Remember when the Kansas City Chiefs were perennially near the top of any Super Bowl odds list? For the past few years, the Chiefs had to be considered among the top choices to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at season’s end. Not anymore.
Andy Reid’s club entered the 2021-22 season as the favorite to win it all, listed at +500 on multiple oddsboards. After Sunday’s crushing 27-3 loss at Tennessee, the Chiefs find themselves tied with the Broncos for last place in the AFC West at 3-4.
If you think mighty Patrick Mahomes can somehow turn things around – even with a defense that ranks 28th overall – and somehow win the title, go ahead and get down on them at +1400.
With the Chiefs no longer among the top contenders, here’s a look at the top of the Super Bowl LVI oddsboard at DraftKings.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+550)
It’s astounding how good Tom Brady remains at the age of 44. Even with Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski sidelined again Sunday, Brady put on a clinic against the Bears with four TD passes, including career number 600. The Bucs have ticked up slightly after starting the season at +600.
Buffalo Bills (+550)
Buffalo’s path to the playoffs is made easier when you consider the relative strength of its divisional foes. Having the chance to play the Jets, Dolphins, and Patriots twice each gives the Bills a definite advantage. The Bills lead the AFC East at 4-2, as gunslinger Josh Allen continues to develop into one of the league’s best quarterbacks.
L.A. Rams (+800)
The Fighting McVays pulled off the biggest trade of last year’s offseason with the addition of Matthew Stafford. Everybody knew of Stafford’s immense talent, but his career results were bogged down and mired in Detroit’s mediocrity. For the first time, the veteran QB has a legit chance at a Super Bowl ring.
Arizona Cardinals (+900)
It’s hard to argue with unbeaten through seven weeks. As the league’s only undefeated team, Arizona plays host to Green Bay in a monster NFC game Thursday night. The schedule softens after that with the 49ers and Panthers on deck.
Green Bay Packers (+1200)
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have been workmanlike in victories over the past two weeks (scoring just 24 points in each). Featuring one of the more balanced offenses in the NFL, Green Bay will be downright scary if/when it finds another gear. The talented trio of Rodgers, WR Davante Adams, and RB Aaron Jones stacks up with the league’s best.
Baltimore Ravens (+1200)
Humbled by the Bengals on Sunday, the Ravens still merit consideration at 12-to-1 odds. It’s a week-to-week league, and one bad loss is just that.
Dallas Cowboys (+1400)
Dallas is coming off a bye and feeling good about itself at 6-1. This offense ranks first in the NFL in both yards (460.8) and points (34.2) per game. The Cowboys were +3500 before the NFL season kicked off with their lone loss of the season to Tampa Bay.
One To Watch
Tennessee Titans (+1800)
Given what they did to the Chiefs on Sunday, and after a huge win against Buffalo the week before, the Titans are on the rise on this oddsboard. Tennessee was +4000 last week after starting the season at +3000.
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