Are you ready for some football? Rejoice NFL fans, the king of all sports makes its triumphant return this week as the 2017 regular season schedule gets underway. Right now, it doesn’t matter which team is your favorite, or if NFL experts don’t believe your team has a snowball's chance in you know what to win the 2018 Super Bowl, optimism runs high for all 32 teams in September.

2017 - Year of the Browns?

Heading into the season opener, many experts believe that the New England Patriots have a great chance of repeating as Super Bowl champs. Of course, we all know that a Tom Brady lead team is going to alway be mentioned as one of the favorites to win the title.

Oddsmakers also have the Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys listed as the top teams to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy next February - but how about the Cleveland Browns?

Yes, the Cleveland Browns! Okay, Cleveland is once again predicted to be one of the worst teams in the league this season, but here is a bit of positive news for the die hard “Dawg Pound” fans. The Browns finished the preseason 4-0 this year. The last time they finished the preseason 4-0 they went to the AFC championship game. They don’t have as much talent as that team but let's be positive here for a moment.

Before this season, the Browns have finished the preseason undefeated four other times in franchise history.

The four years the Browns ruled the preseason were 1950, 1962, 1982, and 1986. While fans can say the preseason is meaningless, a good exhibition season in Cleveland usually leads to a good regular stint. The Browns made the playoffs in three of those four undefeated seasons and even went on to win an NFL championship in 1950.

Hey, you never know!

Patriots overwhelming favorites - even minus Julian Edelman

Week 1 of the NFL officially begins in 48 hours or so with the defending champion New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. The Pats are the heavy favorites to repeat as champs even though they will be without Tom Brady’s top go to guy Julian Edelman.

Edelman tore his ACL in Week 3 of the preseason at Ford Field in Detroit.

So who will it be in the 2018 Super Bowl? Time will tell. For right now, here is a look at the current Super Bowl odds heading into Week 1 of the 2017 Nfl Season. The first odds are what each team opened at, and the second is what the current odds are as of September 5. Odds are courtesy of Westgate Sportsbook.

Super Bowl odds 2018

  • New England Patriots 6-1 (3-1)
  • Dallas Cowboys 10 (8)
  • Green Bay Packers 12 (10)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 10 (12)
  • Oakland Raiders 20 (12)
  • Seattle Seahawks 12 (12)
  • Atlanta Falcons 16 (14)
  • Denver Broncos 20 (20)
  • New York Giants 20 (20)
  • Kansas City Chiefs 20 (25)
  • Minnesota Vikings 25 (25)
  • Arizona Cardinals 25 (25)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 (25)
  • Baltimore Ravens 25 (30)
  • Indianapolis Colts 25 (30)
  • Carolina Panthers 20 (30)
  • Miami Dolphins 40 (30)
  • Houston Texans 60 (30)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 60 (30)
  • Detroit Lions 60 (40)
  • Tennessee Titans 40 (50)
  • Cincinnati Bengals 50 (50)
  • Washington Redskins 50 (50)
  • Los Angeles Chargers 80 (80)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 80 (80)
  • New Orleans Saints 80 (100)
  • Buffalo Bills 80 (100)
  • Chicago Bears 100 (100)
  • Los Angeles Rams 100 (100)
  • New York Jets 100 (200)
  • San Francisco 49ers 300 (300)
  • Cleveland Browns 300 (300)