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2019 NFL win totals: Will Patriots go over or under Las Vegas' number?

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2019 NFL win totals: Will Patriots go over or under Las Vegas' number?

We're still many months away from 2019 NFL season, but that hasn't stopped oddsmakers in Las Vegas from releasing the first win totals for the upcoming campaign.

CG Technology in Las Vegas revealed their initial over/under win totals Sunday, and once again the New England Patriots lead the way at 11 victories.

Here's a look at some of CG Technology's notable over/under win totals:

Patriots: 11
Chiefs: 10.5
Rams: 10.5
Saints: 10.5
Chargers: 10
Browns: 9
49ers: 8
Jets: 7
Raiders: 6
Bills: 6
Dolphins: 5

The Patriots were an inconsistent regular season team in 2018 and went 11-5, including a 3-5 record on the road. It was the team's worst regular season record since 2009. The Patriots proved their critics wrong in the playoffs and played their best football at the perfect time, winning Super Bowl LIII as a result.

New England has had a lot of coaching and roster turnover this offseason, highlighted by the retirement of veteran tight end Rob Gronkowski and the departure of defensive playcaller Brian Flores to the Miami Dolphins.

Losing key players to free agency and coaches to other teams is a pretty common occurrence for the Pats, however, and year after year they keep finding new people to plug those holes. It's one reason why, according to ESPN, the Patriots have gone "over" their win total in 13 of the last 17 seasons despite always having one of the highest totals. 

Considering the Patriots have gone over 11 wins in eight of the last nine seasons, taking the over again in 2019 seems like a solid bet. 

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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