With Week 1 of the 2008 NFL Season right around the corner, let’s take a look at which teams fared the best against the spread (ATS) last season.

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Each year is different in the NFL, but it helps bettors to know which teams fared the best ATS from the previous season. Especially when a team didn’t change much in the offseason.

The Cardinals, Bears, Colts, Jaguars, Patriots, Chargers, Seahawks and Bucs largely kept the same rosters from a season ago. So it might be a good idea to keep that in mind while breaking down how each of those teams fared ATS in 2007.

Top NFL Teams ATS in 2007:

Giants 14-6

Chargers 14-5

Packers 13-4-1

Jaguars 12-6

Browns 11-4-1

Seahawks 10-7-1

Bottom NFL Teams ATS in 2007:

Saints 6-10

Broncos 5-11

49ers 5-11

Rams 3-12-1

Ravens 3-12-1

When viewing these records, it’s a good idea to see how much turnover each teams’ roster went through in the offseason.

While the Saints weren’t good against the spread last year at 6-10, they also upgraded their defense and added another playmaker to their offense in TE Jeremy Shockey. So assuming they’ll finish 6-10 isn’t necessarily wise. But the Jaguars, Chargers and Seahawks have virtually the same rosters that made them good bets ATS last year so they might be good values again in 2008.

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