The NFL season is a roller coaster that never fails to deliver a full complement of twists and turns. Teams throughout the league experience the ups, downs, ebbs, and flows throughout the four-month, 17-game marathon.
The Dallas Cowboys are often riding shotgun during this wild ride, and that’s the case again in 2021. Dak Prescott and Co. emerged as legitimate Super Bowl contenders after jumping out to a 6-1 record. An ensuing 1-3 stretch coinciding with Prescott’s struggles had their naysayers calling them “pretenders”. However, the Cowboys have since clinched the NFC East crown, winning four on the spin. And with the recent hot streak, their Super Bowl odds have shortened at FanDuel Sportsbook. They can be wagered at +900 after drawing +1200 odds last week.
Historically, the Cowboys’ quarterback is centered in the spotlight. Prescott has certainly received his fill of praise — and criticism — this season. But it’s been the Cowboys defense that has been the star in Big D. Dallas owns the No. 3 overall defense and No. 1 pass unit, per DVOA. They’ve been electrifying at times, leading the league with 33 takeaways and six defensive touchdowns.
The Super Bowl moneyline at FanDuel has the NFC as a -122 favorite, with the AFC getting back even-money odds.
As always, be sure to shop around the betting marketplace for the best odds for your plays.
Odds To Win Super Bowl 2022 At FanDuel
|Super Bowl LVI Winner
|Kansas City Chiefs
|Green Bay Packers
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Los Angeles Rams
|New England Patriots
|San Francisco 49ers
Notable Super Bowl LVI Contenders
Kansas City Chiefs (+400)
The Chiefs were 3-4 heading into Week 8, and pundits seemed to enjoy the easy talking points that came with that sub-.500 mark. However, they’ve ripped off eight straight victories on the back of a defense that has been downright stingy (12.9 opponent’s PPG) over this dominant run.
Green Bay Packers (+450)
Some were quick to bury the Packers after they lost 38-3 against the Saints in Week 1, but here they are, heading to the postseason once again. They have a game advantage on the other three division leaders vying for the conference’s top seed and bye.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700)
The Buccaneers clinched their playoff berth with a Week 16 win over the Carolina Panthers. A rash of recent injuries — notably a season-ending ACL tear to Chris Godwin, and hamstring injuries to Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette — have helped lengthen their odds in recent weeks.
Buffalo Bills (+850)
The Bills put the brakes on a 2-4 skid that saw them temporarily relinquish the AFC East’s top spot. They now control their own destiny following last week’s revenge victory over the New England Patriots.
Los Angeles Rams (+950)
It’s been a season of streaks for the Rams, the latest of which has propelled them into first place in their division with an outside shot at a bye. The roster is top heavy, but they’ll be a terrifying opponent in a win-or-go-home scenario.
New England Patriots (+1700)
Two straight losses have cooled the swell of hype that comes with a seven-game winning streak. Other teams are better — or at least more talented — on paper. But Bill Belichick and the Pats simply know how to win football games.
Tennessee Titans (+1800)
The return of all-world wide receiver A.J. Brown propelled the Titans into a playoff spot. They’ll need to continue featuring Brown if they want to experience more success. Brown accounted for 16 targets of Ryan Tannehill’s 29 pass attempts in their clinching win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Indianapolis Colts (+1800)
The Colts are coming off a massive win over the Arizona Cardinals. However, Carson Wentz landed on the COVID list and is out Sunday. As maligned as Wentz has been in recent years, their postseason chances are much less likely with him sidelined.
Arizona Cardinals (+2000)
It’s felt as if the Cardinals have been hanging on for dear life to end the season. They have managed to clinch a playoff berth in spite of their recent slide, which has stretched to three games.
Cincinnati Bengals (+2600)
The Bengals inched closer to punching a ticket to the dance, but they still have work to do. A win over the Chiefs in Week 17 would clinch their spot, but that’s a tough task. FanDuel is listing them as 5.5-point home dogs.
San Francisco 49ers (+3100)
As if surrendering a second-half 10-point lead wasn’t enough, Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a significant thumb injury that will seriously hamper — if not sideline — him for several weeks.