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The Patriots and Dolphins’ Spreads To Start NFL Season Are Historic

We’re a quarter of the way through the NFL season and the New England Patriots have broken yet another record from a spread perspective.

The Patriots have been favored by a combined 55.5 points through four weeks and are currently 16-point faves vs the Washington Redskins for Week 5. 

According to Odds Shark’s database, dating back to 1984, that’s the largest cumulative spread for a favorite through four weeks of a regular season. The Patriots are currently 2-2 ATS in four games this season while outscoring opponents 122-27.

It’s the largest combined spread total as a fave since the San Francisco 49ers were favored by 48 points through four weeks of the 1996 regular season.

Here are the top 10 cumulative spreads as a favorite through four weeks of an NFL season:

Combined Spread As Favorite Through 4 Weeks
Rank Team Spread Year
1 Patriots -51.5 2019
2 49ers -48 1996
3 Packers -45.5 1997
4 49ers -44 1995
5 Cowboys -44 1994
6 49ers -43.5 1985
7 Bears -43.5 1986
8 Bills -41.5 1992
9 Broncos -40 1997
10 49ers -39.5 1994

On the flip side, the Miami Dolphins have been the Sportsbook of futility while being an underdog in all four games in 2019. Through four weeks, they’ve been pegged as an underdog by a combined 62 points, which is the largest cumulative spread for an underdog through four weeks of a regular season in Odds Shark’s database.

The next-worst on the list goes back to the 2002 regular season when the Houston Texans were in their first year in the NFL and were combined 53-point underdogs through the first month of the season.

The Dolphins are on their bye for Week 5 and are currently 0-4 ATS while being outscored 163-26 in four games.

Here are the top 10 cumulative spreads as an underdog through four weeks of an NFL season:

Combined Spread As An Underdog Through 4 Weeks
Rank Team Spread Year
1 Dolphins +62 2019
2 Texans +53 2002
3 Browns +46 1999
4 Cowboys +45 2001
5 Colts +43.5 1992
6 Rams +42 1994
7 Colts +41 1986
8 Colts +41 1985
9 Cardinals +41 1990
10 Lions +40.5 2010