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49ers have the highest projected win total for any NFC team in 2020

What a difference a year makes

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Vegas has released their projected win total for each team in the NFL for the 2020 regular season. There weren’t many significant changes in looking at each team. Both teams in Los Angeles are trending in the right direction, as both are predicted to win two fewer games next season. The team with the biggest bump from year-to-year? The San Francisco 49ers. Their win total was projected to be eight heading into the regular season. San Francisco barely cleared that number by winning 13 games, getting a first-round bye, and making it to the Super Bowl.

BetOnline.Ag has the Niners 2020 total currently at 10.5. That’s the fourth-highest projected win total in the NFL, behind the Chiefs, Ravens, and Patriots. San Francisco is tops in the NFC, with the Saints, Eagles, Vikings, Cowboys, and Seahawks round out the projected playoff teams. These win totals will change once free agency and the NFL Draft happens, but this gives us an idea of how Vegas feels about teams before any additions are made. Yes, it’s too early to predict what will happen in 2020. No, that doesn’t mean we can’t have projections.

‘Keep an eye on the if that 10.5 number moves after free agency, then again after the draft. It’s unlikely unless the 49ers make a home run acquisition, like trading for Dee Ford and signing Nick Bosa. Those are the moves that are significant enough for Vegas to move your win total. It can go both ways, though. A team could offer Arik Armstead, Emmanuel Sanders, and Jimmie Ward a contract big enough that each player cannot turn down. I’m in the belief that the 49ers will sign two of those three, but we’ve seen crazier things happen every offseason in the NFL. If I were you, I’d expect chaos to happen. There will be a lot of moving parts and the “unknown” throughout the next couple of months.