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Updated Super Bowl Odds for All Teams Ahead of NFL Playoffs – Packers Favored, Chiefs Given Best Odds in AFC

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NFL Football

Jan 9, 2022 · 6:25 PM PST

Aaron Rodgers touches hands with Alan Lazard in TD celebration
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard is congratulated by quarterback Aaron Rodgers after a 29-yard pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)
  • The Green Bay Packers are the Super Bowl betting favorite after Week 18 games
  • Tennessee Titans lock up AFC’s top seed with win over Houston
  • Check out the updated Super Bowl odds after Sunday’s games

Well, that was an eventful, first-ever Week 18.

With just the Raiders and Chargers currently duking it out in the NFL’s regular-season finale, the most updated 2022 Super Bowl odds are in, and there was some volatility.

The biggest earth-shaker started when the Indianapolis Colts — heading into the final game of the season with the 11th-best title odds — laid an egg in Jacksonville.

That opened the door for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are quite literally zombies from the Walking Dead. They just keep coming. A team that started the week with the lowest Super Bowl odds at +55000 are in the dance, shooting all the way up to +7000 odds.

But there was other significant movement, including the fellas from Music City climbing to their highest point of the year yet.

Let’s run down the significant lines after the early and late Sunday starts.

2022 Super Bowl Odds

Team Odds
Green Bay Packers +380
Kansas City Chiefs +500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +750
Buffalo Bills +750
Tennessee Titans +850
Los Angeles Rams +950
Dallas Cowboys +1100
Arizona Cardinals +1700
Cincinnati Bengals +1900
New England Patriots +2100
Indianapolis Colts +2000
San Francisco 49ers +2400
Los Angeles Chargers +4100
Las Vegas Raiders +4400
Philadelphia Eagles +5000
Pittsburgh Steelers +7000

Odds as of Jan 9 from FanDuel.

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Titans Top Seed in AFC

It’s a Cinderella story, for sure, but it does set the scene for potential chaos in the playoffs.

The Tennessee Titans outlasted the Houston Texans 28-25 in their season finale, locking up the top seed in the AFC, and the coveted first-round bye.

No contender needed that extra week more than the Titans, who could have Derrick Henry back running wild and setting up Tennessee for a deep run.

Ryan Tannehill bounced back from his worst performance of the season against these same Texans, when he threw a career-high four interceptions in a 22-13 loss in November.

On Sunday, he was 23-for-32 for 287 yards and four TD passes. Even better news? Prized offseason pickup Julio Jones appears healthy, and caught his first TD pass of the season.

Tennessee has been living on the fringes of the Super Bowl odds, but oddsmakers had to give them their due. They jump from +1300 odds to +850, alone in fifth behind only the Packers, Chiefs, Buccaneers and Bills.

There’s a lot to like here, and putting a wager on a top seed hardly seems ridiculous.

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Packers, Chiefs Top Betting Favorites

No matter the results from Week 18, only slight odds movement and no leapfrogging of fading happened among the NFL’s betting favorites.

Aaron Rodgers looked dominant as ever in a first-half of work for the top-seed Packers.

He was 14-for-18 for 138 yards and two beauty TD strikes to Alan Lazard, before giving way to Jordan Love in an eventual 37-30 loss to the Lions.

Green Bay’s odds slightly shorten from +400 to +380. As long as Rodgers stays healthy, watch out.

The Chiefs played Saturday and beat the Broncos 28-24. Denver had the game in their lap, until Melvin Ingram delivered the boom on Melvin Gordon, forcing a fumble that Nick Bolton scooped and took to the house.

That turned a Denver 21-20 lead into a 28-21 deficit that would end up being the winning points.

Patrick Mahomes has learned to operate within the confines of what the defense is giving him, as he tossed for 270 yards and two scores on 44 attempts.

Crazy that a team that doesn’t look so right, with an offense that’s not so dominant, and a defense that’s about league average is probably the scariest team in the AFC. That’s the power of Mahomes, and a reason why they hold steady in second at +500 odds.

Buccaneers, Bills Round Out Top 4

Perhaps it’s the amazement of Tom Brady — or the end-of-year Panthers’ defense — but for a team that’s hurting in the pass-catching and running back department, Tampa still whipped Carolina 41-17.

Brady threw for 326 yards and three majors, two to Mike Evans and one to Le’Veon Bell, while KeShawn Vaughn and Scotty Miller ran in two others in the rout.

The injury woes should be a concern, however, even if the Bucs are the 2-seed and defending champs.

Maybe it won’t show up so much against the Eagles in the Wild Card round, but defenses tend to get a little craftier and squeeze off reliable options deeper into the postseason. Tampa fades slightly from +700 to +750.

As for Buffalo, it took them a while to finally dent the Jets, but they did just enough in a 27-10 win to secure the AFC East title.

Maybe the Bills were playing it tight all along, but has anyone questioned why they never let Josh Allen rip it in their loss in a windstorm to New England? He’s got plenty arm and showcased it in similar conditions Sunday, throwing for 239 yards and a pair of scores, while also running for 63 yards.

The Bills shorten from +850 to a tie with Tampa for third at +750. My money is on Allen to deliver this season. He’s that good.

Wasted Wagers or Value?

The Arizona Cardinals continue to work their way out of the title favorite picture, now sitting at +1700 odds, fading from +1400 after a 38-30 loss to the Seahawks. Since a 7-0 start, and a 10-2 record that was tops in the NFL, the Cardinals have lost four of five, and couldn’t beat a woeful Seattle team to win the NFC West title.

Their offense has lost a step since DeAndre Hopkins went down with a torn MCL. They’re targeting a potential divisional round return, but that’s iffy right now.

The team that they’re playing, however, isn’t exactly gliding into Wild Card weekend. The Rams blew a 17-0 lead to lose 27-24 in overtime to the 49ers. Matthew Stafford looked like gangbusters in the first half, but then faltered badly in the second half, tossing two more interceptions.

They hold steady at +950, and as long as they don’t have to play San Fran — who’ve beat them now six straight times — they still have a good defense and offense that could carry them to the title game in their home stadium.

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