NFL Betting: Updated Super Bowl Contenders & Pretenders

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 1, 2021 in

As we’re headed into the playoffs, everyone is gearing up for a Super Bowl run. Let’s take a look at what team are legitimate “contenders” for the Lombardi Trophy, and which ones should be considered “pretenders” so you can get all set to place your bets against their Super Bowl odds.

NFL Super Bowl LV Contenders and Pretenders


  • Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will have home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. They’ve won 10 in a row, and have the capability to keep on going. Andy Reid’s offense has the ability to put up points in bunches. If the Chiefs can stay healthy, they have a great shot at taking home their second Lombardi Trophy in a row.

  • Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen and the Bills are peaking at just the right time. They way they’re playing right now, they have a great shot at representing the AFC in the Super Bowl.

  • Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers has played at an MVP level this season. He has thrown for over 4,000 yards with 44 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Any time that Aaron Rodgers is leading your squad, you have the ability to win it all.

  • New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees is getting healthier by the day, Alvin Kamara is looking like the ultimate weapon, and Michael Thomas will be back for the playoffs. New Orleans has one of, if not the best defense in the league. 

  • Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have shown the league that they’re willing to run, run, run, and run some more. That includes Lamar Jackson running the ball as well. With their ball control offense, and a defense capable of shutting teams down, look out for the Ravens.

  • Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson always seems to come up big in the clutch. The Seattle defense has been getting better. The Seahawks can beat you on the ground or through the air.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady……..enough said.


  • Pittsburgh Steelers

Even though the Steelers were undefeated after 11 games, injuries have started to take a toll on this group. Combine the injuries with the lack of a running game, and Ben Roethlisberger showing his age, and you have a team that just isn’t good enough to make a long playoff run. 

  • Tennessee Titans

While the Titans and Derrick Henry have the ability to dominate with the run, it’s the Titan defense that keeps them from being in the “contender” category. Ryan Tannehill has enough weapons, but as shown last week in Green Bay, once they get behind it’s very hard for them to catch up.

  • NFC East Champion

Whoever comes out of the NFC East has no chance at making a playoff run. This could be the worst divisional winner in NFL history.

  • Indianapolis Colts

Even though the Colts have a very good defensive, and a strong offensive line, we just can’t trust Phillip Rivers. His history in big games gives us good reason not to put much stock in the Colts. 

  • Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins have been a great story this season. No one thought that they would be this good this quickly in the rebuilding process. With that being said, the Dolphins just aren’t ready for the big time yet.