Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes.
- The New England Patriots won Super Bowl 53, but it's the Kansas City Chiefs who are the slight favorites for Super Bowl 54.
- The Los Angeles Rams may have lost, but they are still among the top four teams at 8-1.
- The next tier of teams that sit between 14-1 and 16-1 features the Bears, Chargers, Steelers, Packers and Vikings.
Congrats to any Patriots Super Bowl future bettors! You didn’t doubt the GOAT and have been paid off handsomely for your troubles.
The Patriots opened the season at +600 and fell as low as +800 en route to their sixth Super Bowl title. They do not, however, begin the offseason as favorites for Super Bowl 54.
Though they lost two weeks ago to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, it’s the Chiefs who are favored for next year’s title.
They have the MVP at quarterback, and the key to winning in this league is obviously the QB. Given what we saw from Mahomes this season, the Chiefs should be among the preseason Super Bowl favorites every upcoming year for a while.
Super Bowl 54 Odds
The four final teams from this season are the only four teams below 10-1.
The results from tonight’s game did not impact the Saints, as they are in the same spot as before. Much like the Patriots, Saints bettors just have to get over the fact that their quarterback is old and could potentially just fall of a cliff (performance-wise, not actually) at any point.
The next tier of teams sit between 14-1 and 16-1. Two of those five are the Chargers and Bears, who both surpassed most folks’ expectations this year.
The other three are the Steelers, Vikings and Packers. I think it’s safe to say all three wildly underperformed this season by missing the playoffs, as they were among the Super Bowl favorites at the start of the season.
After that, a big glut of teams can be found at 20-1. Already a trendy choice are the Browns, who moved from 30-1 to 20-1 since opening. Given their finish to the season and coaching change, most folks are confident that their terrible seasons are a thing of the past.
Another team with a young QB is the Ravens, who are expected to part ways with Joe Flacco and enter the Lamar Jackson era. Though he struggled in the playoffs, there’s no doubt he’s talented. If they put forth another strong defense, they will be in the hunt for sure.
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A bit further down are two teams whose odds have dropped since odds opening — the Panthers and 49ers. Carolina has been inconsistent since it’s 15-1 season, posting six, 11 and seven wins in each of the past three seasons, respectively.
The Niners are still an unknown too, as we’ve still yet to see Jimmy Garoppolo get an entire season of work under his belt.
The Dolphins sit alone in the basement at 300-1. They are reportedly parting ways with Ryan Tannehill in order to tank in 2019 and grab a top QB in the 2020 draft.