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Will an NFL Team Go Winless in 2017?

The definition of “tanking” in professional sports is to lose games on purpose with the intent of achieving the highest draft pick possible. In the ever-changing NFL landscape, one thing remains the same: the tank is real.

Through five weeks of action in the 2017 football season, three teams remain winless: the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants. Of the three, only the Browns and 49ers were expected to be bottom-feeders at the start of the year. Injuries and poor play have ravaged the Giants to the point of seemingly no return.

So, what are the odds one of the aforementioned clubs ends up with a goose egg in the win column when all is said and done? BetOnline has tabbed the Browns with a +800 chance of losing every game, with the Giants (+950) and 49ers (+1200) even more lucrative. The shop also has a prop available on if any team will go 0-16, with the YES option coming in at +300.

In the era of the 16-game regular season, the 2008 Detroit Lions are in exclusive company as the only franchise with the distinction of failing to win a single game.

What do you think? Are these teams beyond hopeless, or is there a chance none of them end up going winless? Have your say in the comments.

Will any NFL team go 0-16 in 2017?
  • YES +300
  • NO -400
Will the Cleveland Browns go 0-16 in 2017?
  • YES +800
  • NO -1500
Will the San Francisco 49ers go 0-16 in 2017?
  • YES +1200
  • NO -2500
Will the New York Giants go 0-16 in 2017?
  • YES +950
  • NO -1800

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