At Week 14, we’re deep into the regular season and we know which NFL teams have a good chance of making it to the Super Bowl. But there are plenty of games left and you can still get tickets to see them live and in person. So maybe you’re not in the market for pricey Super Bowl tickets. What if your favorite team is heading that way or you just really want to watch a contender play? (Then, ya know, you can say you saw that team in action when they finally make it to the big game!) Here are your best bets (right now) for checking out a top Super Bowl contender.
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The New Orleans Saints
Yeah, we know they just lost to the Cowboys last week, but the Saints are still legit Super Bowl favorites. And Vegas thinks they have some of the best odds of winning that Lombardi Trophy this season too. Their offense is the best in the league and that loss against Dallas might’ve just been a one-off that shows them what they need to work on and correct. Drew Brees is at the top of his game, and they’re still the only team to beat that other top Super Bowl favorite, the Rams. The Saints are locked in as leaders of the NFC South, plus they’re in the driver’s seat heading into the playoffs… which is big time for them because they look unstoppable at home in New Orleans. Right now, they’ve got to play NFC South comrades – the Carolina Panthers – twice, but that’s not looking too intimidating anymore. The Saints on the path to securing a first-round bye and home-field advantage in at least one playoff game. Maybe more.
The Los Angeles Rams
The 11-win Rams have been Super Bowl favorites since Week 3… until recently. Lately, they keep trading places with New Orleans. But even with the oddsmakers really digging the Saints’ chances, the Rams are still right on up there (and still on top in some people’s book). They’ve got the best defensive player in the NFL in Aaron Donald and the top running back in Todd Gurley, The Rams already clinched the NFC West with that ugly game against the Detroit Lions, and they are still putting up huge numbers on offense. The thing is, if the Rams can win out, they’ll snag home-field advantage and make the Saints come to Los Angeles for a possible NFC Championship game. Which would be interesting… But we’ll see for sure when they get a test this weekend against the Chicago Bears, the only team left on their schedule that might pose a challenge.
The New England Patriots
Despite a relatively rough season for the 9-3 Patriots, it’s December, so they’re kicking it into high gear and making a run for the big game. Why? Because they’re still the Patriots and they’ve still got Tom Brady. With a constantly improving defense, they’ll be on any oddsmaker’s list of Super Bowl contenders. (And let’s be real, it seems they’ve always got a chance.) After falling to the Titans a couple weeks ago, their win over the Vikings last weekend was crucial. Now it’s important that they continue winning on the road against Miami, a place they’ve had difficulty playing in the past. Last year in December, they lost this same game. (Maybe it’s the humidity?) Per usual, the Patriots have hit their post-Thanksgiving stride and they’ve got three winnable games left in the AFC East. But if they want to clinch the division, a first-round bye, and home-field advantage, especially with a game against the Steelers coming up, they need to figure it out. If they can win ‘em all and the Chiefs lose a game, the playoffs will go through Foxborough… again.
The (Post-Kareem Hunt) Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have been a hot team this season and Patrick Mahomes is the man, but they’ve just released star running back Kareem Hunt for a series of violent altercations off the field (and lying to the team about it). Will that impact the Chiefs’ ability to make it to the Super Bowl? Apparently, Vegas and other sports experts think they should be fine. Patrick Mahomes can find a way to score on anybody, especially when he can connect to star wide receiver Travis Kelce and the fastest man in football, Tyreek Hill (who previously had domestic violence issues of his own). The team is both dynamic and explosive, even if they do have some work to do on defense. Their epic shootout against the Rams was impressive and that loss doesn’t really hurt our opinion of them as Super Bowl contenders. But shouldn’t they have really dominated the Raiders – one of the worst teams in the NFL – by more than 7 points last week? Time will tell if Hunt’s absence is going to affect this team in a deeper way.
And Maybe… The Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys
There’s still a chance that we’ve got this all wrong. There are several games left. Although the teams above are the top four Super Bowl contenders and big favorites right now, it’s possible that the Steelers, Cowboys, or Texans could sneak in there. Just check out what Vegas thinks below.
Odds via Oddsshark on November 30th
|New Orleans Saints||+300|
|Los Angeles Rams||+320|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+600|
|New England Patriots||+600|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1400|