Super Bowl Odds: NFL Super Bowl Power Rankings
Following last week’s round of games, the trio of NFL teams given the best odds to win it all next year were the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. With Week 11 now in the books for the 2019 NFL season, here’s an updated look at the teams with the best odds to win it all in 2020.
3. New Orleans Saints (+600) Super Bowl Odds
The New Orleans Saints held down the No. 3 spot on this list last week, and to be honest, I thought there was a chance they would fall off. Sure, the Saints rebounded from an ugly 26-9 loss against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 to improve to 8-2 on the season. Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 228 yards to go along with three scores.
However, the San Francisco 49ers – who had the second-best Super Bowl odds a week ago – got back on the winning track as well. Despite facing an early 16-0 against the Arizona Cardinals, the 49ers rallied for 36-26 win behind Jimmy Garoppolo, who overcame a pair of early interceptions, to throw for 424 yards and four touchdown passes. As a result, the 49ers are 9-1 and are the proud owners of the best record in the NFC. Despite the Niners taking a back to the Saints in the latest odds race, something tells me that the Niners will be in the running again before long. Especially if they’re able to knock off the Green Bay Packers next week.
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2. Baltimore Ravens (+550) Super Bowl Odds
Cracking the top three this week is none other than the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens were 4-2 after their first six games, but despite their impressive record through the first six weeks, it was still difficult to determine
whether this team was for real or not. To say that they’ve answered that question and then some would be a huge understatement. They defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-16 in Week 7.
As previously mentioned, they beat the Pats 37-20 two weeks ago and they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a 49-13 margin last week. Could the Ravens continue their impressive string of performances against the Houston Texans? You better believe it. In fact, they routed the Texans to the tune of 41-7, led by MVP-candidate, Lamar Jackson, who threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns.
Jackson also recorded 86 rushing yards on just nine attempts. Even more impressive is the fact that the Ravens have outscored their opponents by an average of 39-14 over the last four games. Based on how the Ravens are playing right now, it is tough to see them losing to the Los Angeles Rams next week. And if they can continue to play at this level during the remainder of the season, they are primed to give the Pats a run for their money if these two teams cross paths in the playoffs.
1. New England Patriots (+270) Super Bowl Odds
As a shock to no one, the New England Patriots are still the No. 1 team to beat. The Patriots won their first eight games before being routed by the Baltimore Ravens 37-20 in Week 9. The good news for the Patriots and their fans was that the defending champions had two weeks to prepare for their next opponent – The Philadelphia Eagles. In a rematch of Super Bowl 52, the Pats fell behind 10-0 before rallying for a 17-10 victory, to improve to 9-1 on the season.
One of the most unique takeaways from the Patriots’ recent win is the fact that it was wide receiver, Julian Edelman, threw for the team’s lone touchdown pass of the game. This was the first time in Tom Brady’s Hall of Fame career that another player on his team recorded more touchdowns than he did when he has played the entire game. Despite subpar outings in each of the last two contests, the Pats continue to remain the odds-on favorite to win it all again in Super Bowl 2020, and that will continue to be the trend, barring any unexpected circumstances.