Top 10 Favorites to Win NFL Super Bowl LIII
With training camps concluding and preseason about to get underway, the next NFL season is just around the corner. Witnessing the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Superbowl win (without starting QB Carson Wentz) against the New England Patriots last season was a clear reminder that anything can happen in sports, and we’re sure you’re just excited as we are to get back into another season of great football.
Our Futures are up, and based on trades and developments so far this offseason, here are the top 10 contenders to win Super Bowl LIII.
10. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers had a horrible start last season but showed potential towards the second half when Jimmy Garoppolo joined the team and led them in a five win-streak to close things out. The talent on their defense is without question since they have players like Trent Brown, so Garoppolo could be the missing link they need to develop into a dominant force in NFC West.
9. New Orleans Saints
The Saints’ have always been a team that can give the best in the NFL a hard time, but they can lack the offensive consistency to go all the way. A newly re-signed Brees is still looking good, plus they managed to snag wide receiver Cameron Meredith this offseason, but it still looks like the Saints only have a season or so left until major changes are needed to their lineup.
8. Atlanta Falcons
With Julio Jones and the rest of the offensive core doing their thing, it’s all about how well the defense shapes up as they head into training camp. The Falcons picked up South Florida’s Deadrin Senat and managed to keep Grady Jarret and Jack Crawford in the mix so we might see an interesting defensive lineup to make them an even stronger contender this season.
7. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers were 9-7 last season but it’s difficult to ignore this team’s potential. The unfortunate ACL injury to Hunter Henry during the offseason is a big blow for the Chargers, but there’s hope with the inclusion of Virgil Green. It would be great to see if he can do wonders with Philip Rivers. Forrest Lamp and Mike Williams are also key players and if they can stay healthy. The Chargers might shock some people this season.
6. Minnesota Vikings
Whenever someone mentions the Vikings, it’s difficult to not talk about the amazing comeback win they pulled off against the Saints last January. They are always a treat to watch and with Kirk Cousins making the passes and Dalvin Cook staying healthy all throughout next season, Minnesota going all the way isn’t that far of a leap.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers winning another Superbowl for the first time in 10 years — that would be a treat to see. The Steelers are looking good this season and if Randy Fichtner’s style translates well with his players, offense shouldn’t be an issue. Newcomers Morgan Burnett, Terrel Edmunds and Marcus Allen have the potential to strengthen the Steelers’ defense, giving them a stronger chance to reach Superbowl LIII.
4. Philadelphia Eagles
You have to give credit to the Eagles for their impressive win in last year’s Super Bowl. What a way to earn Philly’s first Superbowl win ever. It’s all about defense for the Eagles and they’ve managed to make it look even better this season after snagging controversial Defensive End Michael Bennet. Repeat? We’ve seen much stranger things.
3. Green Bay Packers
The Packers had a disappointing 7-9 record in 2017, but that shouldn’t completely discredit their reputation as one of the teams to look out for this season, even with Jordy Nelson’s departure. If Aaron Rodgers can stay consistent, Green Bay’s offense will look good. On defense, the inclusion of rookie Jaire Alexander might see an improvement in that department as well.
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2. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams had it rough in last season’s playoffs but is entering this season wiser and just as strong, if not better. With Todd Gurley now secured for four more years, picking up Brandin Cook from the Patriots, and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald paired up with Ndamukong Suh, we can expect great things from this team.
1. New England Patriots
Let’s try to put the last Super Bowl behind us. We’re sure Pat fans still feel the sting, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. With Rob Gronkowski confirming that he’s feeling good and ready for the next season (silencing all of those retirement rumors), Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots are still one of the best teams and easily the top contender to win Super Bowl LIII.
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