2024 Super Bowl Odds: Don't Bet On Chiefs to Repeat
The NFL begins its 104th season, if you can believe that, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, with a good one: The reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting the risin’ Lions at Arrowhead Stadium.
According to Chiefs.com: “During pregame, the Kansas City Chiefs will celebrate the franchise's third Super Bowl title with a short on-field ceremony that concludes with the unveiling of a new championship banner inside the stadium. "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus will lead the ceremony, which will feature Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.”
Naturally, Kansas City is the favorite to win again.
It's the fourth time in the past five years the Chiefs have entered the season as Super Bowl favorites at sportsbooks. The Bills were preseason Super Bowl favorites last year.
After Kansas City’s thrilling and controversial 38-35 Super Bowl LVII victory over Philadelphia, the Chiefs are going for back-to-back titles.
And that’s the problem.
Only eight teams have repeated as Super Bowl champions.
So it’s been 20 years since it’s last been done.
It’s difficult just getting back to the big game the following season. Just 11 teams have made back-to-back Super Bowls and only three losers from the previous Super Bowl have won it the following year: the 1971 Cowboys, the 1972 Dolphins and the 2018 Patriots.
Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, with star QBs Joe Burrow and Josh Allen, are gunning for the Chiefs and I believe one of those two (I’m saying Bills) will finally gonna kapow them out of the playoffs. The Bengals beat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship two seasons ago, and the Bills have won two regular-season meetings and lost in an overtime playoff game in the last three matchups, so Buffalo will be fired up when the two reach the AFC Championship Game.
Plus, the Chiefs better hope Travis Kelce doesn’t suffer another, more serious, injury or they are doomed. He’s that important to their offensive attack.
Kansas City also needs to get star defensive tackle/holdout Chris Jones signed ASAP or that also spells trouble. Give the man a deserved raise, already.
Finally, the Chiefs’ schedule this year is among the top five most difficult ones in the league and the AFC is loaded with talented teams with new stars (hello, Jets, who the Chiefs face on Oct. 1.)
All of this tells me it’s not going to be another KC masterpiece this season.
I’m been on the record since April saying it’s going to be the Eagles who will snatch the Lombardi Trophy next February and deny the Bills, hexed yet again, of its first Super Bowl championship. Philly fans, you have reason to be optimistic.
The final Super Bowl 58 preseason odds before the season officially kicks off are below and courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, is one of our favorite sites, along with many other great gambling sites in the U.S., including DraftKings Sportsbook, BetMGM and more. And, good news: All of these sites accept PayPal and/or Venmo.
Good luck this season, NFL fans.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s 2024 Super Bowl Champions Odds
Kansas City Chiefs +600
Philadelphia Eagles +800
Buffalo Bills +900
San Francisco 49ers +1000
Cincinnati Bengals +1000
Dallas Cowboys +1300
Baltimore Ravens +1800
New York Jets +1800
Los Angeles Chargers +2100
Detroit Lions +2100
Jacksonville Jaguars +2800
Cleveland Browns +3000
Minnesota Vikings +3500
Seattle Seahawks +3500
Green Bay Packers +4000
New Orleans Saints +4000
Denver Broncos +4500
Pittsburgh Steelers +4500
New York Giants +4800
Atlanta Falcons +5500
Chicago Bears +6000
Tennessee Titans +6000
Carolina Panthers +6000
New England Patriots +6000
Los Angeles Rams +6500
Washington Commanders +6500
Las Vegas Raiders +7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500
Indianapolis Colts +10000
Arizona Cardinals +18000
Houston Texans +18000