The Chiefs beat the 49ers in extra time to win Super Bowl LVIII. 

Is it too early to begin waiting for Super Bowl LVIX held in New Orleans? By no means. The San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl favorites at +500 on BetMGM, regardless of dropping to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (+700 to repeat) in Super Bowl 58. The Baltimore Ravens (+850), Buffalo Bills (+1200) and Detroit Lions (+1200) have the next-best odds.

In fact, the Chiefs are nonetheless one of many favorites to win the AFC. It’s assumed that basic supervisor Brett Veach will do every part in his energy to seek out assist for Patrick Mahomes after the offense’s struggles for a lot of the common season.

Together with the Chiefs, the Ravens, Bills and Bengals are the favorites from the AFC. The Jets have worse odds now (+3000) than they did right now final season (+2500), and that was even earlier than they’d acquired Aaron Rodgers from Inexperienced Bay, although rumors have been already swirling that Rodgers needed out of Wisconsin and into the Huge Apple.

Of the teams with new head coaches, the Los Angeles Chargers (+2500) have the perfect odds with new coach Jim Harbaugh. Los Angeles is $45 million over the wage cap for subsequent season, in line with

If you happen to’re searching for teams that may make a splash in free company, the Commanders, Titans, Patriots, Bengals and Colts have essentially the most wage cap room proper now.

Detroit (+1200) has accomplished its 180 flip from lovable losers to now a favourite within the NFC. Dallas and Philadelphia are nonetheless close to the top of their respective conferences, however there can be adjustments for each teams this offseason. Dallas misplaced defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to Washington and Philadelphia employed Kellen Moore to be its new offensive coordinator and Vic Fangio to steer its protection.

The Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots all have the worst odds of profitable the Super Bowl. All three teams can have new coaches subsequent yr.

Placing bets on favorites this far out in all probability isn’t a very good betting technique, although. Take into account that the Chiefs had worse odds getting into this yr’s playoffs (+1000) than they did after final yr’s Super Bowl win (+600).

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To assist perceive the place these teams is perhaps going this offseason, particularly round expectations, we checked in with our beat writers to gauge how they view the teams going into the offseason.


Super Bowl 2025 odds: Texans, Eagles and Falcons have largest swings from final preseason

Detroit Lions +1200

The Lions have the fifth-best Super Bowl odds in 2024, and that feels nearly proper. Of their first postseason run collectively, with the fifth-youngest roster within the NFL, the Lions reached the NFC Championship sport and held a 24-7 lead. Had they made the required performs to win the sport, it might’ve been them in Las Vegas hoping to hoist the Lombardi. As an alternative, they’ll use a disappointing loss as motivation and work to get there subsequent season. Detroit’s greatest expertise — Penei Sewell, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Aidan Hutchinson, Sam LaPorta, Jahmyr Gibbs, and many others. — ought to solely get higher with age. QB Jared Goff has now taken two teams to NFC Championship video games and is coming off one other sturdy season. Offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is again for one more yr, turning down head teaching alternatives but once more. And the Lions will look to enhance a secondary that wants an inflow of expertise. Detroit’s schedule and division look more durable on paper, however contemplating all of the Lions have going for them, they’re well-positioned for one more deep postseason run.  —Colton Pouncy, Lions author

New York Jets +3000

The Jets, as a lot as any group on this checklist, have the power to swing wildly in both course. That’s the Aaron Rodgers issue. The Jets have plenty of holes to fill on offense (offensive line, vast receiver) and issues to beat (offensive coordinator) however in the end how far the Jets go (or not) relies upon largely on what model of Rodgers they get. He’ll flip 41 this season and is coming off Achilles surgical procedure, so it’s honest to be skeptical that the Jets will make noise — however they nonetheless have top-of-the-line NFL defenses, which is able to largely stay intact, and convey again two stars on offense in Garrett Wilson and Breece Corridor. —Zack Rosenblatt, Jets author

Inexperienced Bay Packers +2500

I’m stunned the Packers’ odds are that lengthy, contemplating how they completed the 2023 season. After beginning 3-6, they made the playoffs, dismantled the Cowboys within the wild-card spherical, and gave the 49ers a combat within the Divisional Spherical. In his first season because the full-time beginning quarterback, Jordan Love confirmed why he could be the man for Inexperienced Bay for the following decade-plus, and most of his supporting forged, on an offense that flourished within the second half of the season, will return in 2024. The large questions are within the different two phases. Can the Packers straighten out their kicking sport (pun supposed), and can new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley maximize the expertise on his aspect of the ball in a approach Joe Barry couldn’t? If Inexperienced Bay can do each, there’s no purpose the Packers can’t be in competition to convey the Lombardi Trophy again dwelling. —Matt Schneidman, Packers author

To take the Dolphins as critical Super Bowl contenders, they should beat teams on the identical degree as them or higher on a semi-consistent foundation. That didn’t occur in 2023, with just one win towards a group that completed with a profitable report — Dallas Cowboys in Week 16. The 2024 schedule can be more durable, too, taking part in the AFC South, NFC West and the Packers outdoors of Miami’s AFC East opponents.

Tua Tagovailoa, as of now, will enter the ultimate yr of his rookie contract in 2024. Will Miami deal with its quarterback earlier than Week 1? Plus, it’s a must to marvel if the protection can come collectively after quite a few accidents, particularly at edge rusher, which took a toll late within the 2023 marketing campaign. Then it’s a must to marvel if the Dolphins are the perfect and even second-best group within the AFC East with the Bills because the reigning champs and Aaron Rodgers set to take greater than a handful of snaps at QB like final yr’s injury-plagued season. —Larry Holder, NFL senior author

You understand the Texans can be one of many sexiest bets heading into the 2024 season — two of the top younger gamers at premium positions with quarterback C.J. Stroud and edge rusher Will Anderson. Throw in budding star coach DeMeco Ryans and an enhancing roster, and Houston has all of the makings of the group able to take the following step.

Now, the Texans gained’t be going through a bottom-barrel schedule this season after profitable the AFC South. So that they’ll get the Chiefs, Ravens and Bills, together with the AFC East and NFC North becoming a member of their AFC South slate — throw a wholesome NFL Draft compadre, Anthony Richardson, again for the Colts. However the Texans appeared to face tall towards all comers throughout the 2023 common season earlier than falling flat towards the Ravens within the AFC divisional spherical. I anticipate the Texans to enhance in 2024 and for Stroud solely to get higher after one of many strongest rookie QB campaigns in latest reminiscence. If that occurs, you by no means know … —Holder

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