Super Bowl Power Rankings: Week 6
Following the Steelers' shocking loss to the Jaguars, which NFL teams comprise the top 10 in terms of Super Bowl odds?
Below is a ranking of the top 10 teams in the NFL in terms of their current Super Bowl odds.
No. 1 New England Patriots
Well that didn't last long. A week after the Steelers surpassed the Patriots for having the best odds to win the Super Bowl, New England is now back on top. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are Super Bowl favorites at 5/1 odds. New England still has issues on defense, but Tom Brady is off to one of the best starts of his illustrious career. At some point, you know Bill Belichick will get the defensive issues ironed out.
No. 2 Green Bay Packers
The Chiefs are the lone unbeaten team in the NFL but according to oddsmakers, the Packers have a better shot of winning it all. Green Bay has the next-best odds behind New England to win it all this year at 6/1 odds. This comes after Aaron Rodgers put together another epic performance in Dallas last Sunday, rallying the Packers down from a field goal in the closing minute to beat the Cowboys, 35-31.
No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs
As previously mentioned, Andy Reid has the lone unbeaten team in the NFL. Despite injuries along their offensive line, the Chiefs thrashed a good Texans team in Houston last Sunday night. Still, Kansas City finds itself behind both New England and Green Bay in terms of the odds, as the Chiefs are 7/1 to win it all. There's a case to be made that Alex Smith has been the league's MVP to this point and Kareem Hunt has given Reid's offense a dimension that it hasn't seen since Reid had Brian Westbrook in Philadelphia. Injuries are starting to pile up, however, as tight end Travis Kelce (concussion) was the latest Chief to fall to injury.
No. 4 Pittsburgh Steelers
Oddsmakers dropped the Steelers from favorites to 10/1 following their loss to the Jaguars last Sunday in Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger threw a career-high five interceptions in the loss but he isn't the only problem for the Steelers right now. Their offensive line hasn't lived up to expectations and Le'Veon Bell has had one good game after holding out of training camp and preseason in a contract dispute. This team is still loaded with talent, however, so oddsmakers haven't dropped Pittsburgh's odds that much.
No. 5 Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons seem to be the forgotten team at the moment. All offseason people wondered if they would have a Super Bowl hangover. Then they started 3-0, which included a victory on Sunday night against Rodgers and the Packers. But after losing to Bills as an 8-point home favorite in Week 4, the Falcons had their bye last week and have seemingly fallen off the radar. At 12/1, Matt Ryan and Co. look like a great value play.
No. 6 Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have the same odds as the Falcons at 12/1 to win the Super Bowl. Seattle won back-to-back games after starting the year 1-2. They still can't run the ball and Russell Wilson is constantly under siege by his own offensive line. That said, their defense remains a top 10 unit and Wilson is a touchdown threat on every play because of his legs.
No. 7 Denver Broncos
This is another team that appears to be undervalued by oddsmakers. The Chiefs are arguably the best team in football and also reside in the AFC West, so the Broncos may have to win it all as a wild card team. Still, they have one of the best defenses in the league, as well as an improved offensive line and running game. Some aren't big on Trevor Siemian, but at 20/1 to win the Super Bowl, Denver is an intriguing long-shot.
No. 8 Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles now have plenty of believers after destroying the Cardinals last Sunday in Philadelphia. Carson Wentz completed 21-of-30 passes for 304 yards with four touchdowns and an interception while adding 11 yards on six carries in that victory over Arizona. He had never thrown for more than two touchdowns in a game prior to that effort. Suddenly Philadelphia is the team to beat in the NFC East and now the Eagles are 20/1 to win the Super Bowl.
No. 9 Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are also 20/1 to win the Super Bowl following back-to-back wins against the Patriots and Lions on the road. Following a slow start, Cam Newton has been outstanding in his last two games and the Panthers defense remains in the top 10 at Pro Football Outsiders.
No. 10 Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have a losing record but this is still a good team. At 22/1 to win the Super Bowl, Dallas is another intriguing value play. Dak Prescott has played well, but Ezekiel Elliott and the running game hasn't been as dominant as it was a year ago. Dallas' defense also couldn't come up with one last stop on Sunday against the Packers after Prescott had given the Cowboys a late lead. The 'Boys might not be as good as they were a year ago when they earned the top seed in the NFC but this is still a competitive team.