Every NFL Team’s Odds To Win the Super Bowl In 2014
Every NFL Team’s Odds To Win The Super Bowl In 2014
From the moment the clock runs out on the Super Bowl, Las Vegas odds-makers are putting out their lines for the upcoming season. The current season may have just come to an end, and the newest NFL champions might still be watching the confetti fall from the sky. Vegas is daring you to pick who will win it all in 2014.
With the 2013 NFL Draft now in the books, a person can start to piece together possible skeleton rosters. Nothing is for certain at this point in the year, but the opportunity to make a wager is there, nonetheless.
The best part about Football Futures has to be the odds. If you are willing to take a chance on a team, you can make your bet and be locked in to ridiculous odds. Should a team make a series of moves that suddenly propels them to the front of the NFL ranks, those gaudy odds begin to look like a massive payday.
The odds can also take off and head the other direction should a quarterback, or other player of note, suffer from injury. Watching your chances fade away can make you fee pain as if you had been the one to take the punishing hit that ruined your wager. Such are the highs and lows of gambling.
The following slides represent the current Super Bowl Odds as put together by Bovada of Las Vegas (@Bovadalv). Take a look and let us know which bet would put $100 down on, and which one you would put $1,000 on. Make sure to use the comment section below to share your thoughts, and you can always reach out on twitter using the hash tag #RML, for Rant My Life.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars: 200/1
It comes as no surprise to see the Jacksonville Jaguars as the least likely to win the Super Bowl in 2014. 200/1 odds would make a person very happy if it happened, though.
31. Tennessee Titans: 100/1
At 100/1 the Tennessee Titans have made big improvements to their offensive line, which could make a major difference in their production. It is possible nothing gets better for the team as the season progresses. But behind a new line, Chris Johnson will have an opportunity to reclaim his place among the elite running backs in the NFL.
30. Oakland Raiders: 100/1
After trading picks on the first day of the Draft, the Oakland Raiders chose to select the talented, but possibly fragile--fatally fragile--cornerback Darius Slay, 12th overall. Decision making like this deserves much worse than the 100/1 they received.
29. Buffalo Bills: 100/1
The Buffalo Bills made a couple of very nice selections in the draft, even if there are those who question taking quarterback E.J. Manuel over the other QBs available. Still, with a new system, quarterback, head coach and staff, the expectations for the upcoming season are not very high, and 100/1 odds are what you get if you believe differently.
28. Arizona Cardinals: 100/1
How many of you thought the Arizona Cardinals would be the second worst team before you looked at the list? Oddly enough, at 100/1, our first NFC team to hit the list has the same odds as the second worst team, but Bovada has them as the best of the 100/1 odds teams. Do they get the nod to to the addition of Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians? Or is it the overlooked defense that gives them the edge over the rest of the bottom-dwellers? Let us know in the comment section below!
27. New York Jets: 75/1
This may be a bit generous for the New York Jets, and that may be an understatement. They are in such a mess 75/1 feels like highway robbery. Until they get their offensive issues resolved, not much is going to change.
26. Cleveland Browns: 75/1
This seems disrespectful to the Cleveland Browns. They may be slowly making their way along the road to relevance, but to give them 75/1, the same odds of winning the Super Bowl as the Jets, is highly offensive.
25. St. Louis Rams: 60/1
60/1 odds on the St Louis Rams make sense. The Rams have been getting better year after year. With the addition of Jake Long, Tavon Austin and Stedman Baily, this the most dangerous offense of the Sam Bradford era.
24. Kansas City Chiefs: 50/1
The Kansas City Chiefs owned the worst record in the NFL last season. But with Andy Reid as their new head coach, several free agents and first overall draft pick Erick Fisher, the Chiefs get 50/1 on their money.
23. Carolina Panthers: 50/1
The Carolina Panthers answered one of the biggest holes on their defense when they selected defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. With Cam Newton running the offense, Vegas sees the Panthers as a 50/1 shot at winning the big game.
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 40/1
Here is a team that could be worth the money. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have everything that it takes to be a Super Bowl champion. They have a solid running game, an above average quarterback (when he is focused), the best run defense in the league last season and now they have Darrelle Revis. At 40/1, the return on this pick could look very nice in your wallet.
21. San Diego Chargers: 40/1
While they have the same odds as the Buccaneers, the San Diego Charges do not make 40/1 look very tempting at all. There is a new regime in place, and maybe that will make the difference. If Phillip Rivers can return to his old form, than maybe they would have a shot at this. But the chances of that should be considered very unlikely
20. Minnesota Vikings: 40/1
Despite making it to the playoffs last season, the Minnesota Vikings are giving 40/1 on the money, too. It may be that no one expects Adrian Peterson to be able to carry the load again this season, and Christian Ponder, or Matt Castle fail to inspire faith. You should probably save your money.
19. Miami Dolphins: 40/1
The Miami Dolphins made progress last season, finishing 7-9 and second in the AFC East. This offseason, the Dolphins have been busy adding top free agent talents, taking the best pass rusher in the draft and otherwise improving the quality of their team. They are on their way to being a yearly contender. 40/1 shows that they just are not there yet.
18. Detroit Lions: 40/1
After a four-win season, one would think the Detroit Lions would receive longer odds than 40/1. But the offense has the ability to be the best in the league, and their defense should be greatly improved.
17. Indianapolis Colts: 35/1
Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in his rookie season, which should be no surprise considering all of the hype that surrounded the young man as he came into the league. What is surprising is that he did it with a team that had won just two games the season before. If he did that as a rookie, it is no surprise he will only net you 35/1 this season.
16. Cincinnati Bengals: 35/1
The Cincinnati Bengals have made it to the playoffs as a wild card for the last two seasons in a row. They couldn’t make it into the Divisional round in either attempt, though, which could be part of the reason the Bengals are still 35/1. Long odds to win it all.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: 30/1
Only paying out 30/1 on the Philadelphia Eagles sounds like someone is pulling our leg. There have been major changes in Philadelphia including the hiring of college sensation, Chip Kelly, as the head coach of the ball club.
College coaches have found success in the NFL as of late, but there is no guarantee Kelly will be putting together a system that works in the NFL. Add questions at the quarterback position to the equation, and the odds on the Eagles should be much longer than these.
14. Washington Redskins: 28/1
Here again, Bovada is setting its odds with the belief that the quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III, will be operating at full speed. At 28/1 odds, it makes one wonder what Vegas knows that we do not. Seems like the Redskins should be pushing longer odds, but I'll leave the odds setting to the guys who do it for a living.
13.Dallas Cowboys: 28/1
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are moving on up in the world. Here they are, just 13 teams away from the top, and paying out 28/1 if they win it all. They may not be among the elite, but Vegas is telling us Dallas deserves respect. Now, the Cowboys just have to play up to their potential to prove Vegas right.
12. Pittsburgh Steelers: 25/1
Every year, it seems like the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting written off as old, tired and on the decline. Yet, here we are, a couple of days after the completion of the draft and here they are getting 25/1 and are sitting just out of the top 10. They are the team that never goes away.
11. Chicago Bears: 25/1
The Chicago Bears continue to add pieces to the puzzle, last year they brought in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, this year it is new head coach Mark Trestman. Vegas must feel they are getting close, and at 25/1 the Bears are capable of paying off nicely.
10. New York Giants: 20/1
The New York Giants are heading into the 2013 season intent on returning to the top of their game. Failing to make the playoffs last year was hard for everyone on that roster to swallow. With changes along the defensive line, and at running back, the Giants crack the top 10 wetting 20/1 odds. This number could even go down once they get Victor Cruz back under contract.
9. Baltimore Ravens: 20/1
The reigning Super Bowl champs do not get a whole lot of love from the boys in Vegas, getting 20/1 on their money. But the Baltimore Ravens may be out to surprise everyone again in 2013. It is true, they lost several of their key leaders, but they have added a great deal of talent, too. The Ravens should not be written off; they will be just as dangerous as ever.
8. New Orleans Saints: 18/1
Las Vegas clearly believes that having Sean Payton back in charge as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints makes all of the difference. There is something special about Payton and Drew Brees together on a football field, and Bovada sees it as special, too. Maybe this is why they are giving 18/1 odds on the two leading their team to a Super Bowl victory.
7. Houston Texans: 18/1
The Houston Texans led the AFC from Week 1 through Week 16 last season, but they gave it all up in Week 17, dropping from first to third and checking out in the Divisional for the second straight season. This lack of killer instinct is reflected in the 18/1 odds they are getting, despite the dominance they displayed for most of the 2012 season.
6. Green Bay Packers: 12/1
The Green Bay Packers spent the early part of the offseason securing their star players for the foreseeable future. In the draft, they added a running game to compliment Aaron Rodgers and the passing attack. You can bet on the Packers and no one would blame you. Bovada is only going to give you 12/1 on your money for it, though. Still, 12/1 is not all that bad.
5. Atlanta Falcons: 12/1
The Atlanta Falcons shared the best record in all of the NFL last season, and fell just one game short of the Super Bowl. All of their core guys are back again this season, and the ones that are gone were replaced by better players, such as trading Michael Turner, for Steven Jackson. They have a good chance of taking the next step and reaching the Super Bowl this coming season, and the 12/1 payouts reflects their chances.
4. Seattle Seahawks: 9/1
Who would have thought the Seattle Seahawks would come so far, so fast. Yet, here they are, fourth among the entire NFL in odds to win the Super Bowl. With a fierce defensive front, backed up by arguably the best secondary in the league, the Seahawks' defense finely compliments the perfectly balanced, and dangerous, offense. With the addition of Percy Harvin to the weapons at Russell Wilson’s disposal, it is no wonder they are just paying off 9/1.
3. New England Patriots: 8/1
The New England Patriots always seem to be around when the season gets down to its final-four games. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have had a history-making run together, and they are not quite finished just yet. Last season, the Patriots found there was a running game sitting in the backfield behind their future Hall of Fame quarterback. With the dual threat tight end combo they have in place, the Patriots are just as serious about winning the Super Bowl this season as they ever have been before, and at 8/1, they can still pay off a nice little sum.
2. Denver Broncos: 15/2
As last season wore on, it became clear that Peyton Manning was a perfect fit with the Denver Broncos. By the time the season ended, the Broncos had taken the number one seed, and the road to the Super Bowl went through Denver.
In one of the best playoff games of all time, the Broncos fell short, losing in double overtime to the Ravens. Manning now welcomes Wes Welker to his arsenal, along side Erick Decker and Damaryius Thomas, making the Broncos passing attack one of the most dangerous in the league today. At 15/2 you can still make money riding with them, but Vegas isn’t going to let you clear their coffers.
1. San Francisco 49ers: 6/1
The San Francisco 49ers were the runner-ups last season, but they have a strong team with a considerable amount of talent spread across their depth chart. Changing quarterbacks mid season, Colin Kaepernick now has the experience of bitter defeat under his belt, and he will be a better, stronger, more explosive player because of it. The future is bright for the 49ers, and they have the Vegas odd makers’ nod as the most likely to win it all, paying out just 6/1 on the dollar.