The Buffalo Bills have emerged as the favorites to win Super Bowl 57 after luring Von Miller to New York with a $120 million contract. However, they will face fierce competition from several elite teams, including the Buccaneers, the Chiefs and the Rams.
Let’s take a look at the leading contenders for Super Bowl glory and their chances of lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February.
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The Bills went for broke in the offseason. They may eventually regret handing a six-year, $120 million contract to a 33-year-old linebacker, but it will be worth it if Miller leads them to the Super Bowl.
Buffalo also tied Stefon Diggs down to a $104 million extension, brought in Rodger Saffold and Tim Settle, and bolstered their offense by signing Kaiir Elam and James Cook in the draft. This is undoubtedly a team that is built to win now.The Bills suffered a brutal overtime defeat to the Chiefs in the divisional round last season, but they should be stronger this time around. Josh Allen is now in the prime of his career, and he has the talent to lead his team deep into the playoffs. He now has even more weapons at his disposal. Miller will bring a winning mentality to the franchise, having powered the Rams to Super Bowl glory last season, so it is easy to see why the Bills are the preseason Super Bowl favorites.
They face a stern test of their mettle in week 1. They have opened as the 1-point underdogs for their trip to LA to face the Rams in the NFL Kickoff Game, and it promises to be an enthralling clash, as the best NFL bets week 1 suggest. Away teams have a poor record in the Kickoff Game, so a win for Buffalo will send the hype surrounding this team into the stratosphere.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs were installed as +2500 outsiders to win the Super Bowl after legendary QB Tom Brady retired at the end of last season. However, his retirement lasted just 40 days. The odds on Tampa winning Super Bowl 57 have now dipped to +700 after Brady reversed his retirement decision.
That makes the Bucs the narrow second favorites, just behind the Bills in the futures betting. Brady led them to victory at Super Bowl 55, and they were ultimately unlucky to suffer a 30-27 defeat to the Rams in last season’s divisional round. They were 20-3 down at half-time, but Brady’s heroics dragged them to within an inch of securing a famous comeback.
His performance suggested he still has something left in the tank. He will not be short of weapons, with the underrated Russell Gage arriving from Atlanta. They face stern competition from the Rams, the Packers and the 49ers in the NFC, but they are arguably the most complete team in the conference.
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay Packers
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