The entire point of the NFL season is to play the games to see who wins a championship. The Los Angeles Rams ended the Cincinnati Bengals’ one-possession win run and eked out a three point win. The Rams did it. They won Super Bowl LVI and became the second team in two years to win the Super Bowl in their hometown.
The news cycle never stops going and spinning. Yesterday is old news. Everyone already has their eyes upon the future. Each team is prepping for free agency and the NFL Draft to build their team to compete in 2022. These teams will tell themselves the goal is to win a title, but 31 of these teams won’t do it and most of them don’t have the talent or coaching to even contend.
There are different life cycles to a NFL team. The Texans are still in the rebuilding phase. They hired Lovie Smith to be their head coach. They’ll look to churn the roster and finally put high draft picks to use this spring. Houston doesn’t have a realistic chance of winning the Super Bowl but the Bengals didn’t either at this time last season.
Super Bowl LVII Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||950||9.50%|
|Los Angeles Rams||1000||9.10%|
|San Francisco 49ers||1400||6.70%|
|Green Bay Packers||1600||5.90%|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2200||4.30%|
|Los Angeles Chargers||2500||3.80%|
|New England Patriots||2500||3.80%|
|New Orleans Saints||4000||2.40%|
|Las Vegas Raiders||5000||2%|
|New York Giants||8000||1.20%|
|New York Jets||10000||1%|
It starts with the Buffalo Bills and ends with the Houston Texans. Houston has a +12500 chance, meaning a 0.8% chance of winning Super Bowl LVII. Hey, if you have a hundred bucks to burn, that’s one way to lose your money with a infinitesimal chance at $12,500.00.
That being said, I’m sure these odds will increase. If the Texans complete Deshaun Watson and Laremy Tunsil trades, land talent in the upcoming NFL Draft, and hit on a couple of free agent signings, strange things could happen. Being better than the Detroit Lions and New York Jets wouldn’t be crazy.