2008 NFL ATS Standings
Here are the final NFL standings for the 2008 professional football season. Included are the straight up records, ats records, points scored, points allowed, yards per play, and yards per play allowed for the teams.
REGULAR SEASON & PLAYOFFS
|Team||SU||ATS||Avg. Points||Avg. Points Allowed||YPPL||DYPPL|
|GREEN BAY PACKERS||6-10-0||8-7-1||26.2||23.8||5.7||5.5|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||2-14-0||8-8-0||18.2||27.5||5.4||6.1|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||11-5-0||9-7-0||25.6||19.3||5.6||5.6|
|NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||8-8-0||11-4-1||28.9||24.6||6.4||5.6|
|NEW YORK GIANTS||12-5-0||12-5-0||25.8||18.6||5.7||5.2|
|NEW YORK JETS||9-7-0||7-9-0||25.3||22.2||5.6||5.4|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS||9-9-0||9-9-0||27.0||22.2||6.1||5.5|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||7-9-0||7-8-1||21.2||23.8||5.5||5.2|
|ST LOUIS RAMS||2-14-0||6-10-0||14.5||29.1||4.9||6.3|
|TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||9-7-0||8-8-0||22.6||20.2||5.4||5.3|
View ATS and straight up records for the previous NFL seasons below.
Recap of the 2008 NFL Football Season
The 2008 NFL draft was distinct in that no wide receivers were taken in the first round although it was the most selected position. The Miami Dolphins had the #1 overall pick in the league and chose tackle Jake Long out of Michigan. Atlanta chose quarterback Matt Ryan with the 3rd overall pick and the Oakland Raiders chose Heisman Trophy runner up for 2006/2007 season Darren McFadden. Other notables taken include Chris Johnson (24), Eddie Royal (42), DeSean Jackson (49) and Erik Ainge (162).
In 2007 the NFL in keeping with the international play, held a game in Toronto with Buffalo playing Pittsburgh with Buffalo winning 24-21. The San Diego Chargers played the New Orleans Saints in regular season play in London at Wembley Stadium. The Saints won the game 37-32.
Tennessee came out on top of the AFC going 13-3. Pittsburgh also had a respectable year with a record of 12-4. The surprise in the AFC was the Miami Dolphins who in 2007 went 1-15 in the regular season and came back in 2008 to go 11-5 and make the postseason. San Diego, Indianapolis and Baltimore rounded out the competition. The New York Giants went 12-4 and earned the #1 seed in the NFC. Carolina matched the Giants 12-4 record to get the #2 seed in the NFC. Minnesota, Arizona, Atlanta and Philadelphia also made the postseason.
Drew Brees threw for an unprecedented 5,069 yards in 2008. Kurt Warner and Jay Cutler both had impressive seasons throwing for over 4,500 yards for their respective teams. Brees and Phillip Rivers of San Diego both led the league in touchdowns thrown with 34. Adrian Peterson in his 2nd year with the Vikings won the rushing crown in 2008 pounding the turf for 1,760 yards. Atlanta’s Michael Turner came in 2nd by running for 1,699. DeAngelo Williams of Carolina led all backs in touchdowns with 18. Andre Johnson of Houston led all receivers with 115 receptions in 2008. New England’s Wes Welker was a close 2nd by grabbing 111 balls. Johnson also led all receivers with 1,575.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were recalling the “Steel Curtain” defense of the day by only giving up 223 total points.
Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts won the Associated Press league MVP in 2008. Drew Brees’s impressive performance at quarterback earned him the Offensive Player of the Year. James Harrison of Pittsburgh won the Defensive Player of the Year award. Rookie quarterback Matt Ryan of Atlanta was honored with the Offensive Player of the Year award while linebacker Jerod Mayo of New England earned the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Super Bowl XLIII saw the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Arizona Cardinals. This was the Cardinals very first trip to the big game behind a passing attack that included Kurt Warner at the helm and two of the games premier receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. The Steelers held on to win 27-23 and become the first team in the NFL to win six Super Bowl titles. Santonio Holmes was named the MVP after catching 9 passes for 131 yards and a game-changing touchdown in the back corner of the end zone.