons 26-16. In the Wild Card round they then beat Detroit Lions 24-7; however they lost 14-31 against San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.
The Houston Texans are an American football team that plays in the National Football Conference (NFC) South division of the National Football Conference (NFC). The Texans joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team. They have won two division titles, including one AFC South title and one Wild Card berth. In 2011, they became only the second ever wild card playoff winner to win a divisional playoff game, by beating Cincinnati Bengals 31-10. But in 2013, the Texans had their worst season so far at 2-14 which gave them the first pick for 2014.
Their quarterback this year was Ryan Fitzpatrick who played 14 games with 10 starts, but he was replaced by Ryan Mallet after breaking his left ankle in week 12 against the Miami Dolphins. Mallet has never started more than seven games in a single season. Mallet led the team to 4 straight wins before losing to Cleveland Browns 17-6 on December 8th ending their playoff hopes for this year, but it doesn’t mean that they’ll be any less strong next year because you know what happens when something dies: it gets stronger!
The Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens were established on November 30, 1996, when then-owner of the Cleveland Browns Art Modell announced plans to move his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore during an interview with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. They became the city’s first major league sports franchise since the second incarnation of an NHL team departed for hockey markets in 1979. A contest was held to determine their name and logo.
Of the approximately 2,000 entries submitted, only 17 logos were selected and placed into a pool of contenders that included ‘Bay Owls’, ‘Baltimore Americans’, ‘Baltimore Blades’, ‘Baltimore Bombers’, ‘Baltimore Blues’, ‘Baltimore Buckeroos’, and ‘Baltimore Colts’. The Ravens eventually chose as their new logo the shield of Lord Baltimore’s family crest bearing two battlements and four six-pointed stars surrounding a large letter B at the top. It became both the team’s official logo and its mascot: a raven wearing this same insignia was drawn by cartoonist Dean Grennell.