Greetings football fans. Another week of NFL action is now in the books. Heading into last week, the list of teams with the best shot of winning the big game in 2021 included the New Orleans Saints, the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Two of these teams posted wins while the third team had the week off. So, with that being said, here’s a look at the teams that are the odds-on favorites to win it all based on how they performed in Week 10.
Third-Best Super Bowl Odds: New Orleans Saints (+650). Last Week (+700)
Following their 38-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9, the Saints continue to hold down the No. 3 spot on our weekly list. Going into their matchup against the banged-up San Francisco 49ers, the Saints were riding the wave of an impressive five-game winning streak.
That trend continued as the Saints rolled to a 27-13 victory to improve to 7-2 on the season. Unfortunately, there was a downside to their recent victory. Drew Brees missed the second half after being on the wrong end of a crushing hit by 49ers defensive tackle Kentavius Street late in the first half.
As a result, Brees finished just 8 of 13 for 76 yards and one touchdown. It will be interesting to see if the Saints can remain in the title race if Brees’ injury causes him to miss a few games.
Second-Best Super Bowl Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers (+550). Last Week (No Change)
The Steelers continue to hold steady at the No. 2 spot. Following a 24-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9, their matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals could have easily been another trap game.
Fortunately for the Steelers, that was not the case. They jumped out to a 22-7 halftime lead en route to a 36-10 victory – their 11th straight win over their division rival. Big Ben finished the afternoon 27 of 46 for a season-best 336 yards to go along with four touchdowns.
This was the second straight week in which Roethlisberger has eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark. To put this stat into perspective, he had only one such outing through the first seven games of the season. Although the Steelers haven’t gained much ground on the defending champs, that could change if the Chiefs stumble down the stretch.
Super Bowl Odds Favorites: Kansas City Chiefs (+350). Last Week (No Change)
Although the Chiefs had the week off and the Steels improved to a perfect 9-0, the Chiefs are still the favorites in the Super Bowl race. The last time we saw this team, they narrowly escaped with a 33-31 win over the Carolina Panthers.
The next opponent on the Chiefs’ schedule is the Oakland Raiders. This is significant because the Raiders handed Kansas City its only loss back in Week 5. Should the Raiders manage to sweep the season series, the Steelers will more than likely emerge as the new favorites to win the big game in 2021.