The NFL finally got underway last weekend after months of toing and froing from the game’s governing body about whether the 2020/2021 season would go ahead. The opening weekend saw big wins for the Steelers over the Giants as well as veteran and Patriot’s legend Tom Brady’s eagerly anticipated debut for new team Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In this article, we will take a look at the outright betting odds for the lead contenders to knock Chiefs off their Super Bowl perch early next year.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
The early signs shown by the apparently seamless integration of new star running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire should strike fear into the hearts of any rival fans hoping that their team might stand a chance this year. With the Chiefs looking better than even last season, we can’t see past them again for the championship this year.
2. Baltimore Ravens (13-2)
We have known about Lamar Jackson for quite a few years, but it is now time for him to really step up to the plate and deliver the match-winning performances that we have long known he is capable of. Surrounded by an excellent cast of the likes of Ronnie Stanley, Justin Tucker and Marshal Yanda, we expect the quarterback to lead the Ravens to a great season.
3. San Francisco 49ers (7-1)
The 49ers are our outside pick for Super Bowl glory this coming season. QB Jimmy Garoppolo will have to change his game plan slightly due to the team’s loss of players like DeForest Buckner, Emmanuel Sanders and Joe Staley, but we think he has the talent and drive to transform the 49ers into real contenders this season.
4. New Orleans Saints (12-1)
The Saints recorded a shaky victory against the Bucs on the opening weekend, but we fully expect them to click in offense soon. With the likes of inspired wide receiver Michael Thomas and quarterback Drew Brees, they should pose a threat to any defense in the league this year.
5. Buffalo Bills (12-1)
The Bills were convincing winners against the Jets in the first game of the season and really should have run out with a larger winning margin than they eventually did. Josh Allen is a real ace in the pack and we recommend a cheeky bet on him to do well this season at the many trusted online casino Malaysia has to offer.
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-1)
The impact of serial MVP Tom Brady on the Bucs’ prospects should not be underestimated. He may not have shone first time out against the Saints, but he is a player capable of dragging championships out of even an ordinary team. Time will tell if at 43 he still has it in him.