The Chiefs beat the 49ers in additional time to win Tremendous Bowl LVIII.
Is it too early to begin looking forward to Tremendous Bowl LVIX held in New Orleans? By no means. The San Francisco 49ers are Tremendous Bowl favorites at +500 on BetMGM, regardless of shedding to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (+700 to repeat) in Tremendous Bowl 58. The Baltimore Ravens (+850), Buffalo Payments (+1200) and Detroit Lions (+1200) have the next-best odds.
In fact, the Chiefs are nonetheless one of many favorites to win the AFC. It’s assumed that basic supervisor Brett Veach will do every thing in his energy to search out assist for Patrick Mahomes after the offense’s struggles for many of the common season.
Together with the Chiefs, the Ravens, Payments and Bengals are the favorites from the AFC. The Jets have worse odds now (+3000) than they did at the moment final season (+2500), and that was even earlier than that they had acquired Aaron Rodgers from Inexperienced Bay, although rumors have been already swirling that Rodgers wished out of Wisconsin and into the Large Apple.
Of the groups with new head coaches, the Los Angeles Chargers (+2500) have the very best odds with new coach Jim Harbaugh. Los Angeles is $45 million over the wage cap for subsequent season, based on OverTheCap.com.
When you’re in search of groups that may make a splash in free company, the Commanders, Titans, Patriots, Bengals and Colts have probably the most wage cap room proper now.
Detroit (+1200) has accomplished its 180 flip from lovable losers to now a favourite within the NFC. Dallas and Philadelphia are nonetheless close to the highest of their respective conferences, however there can be modifications for each groups this offseason. Dallas misplaced defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to Washington and Philadelphia employed Kellen Moore to be its new offensive coordinator and Vic Fangio to steer its protection.
The Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots all have the worst odds of successful the Tremendous Bowl. All three groups could have new coaches subsequent yr.
Placing bets on favorites this far out most likely isn’t betting technique, although. Contemplate that the Chiefs had worse odds getting into this yr’s playoffs (+1000) than they did after final yr’s Tremendous Bowl win (+600).
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To assist perceive the place these groups is likely to be going this offseason, particularly round expectations, we checked in with our beat writers to gauge how they view the groups going into the offseason.
Detroit Lions +1200
The Lions have the fifth-best Tremendous Bowl odds in 2024, and that feels nearly proper. Of their first postseason run collectively, with the fifth-youngest roster within the NFL, the Lions reached the NFC Championship recreation and held a 24-7 lead. Had they made the required performs to win the sport, it could’ve been them in Las Vegas hoping to hoist the Lombardi. As a substitute, they’ll use a disappointing loss as motivation and work to get there subsequent season. Detroit’s finest expertise — Penei Sewell, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Aidan Hutchinson, Sam LaPorta, Jahmyr Gibbs, and so on. — ought to solely get higher with age. QB Jared Goff has now taken two groups to NFC Championship video games and is coming off one other sturdy season. Offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is again for one more yr, turning down head teaching alternatives but once more. And the Lions will look to enhance a secondary that wants an inflow of expertise. Detroit’s schedule and division look harder on paper, however contemplating all of the Lions have going for them, they’re well-positioned for one more deep postseason run. —Colton Pouncy, Lions author
New York Jets +3000
The Jets, as a lot as any group on this listing, have the flexibility to swing wildly in both route. That’s the Aaron Rodgers issue. The Jets have quite a lot of holes to fill on offense (offensive line, extensive receiver) and issues to beat (offensive coordinator) however in the end how far the Jets go (or not) relies upon largely on what model of Rodgers they get. He’ll flip 41 this season and is coming off Achilles surgical procedure, so it’s truthful to be skeptical that the Jets will make noise — however they nonetheless have top-of-the-line NFL defenses, which is able to principally stay intact, and produce again two stars on offense in Garrett Wilson and Breece Corridor. —Zack Rosenblatt, Jets author
Inexperienced Bay Packers +2500
I’m shocked the Packers’ odds are that lengthy, contemplating how they completed the 2023 season. After beginning 3-6, they made the playoffs, dismantled the Cowboys within the wild-card spherical, and gave the 49ers a struggle within the Divisional Spherical. In his first season because the full-time beginning quarterback, Jordan Love confirmed why he might be the man for Inexperienced Bay for the subsequent decade-plus, and most of his supporting forged, on an offense that flourished within the second half of the season, will return in 2024. The large questions are within the different two phases. Can the Packers straighten out their kicking recreation (pun supposed), and may new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley maximize the expertise on his facet of the ball in a means Joe Barry couldn’t? If Inexperienced Bay can do each, there’s no purpose the Packers can’t be in competition to deliver the Lombardi Trophy again house. —Matt Schneidman, Packers author
To take the Dolphins as critical Tremendous Bowl contenders, they must beat groups on the identical stage as them or higher on a semi-consistent foundation. That didn’t occur in 2023, with just one win in opposition to a group that completed with a successful file — Dallas Cowboys in Week 16. The 2024 schedule can be harder, too, enjoying the AFC South, NFC West and the Packers exterior of Miami’s AFC East opponents.
Tua Tagovailoa, as of now, will enter the ultimate yr of his rookie contract in 2024. Will Miami maintain its quarterback earlier than Week 1? Plus, it’s important to marvel if the protection can come collectively after quite a few accidents, particularly at edge rusher, which took a toll late within the 2023 marketing campaign. Then it’s important to marvel if the Dolphins are the very best and even second-best group within the AFC East with the Payments because the reigning champs and Aaron Rodgers set to take greater than a handful of snaps at QB like final yr’s injury-plagued season. —Larry Holder, NFL senior author
You recognize the Texans can be one of many sexiest bets heading into the 2024 season — two of the highest younger gamers at premium positions with quarterback C.J. Stroud and edge rusher Will Anderson. Throw in budding star coach DeMeco Ryans and an enhancing roster, and Houston has all of the makings of the group able to take the subsequent step.
Now, the Texans gained’t be dealing with a bottom-barrel schedule this season after successful the AFC South. In order that they’ll get the Chiefs, Ravens and Payments, together with the AFC East and NFC North becoming a member of their AFC South slate — throw a wholesome NFL Draft compadre, Anthony Richardson, again for the Colts. However the Texans appeared to face tall in opposition to all comers throughout the 2023 common season earlier than falling flat in opposition to the Ravens within the AFC divisional spherical. I anticipate the Texans to enhance in 2024 and for Stroud solely to get higher after one of many strongest rookie QB campaigns in latest reminiscence. If that occurs, you by no means know … —Holder
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