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Super Bowl 56 odds: Cardinals power through adversity while Titans lay an egg

Tennessee looked like the only team immune to bad losses before playing the Texans.

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Ryan Tannehill of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass against the Houston Texans in the third quarter at Nissan Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Good luck figuring out the 2021 NFL season. Every week, a team that looks like a Super Bowl contender decides to falter. Maybe this is what happens in a league where parity is achieved at a much higher rate than other sports. It’s truly anybody’s guess who will end up meeting for the NFL championship at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

This, of course, is a great thing for bettors. You can make a case for or against number of teams, which means oddsmakers are going to have a tough time assigning values. There’s no clear cut favorite, even as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leading the way at +600, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

The Arizona Cardinals faltered last week but are now 2-1 without Kyler Murray heading into the bye week. Arizona was able to stifle a desperate Seattle Seahawks team in Seattle with backups, cementing the Cardinals as a threat in the NFC. Murray and DeAndre Hopkins should be back after the bye week.

Remember when everyone thought the Chiefs were done? Kansas City is now +750 to win the Super Bowl as Patrick Mahomes and company have started to figure things out offensively. The Chiefs are also making enough plays defensively, and shut down a Dallas Cowboys team many believed was ready to break through in the postseason. The Cowboys sit at +800 and might have to play on Thanksgiving without their top two receivers.

The Green Bay Packers (+1000) looked like a safe bet with Aaron Rodgers at the helm before the team’s championship-caliber defense completely folded against the Minnesota Vikings (+4000). Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson tore Green Bay apart, especially on the final drive. And yet that wasn’t the biggest surprise of Week 11.

The Tennessee Titans, coming off wins over the Rams and Saints without Derrick Henry, sat at +1200 heading into Week 11. They lost to the lowly Houston Texans, with Ryan Tannehill throwing four interceptions in the 22-13 defeat. The Titans now sit at +2000 to win it all.

As all this chaos unfolds, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are sitting pretty atop the AFC East at 7-4. The Patriots are +1400 to win the title and look like the most complete team in the league at the moment. They’ll play the Titans next week and the Bills after that, so +1400 might be the best value for potential bettors. The only certainty in the NFL this season is that no team is safe, so be ready for New England to deliver a suspect performance sooner or later.

Here’s a look at full Super Bowl odds heading towards Week 12.

Super Bowl 56 odds, Week 13

Team Week 1 Week 12 Week 13
Team Week 1 Week 12 Week 13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600 +600 +500
Buffalo Bills +1000 +750 +750
Kansas City Chiefs +500 +750 +700
Dallas Cowboys +3500 +800 +1000
Los Angeles Rams +1400 +900 +1200
Green Bay Packers +1300 +1000 +800
Arizona Cardinals +4500 +1000 +800
Baltimore Ravens +1400 +1400 +1400
New England Patriots +3500 +1400 +1000
Tennessee Titans +3000 +2000 +2800
Los Angeles Chargers +3000 +2000 +2800
Cincinnati Bengals +15000 +3500 +2800
Indianapolis Colts +3500 +3500 +5000
Cleveland Browns +1600 +4000 +4000
Minnesota Vikings +5000 +4000 +6000
Philadelphia Eagles +10000 +5000 +10000
San Francisco 49ers +1400 +5000 +4000
New Orleans Saints +3000 +8000 +10000
Las Vegas Raiders +10000 +8000 +10000
Pittsburgh Steelers +4500 +10000 +15000
Denver Broncos +4500 +10000 +9000
Seattle Seahawks +2000 +15000 +20000
Carolina Panthers +9000 +20000 +50000
Washington +5000 +20000 +20000
Miami Dolphins +3500 +25000 +40000
Atlanta Falcons +8000 +50000 +50000
New York Giants +8000 +50000 +50000
Chicago Bears +6500 +50000 +50000
Jacksonville Jaguars +13000 +50000 +100000
New York Jets +15000 +100000 +100000
Detroit Lions +20000 +100000 +100000
Houston Texans +30000 +100000 +100000

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