Since this years Super Bowl was a total shit show, people are already looking forward to next years. Vegas’ latest odds have a lot of familiar faces as the front runners to win next year’s Super Bowl, and shouldn’t come as a surprise to any.
Heres the breakdown of the latest Super Bowl favorites:
New England (8-1): This should come as no surprise. The Patriots were the best team in the league the first 10 weeks. After that, the entire team was decimated by injuries and the Patriots had to scramble to win games. With nearly half of their starting roster on the injured reserve by the end of the season, its amazing the Patriots even made it as far as they did. With a healthy Dion Lewis, LeGarrette Blount, Julian Edleman, and offensive line, the Patriots are going to be deadly. Tom Brady is playing some of his best football and the Patriots are looking to make a lot of offseason moves including rumors about Matt Forte and Calvin Johnson. If the Patriots can give Brady a good pocket and resign some of their key defensive players, the rest of the league should watch out. A healthy Patriots team is as a high caliber team as we’ll see. If the Patriots can stay healthy, they are the clear favorite to win next year’s Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh (8-1): Another team that had the potential but was stricken with injuries. Pittsburgh’s offense this year had the potential to be one of the best offenses the league has seen. Big Ben cemented himself as an elite quarterback this season but struggled to stay healthy. However, his team was still able to win games because of how deep their roster is. The Steelers have arguably the best receiver core in the league with Antonio Brown, Martinis Bryant, and Markus Wheaton. Each receiver has the potential to be a no. 1 receiver on any roster. Not to mention the best backfield in the game right now. Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams are both beasts and honestly, it doesn’t matter which one is playing. Both backs are so versatile that no matter whose playing or what scheme you’re running, they’re going to do damage. If Pittsburgh can fill some holes in their defense, their offense will take care of the rest.
Seattle (8-1): a Little bit of a sleeper pick here. Seattle always seems to be in the hunt, but after last season it may surprise a few to find that they are tied with the Patriots and Steelers for the best chance to win it all next year. Russell Wilson always seems to start off the season relatively average, then turn it on when it matters most. When you need Russell to make big plays he makes them, when you don’t, you may not hear about him. But, Russell Wilson is making his case for one of the better quarterbacks in the league. He’s coming off a very good season and Seattle isn’t really losing anybody. Yeah, Beast Mode announced his retirement, but at this point, Thomas Rawls is just the better back. Seattle doesn’t really have that one player that gets a lot of attention. They’re a team that is surrounded by a lot of very good players that don’t always get the attention they deserve. Seattle’s defense was overshadowed by Denver’s, but their defense is still as good as ever and their offense efficiency has steadily been increasing every year. Seattle is bound to win another title sooner or later under Wilson, its just a matter of when.