A preseason Super Bowl favorite continued to slide, the defending champions continued to show they’re an underlay to repeat, and a 30-year-old backup quarterback stepped it up against a rival team. Check out what happened this past week in the National Football League so you can keep on betting against our NFL odds!
NFL COVID-19 Update – November 24th Edition
2021 Super Bowl LV
- When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
2021 Super Bowl LV Odds
- Kansas City Chiefs +275
- Baltimore Ravens +1800
- San Francisco 49ers +10000
- New England Patriots +10000
- New Orleans Saints +700
- Pittsburgh Steelers +500
- Dallas Cowboys +8000
- A. Chargers +30000
- Green Bay Packers +1200
- Seattle Seahawks +1200
- Philadelphia Eagles +8000
- A. Rams +1800
- Cleveland Browns +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +8000
- A. Raiders +4000
- Indianapolis Colts +1800
- Tennessee Titans +2500
- Houston Texans +20000
- Chicago Bears +1000
- Atlanta Falcons +50000
- Buffalo Bills +2200
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +800
- Denver Broncos +30000
- Carolina Panthers +17500
- New York Giants +10000
- New York Jets +300000
- Detroit Lions +17500
- Arizona Cardinals +2800
- Jacksonville Jaguars +200000
- Cincinnati Bengals +100000
- Miami Dolphins +4000
- Washington Football Team +10000
Taysom Hill leads to the Saints to a win over the Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton said that he struggled with naming Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill the starter for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Drew Brees had broken some ribs and suffered a collapsed lung in the 27-13 Week 10 victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Most, even Payton, believed that Jameis would be the starter after the former Heisman Trophy winner stepped in and played decently to finish off San Francisco. After all, Payton admitted that if he started Hill, he’d have to rework the offensive system, take out specific Taysom plays.
In a move that could go down as brilliant, Sean Payton decided to forego his own initial instincts and hand the reigns of one of the top offenses in the league to the 30-year-old Hill. It turned out to be the right move.
Taysom rushed for 2 touchdowns, threw another, and ran Payton’s offense with no issues. By the end of it, the Saints had beaten their biggest rivals, the Atlanta Falcons, 24-9.
In hindsight, the move made more sense than playing Winston. Hill has always had talent. At BYU, he was a preseason Heisman Trophy contender before suffering not one but two season ending injuries.
Since signing with the Saints, Hill has proven that he can help the team in numerous ways. On Sunday, even though his passes weren’t nearly as accurate as Brees’, he showed that he can throw the ball effectively.
Taysom should only get more comfortable in the offense. When Brees returns, and he will, the Saints will be even more formidable with Hill in the game. Teams can’t expect Taysom to run the QB-option or any other play that leans on his legs now that they know he can throw as well as bound away from defenses like a gazelle.
Chiefs beat Raiders on final minutes’ drive and interception
Although football fans and handicappers have gotten used to looking past the Raiders, this year’s Las Vegas squad is one of the best in the NFL. Heading into the game, the Raiders had won 3 straight and 4-of-5.
Derrick Carr had thrown just two interceptions while the defense had stepped it up. A win against the Chiefs, and Sin City would have cut Kansas City’s lead in the AFC West to two games.
Patrick Mahomes, though, refuses to allow his team to lose. The man has more ice in his veins than Jack Frost. He led the Chiefs down the field for a touchdown when KC required a field goal to tie.
Then, on the subsequent Raiders’ drive, the Chiefs’ defense provided Carr his third interception of the year. Undefeated Pittsburgh could grab homefield, but the Kansas City Chiefs, no doubt, are the team to beat to win the conference.
New Orleans and Kansas City solidify conference favoritism
How big of an AFC favorite are the Kansas City Chiefs? Because Baltimore lost their second straight, the odds on KC fell to a ridiculous +135.
The Steelers at +250 are the only team close to the Chiefs. The road to the AFC Championship figures to go through either Pittsburgh or Kansas City. So the low odds on both of them makes sense.
New Orleans is a +260 choice to win the NFC. The Saints have won seven in a row. Following New Orleans are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +330, the Seattle Seahawks at +450, and the Green Bay Packers at +500.
Have a great rest of your week!