It only took one week for the NFL to see its fair share of injuries plague some of the league’s most marquee talents. From a Tyreek Hill shoulder injury to Nick Foles potentially being lost for the year, the Week 1 injury bug hit some teams harder than others. With all these injuries, how does that affect these teams’ Super Bowl odds and divisional odds? Read on as we recap the NFL Week 1 injury report and provide updated NFL betting odds.
Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars
Injury: Broken Left Clavicle
Status: Placed on IR, Can Return Week 11
This was supposed to be the year Jacksonville took off with a quality QB under center, but that all went up in flames in Foles’ regular season Jaguars debut. On Jacksonville’s second drive of the game, Foles broke his clavicle after being sandwiched by two Chiefs defenders and immediately headed to the locker room. It didn’t take long for the Jaguars to throw him on the IR, and he’ll be able to return against the Colts in Week 11.
It traditionally takes six to eight weeks for a broken clavicle to become fully healed, then the rehab portion can begin. All signs are pointing to Foles potentially being lost for the year which is absolutely devastating for this Jaguars team.
The Jags entered training camp with +320 odds to win the AFC South. Following their Week 1 loss to the Chiefs and having Foles likely out for the year, Jacksonville is now listed at +550 to win the AFC South… the longest odds of any team in the division.
FanDuel now has the Jaguars at +3000 to win the AFC, good for 9th best in the conference. They’ve got even longer Super Bowl odds, having seen their odds drop to +6000… the 21st-best odds of the 32 teams in the league.
In a deep AFC South, the Jags are in a world of hurt with their franchise QB on the shelf. Rookie Gardner Minshew looked really good in Foles’ place, but the team has already gone out and swooped up Josh Dobbs for a fifth rounder. Without Foles, Jacksonville feels like a rudderless ship. To all of those Jags futures bettors… we feel your pain.
NFL Week 1 injury report: click ahead to Page 2 to see how long Derrius Guice is supposed to be out for the Redskins.