NFL Trade Deadline Losers From a Betting Perspective

Oct 23, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel jones (8) and running
Oct 23, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel jones (8) and running / Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Trade Deadline for 2022 has come and gone, and it's suffice to say we may not ever see a Deadline Day like this one for a long time.

This year featured a record-setting 10 deals made at the trade deadline, with several of the biggest deals made by teams outside the top tier of the top Super Bowl contenders. The Miami Dolphins acquired edge rusher Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos, while the Minnesota Vikings trading within the NFC North to nab tight end T.J. Hockenson.

There were even moves set up for the future, as the Chicago Bears added a new weapon for second-year quarterback Justin Fields with a deal for receiver Chase Claypool.

We've already highlighted the teams appearing to be immediate winners at the deadline, but that means there's also several losers who stood pat, or made questionable moves. Let's go through each team and/or player, along with their latest Super Bowl odds:

NFL Trade Deadline Biggest Losers and Team Super Bowl Odds

Cincinnati Bengals (+2800)

The NFL trade deadline was a disaster for the Bengals. Not only did they do nothing to improve their team, but their competition did a lot and it was reported starting DB Chidobe Awuzie is out for the season with a torn ACL.

The Ravens, who the Bengals were battling with for the AFC North, added Pro Bowler Roquan Smith before the deadline. The Dolphins, who the Bengals are battling with for a playoff spot, added Pro Bowler Bradley Chubb. The Browns, who just beat the Bengals on Monday night, are adding QB Deshaun Watson in a few weeks. That isn't good for a team that looked lost following the injury to star WR Ja'Marr Chase.

The Bengals are on the outside of the playoffs looking in right now and it appears the Super Bowl losers hangover will get them after a lackluster performance on the field and off it to start this week.

New York Giants (+7000) / Daniel Jones

The Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones have exceeded expectations this season, but they definitely took a step back at the deadline. Not that their Super Bowl odds changed -- they were +7000 yesterday too -- but their ability to make the playoffs and eclipse their win total certainly did.

Most notably, the Giants failed to acquire a wide receiver, an area of weakness for the team and a needed addition to truly assess where Jones is in his development. The Seahawks made the Giants pay for being one-dimensional in a Week 7 loss for New York and that should continue in the second half of the season against playoff-caliber teams like the Cowboys, Vikings and Eagles (twice). The Giants also play Washington twice and the Colts, Lions and Texans. They likely have to go 4-1 against those teams to secure a playoff bid.

The 6-2 Giants current win total is 10.5 games with the OVER at +145 and the UNDER at -165. It's hard to see how they go over that number with an offense that ranks in the bottom third in every conceivable metric and a defense that's been opportunistic, but not dominant. The Giants have already exceeded expectations this season, but winning creates a narrative that you can compete and the Giants aren't ready for that after a silent trade deadline.

Indianapolis Colts (+15000) / Frank Reich

The Colts already felt like a dead team walking going into the deadline, but they definitely appear ready to throw in the towel after it.

First, they fired their offensive coordinator at the start of deadline day. Then they traded away backup running back Nyheim Hines to the Bills at the end of it. In between they did nothing to improve a roster that has the talent to make the playoffs but hasn't lived up to it the last few years.

That's bad news for head coach Frank Reich, who, like his team, appears to be counting down the seconds until his time in Indy is at an end. The Colts are two games behind the Titans in the loss column for the AFC South lead, but with +450 odds to win the division, it seems Vegas agrees the curtain is closing early on this show.

Game and team odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.