The NFL season is up and underway and the race to Super Bowl 57 has begun. For every side in the league, the chance to be competing at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12, 2023.
While the LA Rams won last season’s Super Bowl in their own stadium, the NFL futures odds does not see the Arizona Cardinals lifting the trophy this season in their home stadium.
This will be the third time the Super Bowl will be played in Arizona, with the other two times being in 2019 and 2008.
In her first performance in five years, Rhianna has been confirmed to be the star of the half time show. She has previously turned down the chance to perform the half time show on two occasions in support of Colin Kaepernick who was blacklisted from the NFL for leading the taking of the knee protests.
This season has seen favorites performing well, while a number of sides are off to strong starts hoping to provide an upset at the end of the season.
With Josh Allen at quarterback, the favorite in the MVP race, throwing to Steffon Diggs and having a solid defensive line on the other side of the ball, no wonder they are favorites.
The Bills top the AFC East despite suffering a setback to conference rivals Miami Dolphins, they won five of their first six games before their bye week.
After coming close last season, the Bills have a strong roster which keeps on getting better. They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in a thrilling 42-36 divisional round tie in overtime and have made the playoffs in four of the last five years.
Six games into the season and they are the only side in the NFL who have conceded less than 100 points (81) although some teams have played one more game. They score well and will likely be rivalling the best for points scored by the end of the year. It all comes down to how they handle the big games in the playoffs.
Allen’s side are odds on favorites right now at +270.
Kansas City Chiefs
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Like Josh Allen at Buffalo, Patrick Mahomes is reason for Kansas City Chiefs being so powerful on offense. He was rewarded with a record-breaking contract in 2020 worth around $450 million as the Chiefs saw how important he will be in his career.
While the score plenty, they also concede plenty of points. Their defense is not the same as Buffalo’s which leaves them behind in the odds, though the fire power they have with Mahomes under center make them difficult to not back.
The Chiefs odds are currently +750.
Having last won the Super Bowl in 2018 over the New England Patriots, Philadelphia are looking to find their way back to the Super Bowl once again, this time with Jalen Hurts as starting quarterback.
They are a difficult side to defend against as they have so much pace on the ground as well as a wealth of options in the passing game. Hurts movement as a quarterback make it difficult to know if he will pass or run himself, while the Eagles defense are also playing at a very high level.
Philadelphia went into their week seven bye as the only team in the NFL with a perfect season. They also have managed more points (161) than the three other sides in their conference despite playing one gam less (Giants second best with 150).
This good form has pushed them up to +500 in the odds.
New York Giants
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Hot on the heels of the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants finished rock bottom of the NFC East last season with just four wins and 13 defeats. It took them just five games to match last season’s wins total and have scalps over some big sides already, such as the Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers.
What has been perplexing about the Giants is the lack of production at wide receiver. Sterling Shepard is out for the season while no receiver on their roster has over 200 yards total after seven games.
Brian Daboll is the first head coach in Giants history to go 6-1 or better since 1929 and it’s the first time this team has earned this stat since 2008.
Shaquan Barkley is back and looking fit at running back while Daniel Jones is rewarding the team’s faith in him at quarterback.
Their odds can be found at time of writing at around +4000
New York Jets
The other side of New York, the Jets are off to their best starts and it’s the first time they have won four straight games since 2015.
Breece Hall had been incredible at running back before being placed on Injured Reserve, but the Jets have acted fast and traded for James Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Their defense is looking strong once again, but this year they are making plays on offense which is giving them some attention as an outside bet.
The Jets are +6000 at time of writing.