Super Bowl odds: Chiefs the betting favorite
Bookmaker.eu has posted its odds for each NFL franchise to win the Super Bowl. And like most such lists, the odds are far too low for the contenders. It’s hard to win a Super Bowl.
Here are the 32 teams, ranked in order of their Super Bowl odds:
1. Kansas City 6/1: The Chiefs very well might be the Super Bowl favorite. But not at 6/1. Look at it this way. Most Super Bowls are close to tossups. So the odds of winning a conference are about half of winning the Super Bowl. You telling me Kansas City is 3/1 to win the AFC? No way. Much tougher.
2. New England 7/1: The Patriots would seem to be very difficult to bet against. They have played in nine of the last 18 Super Bowls and won six.
3. New Orleans 9/1: The Saints are a good choice to win the NFC. This might be the best odds among the contenders.
4. Indianapolis 11/1: Andrew Luck’s health status makes me think the Colts should be more like 25/1.
5. Los Angeles Rams 12/1: If you’re going to bet – and betting is for losers – then the NFC might be the way to go. More wide open, but not as many Dobermans.
6. Los Angeles Chargers 13/1: Seems like the Chargers should be longer odds than this, even though they’re usually good.
6. Philadelphia 13/1: A good number. Again, the NFC is easier.
8. Cleveland 15/1: Seems low. The Browns have lots of excitement, but no pedigree. And that includes with ownership and coaching.
9. Chicago 17/1: High. The Bears are building the right way, but are they ready to contend in the NFC?
10. Green Bay 23/1: Lots of questions with the Packers. New coach. Rocky road the past few years. Probably wouldn’t get excited about Green Bay.
11. Dallas 24/1: This isn’t a terrible number. The Cowboys could be really good.
12. Minnesota 25/1: The Vikings have become wallflowers, but there remains a solid core. If Kirk Cousins plays well, Minnesota could be dangerous.
13. Pittsburgh 26/1: Most underrated team on this board. The Steelers could be headed for a big year.
14. Atlanta 33/1: I like the Falcons. This number could be underrated.
15. Baltimore 34/1: I like everything about the Ravens except the quarterbacking. Which means I can’t like the Ravens.
16. Houston 35/1: The Texans have a way better chance at winning a Super Bowl than do the Ravens.
17. Seattle 37/1: Underrated. Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and a blossoming defense. Might be the best bet on the board.
17. Carolina 37/1: Good culture, mostly good quarterbacking. There’s a lot to like about the Panthers.
19. San Francisco 45/1: Everyone is worried about Jimmy Garoppolo after a dismal exhibition Monday night, but there are other things to worry about.
20. Jacksonville 57/1: The Jaguars appear to be a one-hit wonder, 2017.
21. New York Jets 80/1: The best bets on the board are long shots. But not this one.
22. Buffalo 82/1: This isn’t a bad longshot. The Bills are getting better.
23. Tennessee 90/1: Will Ryan Tannehill beat out Marcus Mariota? Does it matter to the odds?
24. Denver 100/1: Way too high of odds. Joe Flacco is a solid quarterback, and the Broncos can play defense.
24. Tampa Bay 100/1: The Buccaneers the same odds as Denver? That’s nuts.
26. Detroit 120/1: About right. Seems unlikely that the Lions will make a Super Bowl in my lifetime, and I plan on living to be 127.
27. Oakland 140/1: I think the Raiders are a clown show, but the idea that Detroit and Tampa Bay have a better Super Bowl chance is just silly.
27. New York Giants 140/1: The Giants need to have things over to Daniel Jones and take their lumps.
29. Arizona 170/1: The Cardinals should be last on this list. Rookie quarterback. Over-his-head head coach. Dismal team to start with – 1,700/1 is more like it.
30. Washington 180/1: I’ve got no use for Daniel Snyder, but the Redskins should be higher on this list.
31. Cincinnati 200/1: Tough first year for Zac Taylor as coach. This is about right.
32. Miami 300/1: Why is everyone so down – this far down – on the Dolphins? I mean, Miami will get no closer to the Super Bowl than the designated host city, but still, 300/1 is a big number.