With just one week remaining in the regular season, we saw some interesting movement in terms of odds among our favorites to win Super Bowl LVI. The Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers still make up our top three, but all had better odds to hoist the Lombardi trophy last week. With the Super Bowl just over a month away, it's time to start placing some bets.
The Chiefs (+550) were the early favorites to win the 2022 Super Bowl, according to Caesars Sportsbook. The Packers (+900), Buccaneers (+1100), Baltimore Ravens (+1200), Buffalo Bills (+1200) and Los Angeles Rams (+1300) followed them. Things have changed in a big way since then. Here's a breakdown of the 10 teams that currently own the shortest odds to win Super Bowl LVI, which will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022.
|Team||Current odds||Last week's odds|
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. Buffalo Bills
5. Los Angeles Rams
(Not in top 10)
While the favorite Packers lost some ground, they didn't lose much. A team I expected to fall more than they did was the Buccaneers. We all saw what transpired with Antonio Brown on Sunday, and his loss is a big one since Tampa Bay is already without Chris Godwin for the rest of the year. It will be up to Mike Evans and some of the younger wideouts to step up and carry this passing attack. With Tom Brady at quarterback, this team still has the wherewithal to win it all.
Just three teams from last week's top 10 saw their odds improve this week: the Bills, the Titans and the Cardinals. Buffalo defeated a subpar Atlanta Falcons team and the Cardinals upset the Cowboys. The Titans are the most interesting team among this trio, as they are in line to officially clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Despite injuries forcing Mike Vrabel to play with a record-setting number of different players, despite not having Derrick Henry for half the year and despite not having Julio Jones and A.J. Brown on the field together for much of the year, this team came out on top in the conference. They will return Henry soon, and could be poised for a Super Bowl run. If I'm taking a flier on a team, it will be the Titans.
The Bengals were a new entry into our top 10! Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase recorded a statement win over the Chiefs, 34-31, to clinch the AFC North for the first time since 2015. Chase may have locked up Offensive Rookie of the Year with his 11-catch, 266-yard, three-touchdown performance, and this offense looks like it could possess the explosiveness to kick-start a deep postseason run.