Super Bowl Odds Week 13: NFL Super Bowl Power Rankings
Greetings NFL fans! With another week of action now in the books, we move ever so closer to the postseason. A week ago, the teams with the best odds of winning the big game were the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens and the defending champion New England Patriots. Did any of these teams make a significant move in the rankings following Week 12? Here’s an updated look at the teams with the best Super Bowl odds for 2020.
3. New Orleans Saint Super Bowl Odds (+550). Last week’s odds (+600)
The New Orleans Saints, who have the second-best record in the NFC, nearly suffered their third loss on the season against the Carolina Panthers. While the Saints were in control of this contest for most of the afternoon, the Panthers managed to tie the score at 31 with 9:23 to play in regulation. With a chance to take the lead, Carolina kicker Joey Slye missed from 28 yards with just under two minutes to play.
This was the third kick he missed, and it proved to be a costly one, as Saints kicker Will Lutz connected on the game-winning field goal as time expired, allowing the Saints to escape with a 34-31 win. The victory gives the Saints a four-game lead over the Panthers, all but assuring them of a division title. Perhaps their narrow margin of victory is the reason why their odds improved only slightly from +600 a week ago.
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2. Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Odds (+350). Last week’s odds (+550)
The Ravens entered their matchup against the Los Angeles Rams having posted wins in each of their last six outings. The hot streak continued against the Rams, as Baltimore jumped out to a 28-6 halftime lead en route to an easy 45-6 rout, giving them their seventh consecutive win. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to build his case as the league’s most valuable player.
He completed 15 of 20 passes for 169 yards, including five touchdown passes. He also added 95 yards on eight carries, becoming the first player in NFL history to record four touchdown passes and 50 rushing yards in consecutive games. He also became the first player in league history to have at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards over his first two NFL seasons. Even more important, the Ravens remain within a game of the New England Patriots for the top seed in the AFC.
1. New England Patriots Super Bowl Odds (+280). Last week’s odds +270
The Patriots have arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play the game in Tom Brady. The Dallas Cowboys entered this matchup with the league’s top offense. But if you were hoping for an offensive explosion in this one, you came away feeling a bit disappointed. Dak Prescott completed 19 of 33 passes for 212 yards. Meanwhile, Brady completed 17 of his 37 attempts for just 181 yards.
The ugly offensive output by both teams resulted in a 13-9 win by the Pats, marking the first time the Cowboy failed to score a touchdown this season. Following their lone loss to the Ravens three weeks ago, the Pats have notched wins against the Eagles and the Cowboys in their last two outings. And although their odds have dipped slightly from last week, they remain the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl in 2020.