Best NFL Odds to End Super Bowl Drought This Season
If you’re ready for some online sportsbook analysis, then you’re in for a treat! Right now, you’re going to get some expert insight into the teams with the best NFL odds of ending their respective Super Bowl droughts. Let’s get started with a bit of Super Bowl history.
Teams with Best NFL Odds to End Super Bowl Drought This Season
With a whopping six titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers (6–2) have won the most Super Bowls of any NFL franchise. San Francisco an Dallas have both won five Super Bowls. The 49ers and Cowboys are joined by New England and Denver with a record eight Super Bowl appearances. Four current NFL teams (Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville and Houston) have never appeared in a Super Bowl, including franchises that have either relocated or changed their names, although the Browns (1964) and Lions (1957) have both won NFL championship games prior to the creation of the Super Bowl.
Carolina Panthers +950
The Carolina Panthers have appeared in two Super Bowls in franchise history, including last season when they lost to Denver 24-10. Carolina also appeared in Super Bowl 38 against New England in 2004 where they lost a heartbreaker against the Patriots 32-29.
Now, Carolina is poised to make consecutive Super Bowl appearances after going 15-1 during the regular season a year ago. The Panthers are brimming with talent, starting with 2015 league MVP Cam Newton and they are my No.1 pick to end their Super Bowl drought in 2016.
Arizona Cardinals +1100
The Arizona Cardinals are another strong candidate to bring their Super Bowl drought to an abrupt halt in 2016. The Cards were on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 27-23 loss to Pittsburgh in Super Bowl 43 but are coming off a stellar 13-3 record in 2015 and still have the vast majority o their key performers back this coming season.
Cincinnati Bengals +1600
Sure, the Cincinnati Bengals lost both of their Super Bowl appearances against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowls 16 and 23, but that as no bearing for me on today’s current Bengals. Not only did Cincinnati go 12-4 this past season, but they’ve appeared in the postseason in five straight seasons. I thought the Bengals had a great chance to reach Super Bowl 50 last season – until starting quarterback Andy Dalton got injured late in he regular season. Now, heading into 2016, I think it very well could happen for the Bengals.
Kansas City Chiefs +2500
The Chiefs haven’t reached the Super Bowl since winning it all way back in 1970, but I think they’ve got a decent shot of getting there in 2016. Kansas City is coming off a fine 11-5 season in 2015 and has an excellent defense, a sage head coach in Andy Reid and a steady quarterback in veteran Alex Smith. Don’t laugh people…the Chiefs could surprise in 2016!
Minnesota Vikings +2500
Sure, the Vikings haven’t appeared in a Super Bowl since losing Super Bowl 11 way back in 1977, but today, the Vikings are a young team on the rise under no-nonsense head coach Mike Zimmer. After going 11-5 last season and winning the NFC North division crown, Minnesota is looking to take the next step in its Super Bowl quest in 2016. The Vikes will however, have to get past a gauntlet of other legitimate NFC Super Bowl contenders.
Dallas Cowboys +2100
The Cowboys haven’t appeared in a Super Bowl since winning Super Bowl 30 in 1996, but they could be poised for a surprise campaign in 2016 if quarterback Tony Romo can stay healthy and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott shines!
Longest Playoff Drought Teams – Number of Years – Odds
Buffalo Bills – 13 years +4500
As long as Rex Ryan is the head coach in Buffalo, I say it’s not going to happen!
Oakland Raiders – 13 years +6000
The Raiders finally have a solid rebuilding game plan, but Derek Carr and company are still a couple of years away!
Cleveland Browns – 13 years +21000
The Browns made a great hire in new head coach Hue Jackson, but they’re at least three or four years away from anything significant – if they find the right quarterback (again).
Los Angeles Rams – 11 years +5000
I like No. 1 overall draft pick, quarterback Jared Goff, but the Rams are a least a couple of years – and a new head coach – away from challenging for anything significant.