Bills Season Odds
After taking the biggest risk of any team this offseason, the Buffalo Bills are hoping that risk will put them over the top when the 2009 NFL regular season kicks off in September.
After the Dallas Cowboys released Terrell Owens this past offseason, few pundits thought that a team like the Bills would be interested. But after quarterback Trent Edwards made a pitch to the front office to sign the dysfunctional receiver, all of a sudden T.O. was donning a Bills hat in his introductory press conference.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made the Bills a 45/1 long shot to win Super Bowl XLIV. They’re 25/1 to win the AFC and 10/1 to win the tough AFC East, which also features the New England Patriots, New York Jets and defending champs, the Miami Dolphins.
T.O. should make the Bills’ offense more explosive, but the key is Edwards. He struggled last year moving the ball down field through the air and he’ll certainly get an earful from Owens if he doesn’t look his way enough. Marshawn Lynch should help take some of the pressure off, but Edwards needs to step up and take his performance to the next level.
At 45/1 odds to win, the Bills have some value, especially considering they won five of their first six games to start the 2008 season and their defense is young and underrated. But again, the maturation of Edwards is the key and it’ll be interesting to see how they look this preseason.
Buffalo Bills Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIV
Buffalo Bills 45/1
Buffalo Bills Odds to Win 2009-2010 AFC
Buffalo Bills 25/1
Buffalo Bills Odds to Win 2009-2010 AFC East
Buffalo Bills 10/1
Posted: 6/11/09 10:20PM ET