This year’s Super Bowl will be an epic finale for the National Football League season. There is no doubt that there are a few talented squads in this year’s playoffs, and many fans believe that their team has the best chance possible to bring home the Lombardi trophy.
For this list however, let’s forget the Packers, the Bucs, and the Chiefs. Let’s take a look at the underdogs for a change. An underdog in a sport is who people will most likely root for. Once they complete that Cinderella story, the victory they’ll achieve is much sweeter. With that said, here’s a look at some of the best underdogs in the NFL this Super Bowl.
The Bengals had a great season this year, finishing with a 10-7 record. They are entering the playoffs as a wild card team, which means they will play as if they’re on a roll. If they keep winning as they have recently, they could be one of this year’s Super Bowl winners.
As of this writing, their NFL odds of +1700 in winning this year’s Super Bowl is tempting, so keep them in mind as a team to watch. You could end up with a nice payout if you bet on them.
New England Patriots
Beating the Jacksonville Jaguars in their last game didn’t come easy for the Patriots, but they did it. They will be facing a more challenging path ahead of them if they want to win this year’s Super Bowl with odds sitting at +2200. But they’re definitely capable of going very far in these playoffs.
Their defense was outstanding in bringing down Blake Bortles and the Jaguars. However, they may face more difficulties keeping up with the likes of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Just wait and see how this matchup goes!
The Cardinals were one of the best teams in this year’s NFL season. They finished with an 11-5 record, which placed them at the top of their division and as a No. 1 seed in this year’s playoffs. Their odds of winning this year’s Super Bowl are sitting at +2100.
Their only real challenge will be against the Green Bay Packers during their playoff game. Knowing that the Packers have defeated them during their last two games, it’ll be interesting to see how they play with the pressure on and the odds against them.
San Francisco 49ers
For the 49ers, it’s been a challenging year. They still deal with some injuries after having two of their top players, Trent Williams and Jimmy Garoppolo, suffer season-ending injuries. Despite that, they still managed to finish this year’s NFL season with a 10-7 record.
During their previous two games, the Falcons didn’t stand a chance against them. See if that remains true when they meet again during the playoffs. If they can get healthy before the game, their chances of winning this year’s Super Bowl are quite high at +2100. For now, they are currently scheduled to play at Atlanta Falcons during Wild Card Weekend.
The Eagles are looking like this year’s team to beat. They had a 9-8 record at the end of the regular season and showed a dominant force in the NFC East division. They also finished as the No. 7 seed in this year’s playoffs and have an NFL odds of +5500 for winning this year’s Super Bowl.
Some people may not like that they don’t have a strong defense, but they blew their opponents away with a strong offense earlier this season. If they can keep it up, you may be looking at the next Super Bowl winner!
Having a good offense and a great defense always helps get you pretty far in the NFL playoffs, and that’s what you can expect from the Steelers. They ended the regular season with a 9-7 record and are currently sitting at No. 3 in this year’s AFC standings.
Their odds of winning this year’s Super Bowl are set at +9000. They’ve played well in past years and could do it again this year. With Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, it’s definitely possible!
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders are coming back with Derek Carr, who suffered an injury during their game against the Indianapolis Colts, at the quarterback position. They finished the regular season with a 10-7 record this year.
The odds on their win total are sitting at +5500, but that could end up increasing or decreasing before the playoffs even begin. During the next several games, you can expect them to give it everything they’ve got on the field.
Now that you know who some of the top teams are, it’s time to let the underdogs shine. This playoffs, everything is back to zero. Truly, the Super Bowl is a spectacle worth watching!