NFC title game update: The Bucs won the NFC Championship Game, so now we wait to see if they’ll face the Bills or Chiefs. Prior to the start of the playoffs, odds for the Chiefs beating the Bucs was +1400 and Bucs over Chiefs was +2000. The odds for the Bills beating the Bucs was at +3500 and Bucs over Bills was +4000.
With all 256 NFL regular season games in the book and the playoffs now upon us, it is a perfect time to look ahead at potential Super Bowl 55 matchups.
Unlike previous postseasons, we now have 14 teams all vying for the chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. If you are teams such as the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, you do not have to play on Super Wild Card Weekend thanks to winning the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences.
However, just because those teams have the top seeds and a bye week, it does not mean they will ultimately win the entire thing. There are other teams such as the Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and more, who will all try to make a run for the Super Bowl.
That being said, who do you want to see play in the Super Bowl? To answer this question and more, here are some matchups we would bet on, love to see, and ultimately pass on. As always all odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Super Bowl 55 Sleeper Outcomes To Bet On
This outcome between these two teams has the second-best odds. The Chiefs would likely be the favorite as they are defending Super Bowl champion and coming off an impressive 14-2 regular season.
However, if there is a team that could compete with Kansas City’s offensive firepower led by Patrick Mahomes, it would be the Packers. The duo of Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams is just as dangerous as Mahomes and Tyreek Hill or Mahomes and Travis Kelce. Not to mention, the Packers have a dynamic running game with Aaron Jones and a solid defense loaded with playmakers.
This matchup is not highest on the list of potential Super Bowl outcomes, but it could be a fun game to bet on. Aaron Rodgers versus a surging Bills team that would have likely defeated the Chiefs to make it to the Super Bowl could go either way. The Bills have the firepower to compete with the Packers and the defense to cover Adams, Jones, and Robert Tonyan.
Similarly, if you think the Bills will beat the Packers next month, the odds would also be +2000.
Best Possible Super Bowl 55 Matchups To Watch
Could you imagine Russell Wilson facing off against Patrick Mahomes for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa? That would be fun as both quarterbacks are some of the best in the NFL and are never out of a game.
Also, let’s not forget, we would also have D.K. Metcalf and Tyreek Hill trying to prove who is the best wide receiver in the league. This game could easily be an instant classic that would go down to the final two minute drive in the fourth quarter. In terms of betting, if you picked the Seahawks to win the odds would be +2500. Meanwhile, if you picked the Chiefs, the odds would be +1600.
This is an off the radar matchup selection, but Tom Brady going to back to Super Bowl to face off against an old AFC East rival in the Buffalo Bills would be a good matchup. The Bucs boast one of the best wide receiver units and have a physical, hard-hitting front seven on defense.
Meanwhile, the Bills haven’t been back to the Super Bowl since the 90s, which would make Bills mafia ecstatic. Now just imagine if they defeated Brady to actually win it? That would be a perfect way to end a surreal 2020 season. The odds for the Bills to win is +3500, while the Bucs’ odds are +4000.
Worst Possible Super Bowl Matchups To Watch
This matchup would have a feel good storyline as Alex Smith would be going against his old team in the Kansas City Chiefs. However, this game would be an absolute blowout as the Chiefs wide receivers would be too much for the Football Team’s secondary. Then on the other side of the field, the Chiefs’ defense would be able to apply pressure and possibly shutout a lackluster Washington offense. If you decided to lay down a bet on WFT to win, the odds would be +17500.
Finally, this matchup gives off vibes of a low-scoring Super Bowl that we saw a couple of years ago between the Patriots and Rams. The Colts should be able to win this game, but you never know if good or bad Philip Rivers would show up. Additionally, there isn’t a ton of headlining stars in this game to market around either. The odds for Colts to win would be +100000 and the odds for WFT would be +150000.
Odds for each possible Super Bowl 55 result
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