The Top Five Favorites To Win Super Bowl 54
Miami will get its turn to host the biggest event in football in 2020, as it will the location where the last two standing teams in the 2019 NFL season will battle for the right to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Nitrogen Sports Blog takes a look at some of the Super Bowl 54 favorites and breaks down each of their outlooks.
New England Patriots (+690)
The Patriots are the perennial powerhouse in the NFL. They are also known as the evil empire by rival fans all over the league.
Last offseason, many wondered if the Pats were on their last legs. Now after winning Super Bowl 53, New England is back on top of the football world and is even installed as the current preseason Super Bowl 54 favorites.
Rob Gronkowski may have retired, but as long as Tom Brady and Belichick are at it, the Pats will be among the top contenders for the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles Rams (+770)
The Rams are stacked with young talent and now they have the experience to go with it.
With Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, the Rams are set on offense for the foreseeable future. On defense, Los Angeles is anchored by two-time Defensive Player of the Year winner Aaron Donald.
The Rams also added to their scary stop unit by signing a pair of proven veterans in Clay Matthews and Eric Weddle. The offense will be further bolstered by the return of Cooper Kupp from injury.
No one knows for sure whether signing Blake Bortles will work out for the Rams, but a new environment could be all he needs to recover from an underwhelming stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Kansas City Chiefs (+770)
The Chiefs were on the verge of reaching Super Bowl 53, but got ambushed by the Patriots in the AFC championship game.
Still, Patrick Mahomes is giving Kansas City a reason to believe that it will be among the teams lined up as Super Bowl 54 top picks. Mahomes broke out in his Year 2 in the NFL, as he led the league’s most electrifying offense on his way to winning the 2018 NFL MVP award.
The Chiefs’ defense should be better in 2019, a year after it ranked 31st in the NFL in total yards allowed per game, as they have made upgrades on their stop unit early in the offseason.
They traded for Emmanuel Ogbah, signed Alex Okafor, and snagged Tyan Mathieu from the free agent market. The Chiefs are banking on an improved defense to take the next step.
New Orleans Saints (+820)
A bad missed call in the NFC title game against the Rams was basically the only thing that stood in the way of the Saints punching a ticket to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. The no-call was so bad that the NFL is changing the rules going forward.
The Saints know where they belong. Expect the Saints leader and QB Drew Brees to rally his squad to make another deep run as one of the Super Bowl 2020 favorites.
The Saints lost running back Mark Ingram, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens in the offseason, but they still have Alvin Kamara to handle the workload in the backfield, while wide receiver Michael Thomas takes care most of receiving duties downfield.
Chicago Bears (+1,700)
The addition of Khalil Mack made the Bears the most dominant defensive team in the NFL.
The Bears were looking like a dangerous team late in 2018, but suffered a crushing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round. If Mitch Trubisky continues to grow in his second season with Matt Nagy, the Bears could have a stellar offense to go along with their crushing D.
As the reigning Super Bowl champions, all eyes will be on the Patriots again heading into a new season.
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and company, however, can’t keep winning forever, but for now, they are regarded as the top Super Bowl 54 favorites.
In this sports betting guide, we previewed other teams that could give the Patriots a run for their own money, according to their makeup and odds to win the Super Bowl in 2020.
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