NFL 2018/19

The National Football League (NFL) is one of the biggest and best pro sports contests in North America every season. Also known as gridiron or simply American Football, the grueling game attracts the toughest athletes, most devoted fans and some awesome NFL betting opportunities.

Founded in 1920, the NFL was renamed  in 1922 after originally being known as the American Professional Football Conference. The merge with the American Football League (AFL) – not to be confused with the Australian Football League – happened in 1966, the same year the first Super Bowl was staged.

NFL Preseason: Week 1

With OTA’s beginning in late July, training camps then kick off in August as the NFL gears up for its four-week preseason schedule. Beginning on August 3rd, the annual Hall of Fame Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears opens this years preseason proceedings, followed by a 14 game Week 2 slate seven days later.

The preseason is a great time to scout teams early ahead of the regular season, as many head coaches rest their starters in favour of rookies. Although the games are somewhat meaningless, there’s still a wide range of value to be had, while the preseason also helps to shape the NFL Futures markets.

  • Week: 1 (Preseason)
  • Starts: Friday 3rd August, 2018
  • No. of Games: 1
  • Round Highlight: Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears
  • Round Tip: TBD

NFL Facts

  • Founded: August 20, 1920
  • Inaugural Champions: Akron Pros (APFA)
  • Commissioner: Roger Goodell
  • Clubs: 32
  • Headquarters: New York, USA
  • Current NFL Champions: Philadelphia Eagles (Super Bowl 52)
  • Trophy: Vince Lombardi Trophy (Super Bowl Trophy)
  • Next Super Bowl: Super Bowl 53 – Monday February 4, 2019 (AUS TIME)

NFL Betting

NFL betting is some of the most popular of all sports markets anywhere in the world. Of course the one game everyone has marked on the calendar attracting record NFL odds and bets is Super Bowl held in February.

NFL odds are open on all matches during the regular season, through Live Betting markets and all-in Super Bowl and NFL Championship odds are also available across the year.

NFL Bet Types

  • Some of the popular NFL betting types are listed below.
  • Head-To-Head
  • First Score Of Game
  • First Team to Score Wins Game?
  • Total Points
  • Race to 10 Points
  • Winning Margin
  • Game To Go To Overtime?

NFL Season

The American NFL football season starts the week after the Labor Day holiday and continues through until the end of December. Contested over 17 weeks the NFL season leads into the Playoffs, which is when American Football betting really heats up.

The NFL Preseason kicks off with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and each NFL club plays in either four or five preseason games, including two at their home stadium.

Each NFL team plays 16 games during the regular NFL season making for a total of 256 games ahead of the single-elimination NFL Playoffs between 12 teams finishing up with the league’s championship game – the Super Bowl – where clubs play for the Vince Lobardi Trophy and the coveted Super Bowl rings.

NFL Season Format

  • 4 week Preseason
  • 17 week Regular-season
  • Playoffs
  • Super Bowl

NFL Playoffs

After the opening 17 weeks of the regular NFL season the Playoffs begin as the countdown to Super Bowl ticks over. The Playoffs feature the top six teams from each conference made up of four division winners and two wild card NFL teams.

NFL Super Bowl

The NFL Super Bowl is the “Grand Final” of the American Football season and is the last of the Playoff NFL games. It pits the season’s two best teams following the single-elimination games.

Super Bowl LII Results – Super Bowl 52 took place on February 5, 2017 (AUS time) in Minnesota and the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 33 – 41

NFL Super Bowl Odds

The NFL Super Bowl attracts record crowds every season. Photo Credit: AP / Morry Gash.

NFL Clubs

There are 32 NFL Clubs in the competition divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

American Football teams grew to the current 32 NFL teams in 2002, which forced each conference into four divisions.

NFL Conferences

There are two NFL conferences – the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) – and four divisions in each: East, North, South and West.

American Football Conference

AFC East Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Buffalo Bills Orchard Park, NY New Era Field 71,608 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Sean McDermott
Miami Dolphins Miami Gardens, FL Hard Rock Stadium 65,326 1966 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Adam Gase
New England Patriots Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium 66,829 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Bill Belichick
New York Jets East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium 82,500 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Todd Bowles

AFC North Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 1996 John Harbaugh
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 1968 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Marvin Lewis
Cleveland Browns Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium 67,431 1946 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL) Hue Jackson
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field 68,400 1933 Mike Tomlin

AFC South Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Houston Texans Houston, TX NRG Stadium 72,220 2002 Bill O’Brien
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium 67,000 1953 Frank Reich
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville, FL EverBank Field 67,246 1995 Doug Marrone
Tennessee Titans Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium 69,143 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Mike Vrabel

AFC West Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Denver Broncos Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Vance Joseph
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Andy Reid
Los Angeles Chargers Carson, CA StubHub Center 30,000 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Anthony Lynn
Oakland Raiders Oakland, CA Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 56,063 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Jon Gruden

National Football Conference

NFC East Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Dallas Cowboys Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium 80,000 1960 Jason Garrett
New York Giants East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium 82,500 1925 Pat Shurmur
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field 69,596 1933 Doug Pederson
Washington Redskins Landover, MD FedExField 82,000 1932 Jay Gruden

NFC North Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Chicago Bears Chicago, IL Soldier Field 61,500 1920 Matt Nagy
Detroit Lions Detroit, MI Ford Field 65,000 1930 Matt Petricia
Green Bay Packers Green Bay, WI Lambeau Field 81,435 1921 Mike McCarthy
Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium 66,655 1961 Mike Zimmer

NFC South Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome 71,250 1966 Dan Quinn
Carolina Panthers Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium 75,419 1995 Ron Rivera
New Orleans Saints New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 73,000 1967 Sean Payton
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium 65,890 1976 Dirk Koetter

NFC West Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Arizona Cardinals Glendale, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium 63,400 1920 Steve Wilks
Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 1936 (Second AFL), 1937 (NFL) Sean McVay
San Francisco 49ers Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium 68,500 1946 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL) Kyle Shanahan
Seattle Seahawks Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field 68,000 1976 Pete Carroll

NFL Team Records

The Green Bay Packers boast the most NFL Championships – 13 titles made up of nine prior to the Super Bowl Era and four Super Bowl wins.

The NFL team record for the most Super Bowl championships belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers with six.

  • Most NFL Championships: Green Bay Packers (13)
  • Most Super Bowl Championships: Pittsburgh Steelers (6) & New England Patriots (6)
  • Most Super Bowl Appearances: New England Patriots (10) followed by – Dallas Cowboys (8), Pittsburgh Steelers (8), Denver Broncos (8)
NFL Betting

NFL Betting is popular not only in American but all around the world. Photo Credit: NBC.