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Super Bowl 56 odds: Cardinals up, Chargers down after Week 6

The league’s lone unbeaten team is climbing up the ranks when it comes to championship odds.

Arizona Cardinals v Cleveland Browns
Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Arizona Cardinals are still standing as the league’s lone unbeaten team through six weeks of play, with Monday Night Football still left in Week 6. The Cardinals are one of several teams seeing their Super Bowl odds shift dramatically as the season nears the halfway point. Arizona joins the list of the usual contenders for the Super Bowl, while some other trendy picks have stumbled in recent games.

We’re still a ways from the postseason and Super Bowl LVI, but it doesn’t hurt to take a look at championship odds for teams through six weeks of the season. We’ll track the biggest movers in either direction while also hunting for potential value bets with these lines. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Arizona Cardinals: +1100 (+1400 entering Week 6)

Kyler Murray is playing like the league MVP and Arizona’s defense is forcing turnovers at a fantastic rate. The Cardinals recently had to deal with a COVID outbreak but still managed to go into Cleveland and beat a tough Browns team convincingly. There’s very few weaknesses in Kliff Kingsbury’s team and with Murray at the helm, the Super Bowl looks very much within reach.

Los Angeles Chargers: +2000 (+1600 entering Week 6)

Everything was going well for the Bolts. Justin Herbert was playing like he was a 10-year veteran, the offense was clicking and Brandon Staley’s press conferences were bringing in new fans. All those good feelings came crashing down after a 34-6 defeat at the hands of the Ravens. The Chargers still have a lot of work to do defensively, and Herbert has to show he can bounce back from games like this.

Buffalo Bills: +450 (+500 entering Week 6)

The Bills play the Titans Monday night, so there’s still a chance these odds move further up for Buffalo. Josh Allen is showing his leap last year was not a fluke, and Buffalo’s defense is playing at a high level. The Bills lead the league in scoring and scoring defense. That’s usually a good combination when it comes to winning a championship.

Value Plays: Baltimore Ravens (+1000), Green Bay Packers (+1200)

Lamar Jackson’s playoff failures may give people pause when picking the Ravens to win the Super Bowl. Baltimore has already beaten the Chiefs and Chargers this season, two of the favorites in the AFC. Jackson has proven he can bring the team back from any situation. Games against the Packers and Rams late in the season will say more about the Ravens’ title hopes. Green Bay has its own star quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, who looks like he’s on a mission to win a championship. The Packers have some big concerns defensively but for now they’re winners of five in a row.

Risky propositions: San Francisco 49ers (+4000), Cleveland Browns (+1800)

Both teams are dealing with quarterback issues, which makes it tough to back either of them to win the Super Bowl. San Francisco’s skill positions are also hurting, while the defense has been inconsistent against quality opponents. Until Russell Wilson went down, the 49ers may have been the worst team in their own division. The Browns are dealing with injuries across the board offensively with Baker Mayfield, Kareem Hunt and Odell Beckham Jr. all getting hurt in Week 6. At some level, there’s a point of no return with diminishing talent returns. The Browns are going to hit that point very soon.

Super Bowl 56 odds, Week 18

Team Week 1 Week 17 Week 18
Team Week 1 Week 17 Week 18
Green Bay Packers +1300 +450 +400
Kansas City Chiefs +500 +400 +500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600 +600 +750
Buffalo Bills +1000 +800 +750
Los Angeles Rams +1400 +850 +900
Dallas Cowboys +3500 +1100 +1000
Tennessee Titans +3000 +2000 +1400
New England Patriots +3500 +1200 +1600
Indianapolis Colts +3500 +1400 +1600
Arizona Cardinals +4500 +2000 +1800
Cincinnati Bengals +15000 +2800 +2000
San Francisco 49ers +1400 +3500 +3500
Los Angeles Chargers +3000 +4000 +3500
Philadelphia Eagles +10000 +7500 +6000
Las Vegas Raiders +10000 +10000 +10000
New Orleans Saints +3000 +10000 +15000
Minnesota Vikings +5000 +15000 +20000
Baltimore Ravens +1400 +5000 +25000
Pittsburgh Steelers +4500 +15000 +50000
Cleveland Browns +1600 +15000 OTB
Miami Dolphins +3500 +15000 OTB
Washington Football Team +5000 +25000 OTB
Denver Broncos +4500 +50000 OTB
Atlanta Falcons +8000 +50000 OTB
Carolina Panthers +9000 OTB OTB
New York Giants +8000 OTB OTB
Chicago Bears +6500 OTB OTB
Seattle Seahawks +2000 OTB OTB
Jacksonville Jaguars +13000 OTB OTB
New York Jets +15000 OTB OTB
Detroit Lions +20000 OTB OTB
Houston Texans +30000 OTB OTB

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