It’s been an opening month to remember for two of Florida’s NFL franchises, giving football fans hope that it could be a fall to remember in the Sunshine State. Between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins, the state of Florida has two of the NFL’s eight 2-0 teams. Following the Bucs’ and Dolphins’ 2-0 start, FloridaBet.com briefly stepped away from Florida sports betting updates and compiled data from ChampsorChumps to see how every team to start 3-0 over the previous five seasons has ultimately fared.
How NFL Teams Starting 3-0 Finish
Below is some information that Florida sportsbook apps likely won't have in the future. Here’s where recent 3-0 squads have gone on the field in recent years.
A 3-0 start for either Florida team will certainly help their postseason odds. What are the Buccaneers playoff chances right now? Follow our playoff chances and Super Bowl odds pages for all Florida NFL teams to stay on top of the latest numbers.
3-0 Starts Usually Lead to Good Things In NFL
It seems like fans of the Bucs’ and Fins should go ahead and plan on making the postseason if they win this weekend, based on how recent 3-0 teams have fared at season’s end. Of the last 24 NFL teams to begin the season with three straight wins, 20 wound up making the playoffs, meaning a whopping 83.3% of those squads made the postseason. In the last five seasons, 41.7% of NFL teams that began the year 3-0 made it to their given conference’s championship round or further, while six of the last 10 Super Bowl teams started the season with a 3-0 record.
The last time the Dolphins started the year 3-0 was in 2018, when they were one of the few teams to win three straight to not qualify for the postseason — finishing the season with a 7-9 record. What are the Dolphins playoff chances this season? Feel free to bookmark this page and track their odds all year.
For Tampa Bay, the Bucs’ have not started the year with three straight wins in 2005, when they beat the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers in succession to open the season. Looking forward to Week 3, the Bucs’ face long odds of hitting 3-0 against the Philadelphia Eagles at home. Even though there isn't a BetMGM Sportsbook in Florida, nationally, they are giving Tampa Bay +225 odds of beating the defending NFC champs. Over in Miami, the Dolphins have much better odds of doing so, with BetMGM Sportsbook giving the home side -225 odds of beating the Denver Broncos at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday afternoon.