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Updated Super Bowl 55 odds heading into Wild Card round

The close of the regular 2020 NFL season officially solidifies the playoff picture on the road to Super Bowl 55. We break down where the odds stand heading into the first round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

tHE KANSAS CITY CHIEin Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The NFL has wrapped up its regular season with an exciting Week 17 slate, capped off with a battle of the NFC East in primetime. Now the postseason begins on Saturday with 14 teams all fighting to make it to Tampa, Florida and Super Bowl 55.

The reigning Super Bowl champion, Kansas City Chiefs are the top-seed in the AFC and will be trying to repeat. However, they have six other teams including the upstart Buffalo Bills threatening to take their crown. In the NFC, the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers will be looking to make it beyond the NFC title game after being humiliated by the San Francisco 49ers last year.

But before we can get to the Super Bowl, we have to look at the odds for each playoff teams, which are courtesy of DraftKings online sportsbook.


Green Bay Packers

Before the 2020 regular season began, Green Bay’s Super Bowl odds were +2800. However, with their tremendous play this season and winning the No. 1 seed, their odds have vaulted up to +450. It is hard to not consider the Packers as they favorite with Aaron Rodgers under center, Davante Adams on the outside, and Aaron Jones in the backfield.

Kansas City Chiefs

The reigning Super Bowl champs are back at it again with the same cast of characters on both sides. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce are once again playing outstanding football. On the defensive side, the Chiefs still have Chris Jones in the middle of the defensive line and Tyrann Mathieu roaming the secondary. Before the season began, KC’s Super Bowl odds were +600 and now they are the best at +220.


Buffalo Bills

The AFC’s second best team, the Buffalo Bills are one of the sleepers to make a run at the Super Bowl. They have playmakers on both sides of the ball and led by third-year quarterback Josh Allen.

For the first part of the season, Allen was in the MVP conversation as he had the Bills 4-0. But those convos cooled off, however, Allen’s play did not. Before the season began, the Bills’ Super Bowl odds were +2500, and now they are +700 going into the playoffs.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens are one of the hottest teams heading into the playoffs next weekend. The Lamar Jackson-led Ravens crushed the Cincinnati Bengals 38-3 in Week 17, to capture their fifth-straight victory. Last season, Baltimore was one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl but were upset by the sixth seed Tennessee Titans. Before the season began, their odds were +600, but now they are +1200 going into the postseason.


Washington Football Team

Somehow, some way, the Washington Football Team clawed out a 20-14 Week 17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and won the NFC East. However, WFT heads into the playoffs with the longest odds to win the Super Bowl at +8000. WFT will begin their playoff journey next week against the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is hard to see Washington making any noise with them only having seven wins to end the regular season.

Cleveland Browns

Out of all the teams in the AFC, the Cleveland Browns have the longest odds to win the Super Bowl. The Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-22 in Week 17 to clinch their first playoff berth since 2002. Cleveland will not be an easy out, despite their odds at +5000. They might not have Odell Beckham Jr., but they’ve still got Baker Mayfield and the running back duo of Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb.

Here are the Super Bowl 55 odds heading into the 2021 Wild Card Round:

2020-2021 Super Bowl Odds

Team 2/10 Post-Draft Day 1 Pre-Week 1 Post Week-17
Team 2/10 Post-Draft Day 1 Pre-Week 1 Post Week-17
KC Chiefs +600 +600 +600 +220
GB Packers +1800 +2200 +2800 +450
NO Saints +1200 +1200 +1100 +700
BUF Bills +3500 +2800 +2500 +700
TB Buccaneers +5000 +1200 +1400 +1000
BAL Ravens +800 +700 +650 +1200
SEA Seahawks +2000 +2000 +2000 +1300
PIT Steelers +2200 +2800 +2500 +2200
TEN Titans +2200 +2800 +2800 +2800
LA Rams +2200 +3300 +4000 +3000
IND Colts +4000 +2800 +2200 +4000
CLE Browns +3300 +3300 +4000 +5000
CHI Bears +3500 +3300 +4000 +8000
WAS Football Team +10000 +10000 +15000 +8000

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