The Detroit News Published 1:18 PM EDT Apr 29, 2019 The Detroit Lions’ nine-player NFL Draft class improved their odds of winning Super Bowl LIV after the 2019 season. The Lions’ odds went to 66-1 from the 80-1 they were at before the draft, according to BetOnline.ag. Those odds are tied for 26th with Buffalo and Tampa Bay among the 32 NFL teams. Only Arizona (80-1), Cincinnati (100-1), Washington (100-1) and Miami (125-1) have worse odds. The favorites are New England (8-1) and the L.A. Rams (9-1). In addition, the Lions’ first-round draft pick, Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson, has 12-1 odds of being named Offensive Rookie of the Year, according to BetOnline.ag. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray is the favorite at 5-2. Super Bowl odds New England Patriots 8-1 Los Angeles Rams 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs 10-1 New Orleans Saints 10-1 Cleveland Browns 14-1 Los Angeles Chargers 14-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14-1 Chicago Bears 16-1 Indianapolis Colts 16-1 Dallas Cowboys … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Super Bowl odds improve after NFL Draft
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Jerry Green Special to The Detroit News Published 1:14 AM EST Feb 4, 2019 Atlanta — The villains win — again. Tom Brady wins again, Super Bowl victory No. 6. Bill Belichick is more of a head-coaching genius than ever, Super Bowl victory No. 6. The New England Patriots truck forward, Super Bowl victory No. 6. Sports fans love to boo. Jeer. Sssssss. Hoot, America. This is the bloodlust of the American sports society. The people need their villains to despise, the root against, and they have the Patriots. Again! Forever it seems. More: Lions 100-1 to win Super Bowl LIV, per way-too-early odds In contrast, Super Bowl LIII brought us the Los Angeles Rams. They arrived as a fresh new team with a young head coach, Sean McVay, age 33, with pure enthusiasm. And a young quarterback, Jared Goff, age 24, kid’s attitude and powerful passing arm. It was new combatting old, rooting favorites vs. the old villains. And the villains won again in a Super Bowl that could not … [Read more...] about Green: The Grump & (Near-) GOAT do it again at Super Bowl LIII
The Detroit News Published 12:31 AM EST Feb 4, 2019 It's never too early to look ahead. After all, who lives in the moment anymore? It's 2019, for crissakes. On the heels of the New England Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night, the Super Bowl LIV odds have been released. No surprise, Vegas isn't high on the Lions. The Lions, fresh off a 6-10 season, check in at 100-1 to win the Super Bowl next year, according to oddsmaker Jeff Sherman. That is tied for the second-worst odds in the league, along with Washington, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Oakland and Arizona. Only Miami is worse, at 300-1. The Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite, at 6-1, followed by the Patriots, Rams and New Orleans Saints at 8-1. The L.A. Chargers, Bears and Steelers are 14-1; the Packers, Vikings and Cowboys are 16-1; the Eagles, Ravens, Colts, Browns and Texans are 20-1; the Seahawks are 30-1; the Falcons, Jaguars and Giants are 40-1; the 49ers are 50-1; the Panthers, … [Read more...] about Lions 100-1 to win Super Bowl LIV, per way-too-early odds
By Eric Branch Updated 3:59 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 The 49ers won their last Super Bowl in Miami. Will their win their next Super Bowl in the same city? The chances aren’t great. The 49ers have 40-1 odds to win Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020, according to BetOnline.ag. Only 11 teams have longer odds than the 49ers, who share 40-1 chances with the Jaguars and Giants. Of note for the dynastic Patriots, who are managing to play the everyone-thinks-we-stink card before the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City on Sunday: The Chiefs have the best odds (7-1) and the Patriots are a 10-1 shot. Tom Brady’s reaction: No one believes in us. For those that actually wager on such things, there appears to be decent value in the Colts (20-1) and Seahawks (33-1) and, yes, the longshot 49ers, who had 22-1 odds in training camp before their franchise quarterback was lost for the season in Week 3. The 49ers won their last Super Bowl, beating the Chargers 49-26, … [Read more...] about 49ers win next season’s Super Bowl? What are the odds?
Twenty-seven thoughts on the Patriots’ 27-13 win over the Jets on Sunday . . . 1. It wasn’t pretty, and it’s understandable to wonder why the Patriots aren’t scoring more when the league is trending toward Arena League statistics, but a win is a win is a win, especially on the road against the Jets. The Jets are hardly a model franchise, or even a rival at this point, but they have a habit of playing the Patriots tough at home. The Patriots are now 8-3. That’s all that matters against an opponent with a knack for being a nuisance. 2. Consider: The Patriots beat the Jets at MetLife Stadium by 7 last year, by 5 in 2016, lost by 6 in ’15, and won by a point in ’14. In three of those seasons the Patriots went to the Super Bowl. In two of them they won the thing. There are no big conclusions to be drawn from this one, because this is how it usually goes. 3. One thing I’ve kind of taken for granted this season? Julian Edelman has lost … [Read more...] about 27 thoughts on the Patriots’ 27-13 win over the Jets