At the start of each NFL season, just about every team and its fans enter the year with optimism that this could be “the year”. The Super Bowl will be ours if everything goes the right way and the team plays to its potential. While the New England Patriots are the only team that consistently lives up to their preseason hype, it is felt around the NFL.
Fans can bet their hard-earned money on those Super Bowl dreams with future bets on their team to win the championship. As the 2019 season rapidly approaches, these are the five teams that the Caesars Sportsbook has received the most bets to win the Super Bowl on.
1. Cleveland Browns, 10/1
Can the Browns live up to their massive amounts of hype in 2019? Baker Mayfield leads an offense that is loaded with talent (including high-profile newcomer Odell Beckham Jr.), and the defense led by Myles Garrett looks on paper to be a strong unit as well. Cleveland hasn’t won a playoff game since 1994 and hasn’t had a winning season since 2007, but the fans aren’t shying away from buying into things turning around in a big way in 2019.
2. Chicago Bears, 9/1
The Chicago Bears went 12-4 in 2018 and ended the regular season on a 10-1 run before eventually losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 16-15 in the wild card round. Will Eddy Pineiro succeed at kicker where Cody Parker infamously failed last season? The placekicker position might be the only real concern for the Bears, who have a promising young offense and one of the best defenses in the league led by Khalil Mack.
3. Kansas City Chiefs, 7/1
If it weren’t for Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs would probably be defending Super Bowl Champions right now. Patrick Mahomes’ breakout season led the Chiefs to a 12-4 campaign last season, and the Patriots needed overtime to defeat the Chiefs in an AFC Championship Game that was an instant classic in 2018. With a chip on their shoulder and all of the key players still in place from last year’s group, Kansas City is arguably the team to beat this season.
4. New Orleans Saints, 17/2
The New Orleans Saints were screwed over so badly by a missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams last season that it actually led directly to the NFL making pass interference reviewable. This came one year after the Saints were ousted from the playoffs by the Minnesota Vikings on a heartbreaking Hail Mary in the closing seconds. Drew Brees and company have been right on the brink for two straight seasons; can they finally snap their bad luck in 2019?
5. Dallas Cowboys, 18/1
The Cowboys went 7-1 over the second half of the regular season in 2018 and defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the first round before eventually losing to the Los Angles Rams in the divisional round. There is room for optimism in Dallas with a full year of Amari Cooper in the fold on offense, but pending contract disputes between the Cowboys and Cooper, Dak Prescott, and Ezekiel Elliott could be a distraction if they leak into the regular season.