The 89th season in the National Football League’s (NFL) history kicks off next Friday with the New England Patriots again favourites to finish top of the heap and win the Super Bowl in February.
The suburban Boston team are 7/2 favourites to win Super Bowl XLIII after loosing in the final game of the season last year according to online bookmakers Bet365.com. They are followed by AFC rival San Diego Chargers at odds of 8/1 with Ladbrokes.com while defending Super Bowl XLII champion New York Giants are well down the pecking order and tied with the Minnesota Vikings at 28/1 with ToteSport.com.
The perennial underachieving New Orleans Saints are at 25/1 with ToteSport.com while the traditional NFL powerhouse Pittsburgh Steelers could be a profitable bet at odds of 33/1 with ToteSport.com. SportingBet.com has the Philadelphia Eagles also at odds of 25/1 to win the Super Bowl behind the Jacksonville Jaguars at 15/1 with online sportsbook Bet365.com. Rounding out the top ten are the Dallas Cowboys at 15/2 while the Indianapolis Colts are of 9/1 with ToteSport.com.
Those looking for longer odds on who could win it all in Tampa, Florida, next year could go for the Atlanta Falcons at odds of 250/1 with ToteSport.com while SkyBet.com is offering the Kansas City Chiefs at 200/1 alongside the Miami Dolphins. Other long shots include the San Francisco 49ers at 100/1 with BetFred.com followed by the cross-town rival Oakland Raiders at 150/1. BoyleSports.com is offering the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, St Louis Rams, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills all at odds of 66/1 to win the Super Bowl, just above the Baltimore Ravens at 75/1 but below the surprise Arizona Cardinals at odds of only 48/1.