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Rams Given 7-1 Odds to Win Super Bowl 54 After Loss to Patriots; Is There Value?

Rams QB Jared Goff throwing
The Los Angeles Rams will look to retool and contend again in 2019 after losing 13-3 to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire)
  • The Los Angeles Rams lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53
  • The Patriots rebounded from a Super Bowl 52 loss to win Super Bowl 53
  • Only one NFC team has come back from a Super Bowl loss to win the next year

Well, at least the Los Angeles Rams can say they are keeping legendary company.

In the 52 Super Bowls played prior to LA’s 13-3 setback against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53, just one other team had been held the entire game without a touchdown.

That team was the Miami Dolphins, who lost Super Bowl 6 to the Dallas Cowboys by a 24-3 final score. The next year, the Dolphins rolled through the NFL for the only unbeaten season of the Super Bowl era, going 17-0, finishing with a 14-7 verdict over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl 7.

And just for good measure, the Dolphins came right back and won Super Bowl 8 by a decisive 24-7 count over the Minnesota Vikings.

Based on that history, should you be dropping a Super Bowl 54 wager today on the Rams?

Super Bowl 54 Odds

Team Odds to Win Super Bowl 54 at Bovada
Los Angeles Rams +700
New England Patriots +700
Kansas City Chiefs +800
Los Angeles Chargers +800
Indianapolis Colts +1000
New Orleans Saints +1000
Chicago Bears +1300
Pittsburgh Steelers +1600
Green Bay Packers +1800
Minnesota Vikings +2000
Philadelphia Eagles +2000
Dallas Cowboys +2000
Atlanta Falcons +3000
Baltimore Ravens +3000
Cleveland Browns +3000
Houston Texans +4000
Seattle Seahawks +4000
San Francisco 49ers +4500
Carolina Panthers +5000
Jacksonville Jaguars +5000
New York Giants +5000
Tennessee Titans +6000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6500
Arizona Cardinals +10000
Buffalo Bills +10000
Cincinnati Bengals +10000
Denver Broncos +10000
Detroit Lions +10000
New York Jets +10000
Raiders +10000
Washington Redskins +15000
Miami Dolphins +30000

*Odds taken 2/4

The Patriots rebounded from a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 to emerge victorious in Super Bowl 53.

Bovada lists the Patriots and Rams as co-favorites in Super Bowl 54 odds.

What Are the Odds The Rams Turn Two?

Seventeen teams have gone to the Super Bowl at least two years in a row, and that includes the Patriots, who have played in the the last three big games, the aforementioned Dolphins, who went to Super Bowls 7, 8 and 9, and the Buffalo Bills, losers of Super Bowls 25-28 inclusive.

In all of these instances, only three teams have managed to win the Super Bowl the year after losing the Super Bowl. The Patriots just did it, and the Dolphins won Super Bowl 8 after losing Super Bowl 7.

However, just one NFC team can make this boast. The Dallas Cowboys lost Super Bowl 5 to the Baltimore Colts 16-13 before coming back for that 24-3 decision over the Dolphins in Super Bowl 6.

If Not The Rams, Then Who?

The Kansas City Chiefs certainly look to be the heir apparent in the AFC and as QB Patrick Mahomes matures, they should be a force to be reckoned with again next season.

The Indianapolis Colts kept getting better as the season progressed and with a healthy Andrew Luck, they too are a dangerous foe.

In the NFC, you know that the New Orleans Saints will be motivated after having their hearts broken in the postseason yet again. But if we must pick one team, our Super Bowl 54 money is on the Chiefs.

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A veteran journalist, Bob Duff has written over two-dozen books, including authorized biographies of Johnny Bower, Desmond Howard and Gordie Howe. He has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, NBA Finals, March Madness and the Olympic Games.