Super Bowl 50 Odds Dark Horses
The final 12 teams for the playoffs have been set, as have their odds to win Super Bowl 50. There are the obvious favorites, but it’s not every year that the schedule goes according to plan. A dark horse team can very easily get on a roll that takes them all the way to the championship, and there are a few teams that fit that particular bill this season. Let’s take a look at that group, as well as the odds that you can get them at right now on MyBookie.ag.
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Pittsburgh Steelers (+600)
Coming into this season there were some questions about the defensive unit on this team. A lot of youngers guys mixed in with a couple of players coming to the end of their career. While they have been exposed at times, they have done better than expected. They are not always called on to excel, though, as it’s the offense that makes this team so very scary. Ben Roethlisberger has appeared in 3 Super Bowl games, winning two of them, and he has the best group of receivers in the league. If that offense gets rolling, they may be impossible to stop.
Kansas City Chiefs (+1700)
There are not a lot of people talking about the Chiefs as a legitimate Super Bowl pick, mostly because the belief is that Alex Smith is not the QB to take any team to the promised land. Smith has been quietly effective this season, though, and the defense has raised their game to a ridiculously high level. This is a team that sticks around all game long, and takes their chances when they get them. They also have momentum on their side, as they are coming in on a 10-game winning streak.
Seattle Seahawks (+450)
While they are certainly not the longest shot on the board, you still have to consider any Wild Card team as a dark horse, if only because they have to play one more game than the favorites. The Seahawks were not at their best to begin the season, but they ended it by winning 5 of their last 6 games, with the Legion of boom once again doing its thing. The Seahawks have made it to the Super Bowl in the last 2 seasons, and there is no reason why they can’t make it 3 in a row.
Green Bay Packers (+1700)
The Packers have not looked as potent on offense without Jordy Nelson in the line-up this season, and they somewhat backed into the playoffs with 2 straight losses to end the season. This is still a very talented group of guys that are not that far removed from a Super Bowl win, and they still have an NFL MVP in Aaron Rodgers pulling the strings at the QB positon. Write this team off at your own peril.