Oh, how quickly things can change. With the NFL postseason in full swing right now, only four teams remain in the hunt to take home the Lombardi Trophy. In a wild turn of events, both the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated last weekend. With this, the Vegas sportsbooks are now getting big money on the Chiefs for the Super Bowl. Will Kansas City get the job done?
Kansas City holds the top odds to win the 2022 Super Bowl
Things indeed have changed and Kansas City holds the top odds to win the 2022 Super Bowl. In case you missed it, the Chiefs moved on to the AFC Championship Game after a thrilling win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round. Buffalo scored to take the lead with 13 seconds left in the game, and everyone thought the game was over. Instead, the Chiefs were able to force overtime.
In that overtime session, Patrick Mahomes led the team down the field on the opening possession of overtime in dominant fashion. The Chiefs then walked off the field thanks to Travis Kelce’s game-winner. With Buffalo now eliminated, the Chiefs are not only the major favorites to win the AFC title game, but the expectation is they’ll win the Super Bowl too. You know Andy Reid is fired up right now.
“When it’s grim, be the grim reaper. Go get it,” Reid told Mahomes on Sunday with the game on the line going up against the Buffalo Bills. “He made everybody around him better, which he’s great at. He just does it effortlessly. When it gets tough he’s going to be there battling. The players appreciate that.”
Per the best rated online sportsbooks over in Vegas, the Chiefs hold +125 NFL Las Vegas odds to win the Super Bowl. Behind them are the Rams, 49ers and the Bengals. From our chair, we surely think Kansas City will be able to get the job done against the Bengals at home this weekend in the AFC title game. Then, they’ll take on either the Rams or 49ers in the Super Bowl, and they should win that one too.
Packers dropping the ball cost bettors an unreal amount of money
It goes without saying, but the Packers dropping the ball cost bettors an unreal amount of money this month. Green Bay had the best NFL Super Bowl odds, and local reports from earlier in the month stated that millions of dollars were going on the Packers to win it all. This team was built to capture the Lombardi Trophy, as they went 13-4 in the regular season and grabbed the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Then, everything fell apart for the Packers last weekend in their showdown with the San Francisco 49ers. Despite hosting the 49ers for their showdown in the Divisional Round at Lambeau Field, the Packers choked and suffered a 13-10 loss. No one saw that result coming, as the Packers were heavy, heavy favorites. In that loss, though, the offense looked rough.
The Packers scored on their opening drive, but then after that Aaron Rodgers and Co. could find the end zone again in the loss. This was a massive disappointment, as the expectation was that Rodgers, Davante Adams and Allen Lazard would put on a show. While Adams had a strong game, the fact that the Packers only scored three more points after the opening drive was a letdown.
On top of that, the special teams for the Packers once again let them down, and fans are calling for the team’s special teams coordinator to be fired as soon as possible. The blocked punt returned for a touchdown opened the door for the 49ers to tie things up late in the fourth quarter, and then win it as time expired thanks to a Robbie Gould field goal. Now for the Packers, their season is over and fans lost a whole lot of money on that result.
Vegas bets are coming in on Tom Brady potentially retiring
In another trend for the Sin City sportsbooks over the past few days, more and more Vegas bets are coming in on Tom Brady potentially retiring. We’ve seen a climb in these bets because the Bucs, similar to the Packers, also dropped the ball and suffered an upset loss to the LA Rams over the weekend. Tampa Bay was also a favorite for that showdown.
For Brady, he had said that he’s going to take a long time this offseason to think about his future. At the same time, he’s also made it more than clear that he wants to spend more time with his wife and kids. Will this end up leading to him hanging up his cleats before the start of the 2022 season? Things are trending in that direction and people betting on that happening sure tells us that folks believe it will end up happening.
If Brady does end up retiring, he’ll go down as one of the best NFL players we’ve ever seen. He has seven Super Bowl rings to his name, with six coming with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We’ll find out soon enough what he decides.