The Super Bowl is the biggest annual sporting event in the United States. Not only do tens of thousands of people attend the live game, but over 150 million people watch the event on television or through streaming services. With so much attention surrounding this event, it’s clear that football fans are interested in knowing which team’s are this year’s Super Bowl favorites. Let’s take a look at the most talented teams in the league and discuss their chances.
Super Bowl Favorites
Kansas City Chiefs
As the defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs were heavily favored by the analysts heading into this season. Their offseason changes and draft selections did nothing but bolster the overall strength of the team, and it shows. They are currently 12-1 heading into the final stretch of the season.
The Chiefs have had no major hiccups this year and have been steadily chugging along and stacking up the wins. With the season quickly coming to a close, it’s easy to see why the team has some of the strongest NFL betting odds around. Patrick Mahomes is a phenomenal quarterback, and both their passing game and running game have proven to be too big of a challenge to deal with all season long. Their current odds as Super Bowl favorites sit around +200, meaning they are heavily favored to win.
New Orleans Saints
The big news of the offseason was Tom Brady’s move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a divisional rival for the New Orleans Saints. While the Saints have been very consistent over the last few years, there was a lot of discussion over whether they may lose the NFC South to the Brady-led Buccaneers. However, now the Saints have had two convincing victories over their rival, the last being a 38-3 win, and the team currently has a 10-3 record.
Even with veteran quarterback Drew Brees out with a rib injury, the Saints have managed to keep up the pace and secure 4 big wins. This proves that the talent on this offense is for real and, regardless of who is playing quarterback, this is going to be a tough team to beat. The Saints currently have around +650 odds depending on your sportsbook.
Green Bay Packers
As long as the Packers have Aaron Rodgers, they will find a way to win and stay relevant. He is known for being a dominant quarterback with big goals and vision. This season has seen the electrifying combination of Rodgers and receiver Davante Adams work time and time again to secure the win. Adams is having an exceptional year, with 1144 yards and 14 touchdowns thus far. While the Packer’s defense may be lacking, particularly against the run, their offense has several weapons that can be utilized, and the team currently sits with a 10-3 record as well.
While they are tied with the Saints in this respect, the bookmakers currently have the Packers at around +650 odds as Super Bowl favorites, although football fans may suggest that Saints are a more complete team offensively and defensively. However, when it comes to playoff time, Rodgers may just turn it up and sweep the league.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams really have showcased a variety of skills this year that have set them apart in the league. Defensively, they are one of the most dominant teams, and Aaron Donald may be the Defensive Player of the Year again. Coach Sean McVay has been continuously praised for being a strong leader, as well as an offensive genius of sorts. Quarterback Jared Goff has been getting into a good rhythm and currently has over 3500 yards for the year, and is fresh off a big 24-3 win over the Patriots.
All together, the Rams make a strong case to win the NFC West over their rivals the Seattle Seahawks. Bookmakers are also favoring them to win it all, as they have around +1100 odds, where the Seahawks have around +1400, despite both teams having a 9-4 record.
The Steelers have been the topic of heated discussion around the league all season long. Many analysts were quick to call the team overrated and challenge their record. While they remained the only undefeated team for some time, they now sit at 11-2. It’s hard to belittle their success, but analysts are still are not convinced, and they currently have +1200 odds to win. We will have to see how the Steelers fair in the playoffs.
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