After last season’s Super Bowl, coming off a 4-11-1 season, Joe Burrow and company were given +6600 odds to hoist the Lombardi at the end of the 2021 season. Those odds continued to skyrocket as the offseason progressed, jumping up to +10000 and even getting to +15000 at one point in the offseason. Just two weeks into the season, sitting at 1-1 with both games coming against unimpressive opponents, the Vikings and Bears, the odds jumped even more to +20000. There were several points between here and the previous Super Bowl where Cincy’s odds at the ultimate prize were longer than those of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But then they started to rattle off a few wins, Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase found a rhythm and the odds shrank smaller and smaller. They went up here and there during a streak where they lost four of six in the middle of the season. But since then, they were 6-1 and odds were getting slimmer each week.
When the playoffs began, the Bengals were firmly in the middle of the pack in Super Bowl odds. But they were never going to beat out Kansas City on the odds board unless they took them down on the field. That’s exactly what they did to reach the Super Bowl, where their odds sit at just +160.
They’ve thrived as the underdog all season, so it would be stupid to count them out now.
Jan 24, 2021: +6600
Feb 12: +10000
Jun 21: +15000
Sep 20: +20000
Oct 24: +3500
Nov 7: +6500
Nov 29: +2800
Dec 12: +5000
Jan 4, 2022: +2000
Jan 22: +800
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