While the Denver Broncos continue to be listed as the clear betting favorites in most people’s 2014 NFL Super Bowl predictions, one has to wonder how much Von Miller’s suspension will affect this team.
The 2011 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year will miss the first six games of the season after violating the league’s drug policy, leaving a huge void in the Broncos defense.
Nevertheless, NFL odds makers still give Denver the edge over the rest of the league in the category of odds to win the 2014 NFL Super Bowl. At the present time, the Orange Crush is listed as +800 betting favorites to capture the franchise’s third Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The biggest threats to oddsmakers’ prophecies are five NFC teams and two AFC teams. Knotted up in second place in this category are two intradivisional rivals who are sure to make the NFC West the most intriguing division in all of football.
NFL betting odds specialists are on the fence on this one, as they list last year’s NFC West champs, San Francisco 49ers and the runners-up, Seattle Seahawks with the exact same possibilities to win the 2013 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.Y., at +850.
Not surprising, the New England Patriots are the next team on this list, despite all the personnel issues, and listed at +1000 money-line odds. While Aaron Hernandez’s NFL career has come to an end, Bill Belichick experts his other tight end to rejoin the team at some point this season.
However, it’s going to be interesting to see how Rod Gronkowski, who as underwent a series of procedures in his forearm, returns after riding the pine for so long, and if his health is an issue for this team in the long haul.
Following the Pats we have the team everyone seems to be overlooking this season, the Green Bay Packers at +1100. Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers are back for another year, which always makes this team relevant when it pertains to Super Bowl contenders.
The Cheese heads have a little bit of distance between themselves and the sixth team on this list of oddsmakers’ 2014 NFL Super Bowl predictions. Will this finally be the year that Matt Ryan becomes a stellar QB in the National Football League?
I don’t know about you, but his career thus far awfully resembles a guy by the name of Joe Flacco, who by the way, was finally able to get the monkey off his back last season when the Ravens won the Super Bowl.
Not to be outdone, it’s almost hard to believe that the Houston Texans are the seventh team on this list. On paper, this team seems to have all the ingredients of a Super Bowl champion: Great defense, tremendous running game, and a more than capable signal-caller.
For those of you who believe the Texans have gained enough experience to break into the upper echelon of the American Football Conference I have great news: They’re listed as a whopping +2000 landslide to earn the chance to be called the greatest team in football.
Finally, we stop this very profitable NFL list with another team that has a proficient QB you might’ve heard of. Not trailing Houston by too much on this list is Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, as they come in listed at +2200 on this list.
- 2014 NFL Super Bowl Predictions: San Francisco 49ers (+850)
With one week to play in the free NFL picks preseason, here’s a complete list of odds to win the 2014 NFL Super Bowl:
- Denver Broncos +700
- San Francisco 49ers +850
- Seattle Seahawks +850
- New England Patriots +1000
- Green Bay Packers +1100
- Atlanta Falcons +1400
- Houston Texans +2000
- New Orleans Saints +2200
- Washington Redskins +2700
- Chicago Bears +2700
- New York Giants +2700
- Dallas Cowboys +3000
- Pittsburgh Steelers +3000
- Cincinnati Bengals +3500
- Baltimore Ravens +3800
- Indianapolis Colts +4000
- Detroit Lions +4500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5000
- Carolina Panthers +6000
- Kansas City Chiefs +7500
- Miami Dolphins +7500
- Philadelphia Eagles +7500
- Minnesota Vikings +8000
- St Louis Rams +8500
- San Diego Chargers +9000
- Arizona Cardinals +9000
- Cleveland Browns +10000
- Buffalo Bills +12500
- New York Jets +12500
- Tennessee Titans +17500
- Jacksonville Jaguars +30000
- Oakland Raiders +30000
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