Super Bowl 56 Odds: Stock Rising for Bills & Cowboys, Falling for Cardinals & Patriots After Week 16 Results

By | December 30, 2021

With two weeks left in the NFL regular season, much remains undecided about the makeup of the playoffs. The picture will certainly become much clearer in Week 17, though there will likely still be plenty that won’t be decided until Week 18. But at this juncture, we at least have a decent idea of which teams are best equipped to win Super Bowl 56.

The Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Buffalo Bills entered the season as the top four Super Bowl favorites. And entering Week 17, that is the quartet we have at the top.

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for any of them, of course. The Packers looked nothing like a contender after a Week 1 blowout at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.

The Chiefs lost four of their first seven games and didn’t even look like a sure bet in the AFC West at midseason.

The Bucs have three head-scratching losses, two to the Saints and one to Washington.

And the Bills’ playoff chances looked shaky just a couple of weeks ago when they were fell to 7-6 after a home loss to the New England Patriots.

But just as they comprised the NFL’s final four last season, no one will be surprised if they are the last teams still standing in the race for the Super Bowl this season.

Super Bowl Odds Shorten for Bills, Cowboys After Rivalry Wins

Plenty of Bills fans and backers were no doubt concerned after the Week 14 loss to the Patriots, which dropped Buffalo two games behind New England in the AFC East.

But clearly none of that concern was present in the team, and if it was, it certainly didn’t play out on the field. After comfortably dispatching the Carolina Panthers in Week 15, the Bills went to Foxboro last Sunday for a rematch with the Pats and left with a 33-21 win.

With home games against the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets left on their schedule, the Bills look like a safe bet to not only lock down a playoff spot but also to secure the AFC East crown. At present, they hold the edge over the Patriots based on win percentage in division games.

After their loss to the Patriots, the Bills’ Super Bowl odds dropped to +1600. Two weeks and two wins later, their odds are significantly shorter.

In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys made a serious statement on Sunday night with a 56-14 win over the Washington Football Team. They had already clinched the NFC East title prior to kickoff but went out and showed that they are aiming for much more than that by destroying Washington in a 42-point first half.

While all of the teams ahead of them were considered serious Super Bowl contenders prior to the season, that was not the case for the Cowboys. But when Dak Prescott–who threw for over 300 yards and four scores in the first half against Washington–and the Cowboys are at their best, the Cowboys can play with and beat anyone.

Cardinals, Patriots Drop After Home Losses

Along with the Patriots, the Arizona Cardinals have been a major surprise this season. But some of the shine is wearing off at the wrong time of the season for both teams.

The Cardinals were well on their way to locking up the top seed in the NFC, but those hopes have evaporated with three straight losses. Last Saturday, they fell at home to NFL MVP candidate Jonathan Taylor and the Indianapolis Colts.

Fortunately, the Cardinals have already locked down a spot in the NFL playoffs, but they head into their Week 17 matchup at Dallas in need of a win to regain some positive footing as the postseason approaches.

As it stands, it looks like the Cardinals aren’t quite equipped to take down the Packers or Bucs. And from the NFC West, the Rams, not the Cardinals, look like the likeliest Super Bowl participant, especially with running back Cam Akers astonishingly set to return to action after tearing his Achilles just five months ago.

Betting against Bill Belichick in the playoffs is a tough proposition, especially when the Chiefs look like the only sure thing in the AFC at the moment. But after winning eight straight games, the Patriots have come back down to earth with back-to-back losses to the Colts and Bills.

After being gashed for 226 rushing yards by the Colts, the Patriots had no answer for Josh Allen, who threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 64 yards in the Bills’ win. Playing good defense is New England’s best path to the Super Bowl, so to look shaky in that area over the last two weeks makes their drop in the odds a justified one.

The latest Super Bowl 56 odds from BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook are listed below.

Current Super Bowl 56 Odds (As of December 30, 2021)

Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)

  • BetMGM: +400 (Previous: +475)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +400 (Previous: +475)

Green Bay Packers (12-3)

  • BetMGM: +450 (Previous: +500)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +375 (Previous: +525)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4)

  • BetMGM: +600 (Previous: +500)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +650 (Previous: +550)

Buffalo Bills (9-6)

  • BetMGM: +850 (Last week: +1100)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +900 (Previous: +1200)

Los Angeles Rams (11-4)

  • BetMGM: +900 (Previous: +1000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +900 (Previous: +1100)

Dallas Cowboys (11-4)

  • BetMGM: +1000 (Previous: +1200)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +1000 (Previous: +1200)

New England Patriots (9-6)

  • BetMGM: +1800 (Previous: +1100)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +1500 (Previous: +1100)

Indianapolis Colts (9-6)

  • BetMGM: +1800 (Previous: +2200)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +1800 (Previous: +2000)

Tennessee Titans (10-5)

  • BetMGM: +2000 (Previous: +2200)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +2000 (Previous: +2200)

Arizona Cardinals (10-5)

  • BetMGM: +2000 (Previous: +1400)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +2500 (Previous: +1400)

Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)

  • BetMGM: +2500 (Previous: +4000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +2800 (Previous: +4000)

San Francisco 49ers (8-7)

  • BetMGM: +3500 (Previous: +2500)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +3500 (Previous: +3000)

Baltimore Ravens (8-7)

  • BetMGM: +5000 (Previous: +4000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +5000 (Previous: +3500)

Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)

  • BetMGM: +5000 (Previous: +3500)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +5000 (Previous: +3500)

Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)

  • BetMGM: +6600 (Previous: +10000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +7000 (Previous: +10000)

Minnesota Vikings (7-8)

  • BetMGM: +10000 (Previous: +12500)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +15000 (Previous: +10000)

New Orleans Saints (7-8)

  • BetMGM: +15000 (Previous: +15000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +12500 (Previous: +10000)

Cleveland Browns (7-8)

  • BetMGM: +15000 (Previous: +5000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +15000 (Previous: +4000)

Las Vegas Raiders (8-7)

  • BetMGM: +15000 (Previous: +25000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +15000 (Previous: +25000)

Miami Dolphins (8-7)

  • BetMGM: +25000 (Previous: +25000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +10000 (Previous: +20000)

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7-1)

  • BetMGM: +30000 (Previous: +12500)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +15000 (Previous: +10000)

Atlanta Falcons (7-8)

  • BetMGM: +50000 (Previous: +50000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +50000 (Previous: +100000)

Denver Broncos (7-8)

  • BetMGM: +100000 (Previous: +30000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +50000 (Previous: +20000)

Washington Football Team (6-9)

  • BetMGM: +100000 (Previous: +15000)
  • Caesars Sportsbook: +75000 (Previous: +15000)

Not listed in Super Bowl 56 Odds (Eliminated From Playoff Contention)

  • Carolina Panthers (5-10)
  • Chicago Bears (5-10)
  • Seattle Seahawks (5-10)
  • Houston Texans (4-11)
  • New York Giants (4-11)
  • New York Jets (4-11)
  • Detroit Lions (2-12-1)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2-13)

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