And then there were two. The National Football League is down to their final two teams. The last remaining game is Super Bowl LV on Sunday, February 7. Check out information on the big game as well as other NFL news that happened in the past week so you can prepare your bets and place them against their Super Bowl odds.
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2021 Super Bowl
- When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
2021 Super Bowl Odds
Tom Brady notches ticket to his tenth Super Bowl, Bucs face Chiefs in Feb. 7 game
Terrific Tom didn’t have a great game in the Buccaneers’ 31-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers. He threw 3 interceptions. Often, after a quarterback throws 3 picks, you can pretty much assume you lost.
Not in the case of Tampa Bay. Even though Tom didn’t bring his A-game to Lambeau Field, a questionable call on fourth down by Packers coach Matt LaFleur, and 5 sacks from the Buc’s defense, helped Tom Brady notch his tenth Super Bowl ticket. No other player in NFL history comes close.
The Buccaneers’ opponent on February 7 are the Super Bowl defending champion Chiefs. Kansas City got awesome play from the new Mr. NFL, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, to easily handle the Buffalo Bills 38-24. Mahomes threw for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Heading into Super Bowl week, Patrick and the Chiefs are -3 ½ favorites. More money has gone to Tampa to cover than KC, though. That’s obvious by the way the odds on the Chiefs, -105, are better than the odds on the Bucs.
Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford is on the trading block
Matthew Stafford asked the Detroit Lions for a trade. The Lions agreed. Now one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL is on the block.
The Lions have already fielded phone calls for the soon-to-be 33-year-old signal-caller. Detroit could demand a first round pick if the team calling is someone like the San Francisco 49ers. Although north of 30, Stafford could help any team close to winning the Super Bowl actually take the trophy.
Rams may part with Goff, Deshaun wants out of Houston
The Los Angeles Rams have yet to commit to Jared Goff. That doesn’t mean they’re going to trade Goff or even that Goff won’t be the starter next season. It does mean Goff should start considering life after Rams Nation.
On the surface, the Los Angeles Rams look like a possible landing spot for unhappy Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson. Deshaun wants out of Houston no matter who the Texans hire as their new head coach. But Los Angeles doesn’t have enough draft picks to entice the Texans.
Watson’s biggest problem with his current organization began before this season when former HC Bill O’Brien traded DeAndre Hopkins. DeAndre is the best wide receiver in the NFL. If Houston wasn’t willing to pony up the dollars to keep Hopkins, what did it say about their willingness to win?
Deshaun has a no trade clause, which means he could nix deals with any team for which he doesn’t want to play. Almost any squad in the NFL without a quarterback named Patrick Mahomes would love to have Watson under center.
The Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers are a couple of teams that could make the trade for Deshaun. We’ll see if the Fins ditch Tua Tagovailoa and go for it. SF has probably already made a phone call.
First ever virtual NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday
NFL fans and most NFL players could care less about the Pro Bowl, which is why for the first time in history, the National Football League will play a NFL Virtual NFL Pro Bowl.
The AFC and NFC will compete on the Madden NFL 21 video game platform. The league will stream the game on the NFL Madden Twitch channel, the NFL’s YouTube channel, through Twitter and Facebook.
Check out odds on MyBookie. Also, don’t be surprised if on Sunday you witness one of the most competitive Pro Bowl’s in history. Virtual players don’t know they’re in an exhibition, which means the virtual Patrick Mahomes and virtual Aaron Rodgers will go all out when they get playing time. So will the virtual Aaron Donald and the virtual JJ Watt. So expect a great game.