Now in November, we are almost at the halfway point of the regular season and the NFL standings are beginning to take shape. With that, it is becoming clearer each and every gameweek what sides are going to be in the play-off picture and potentially make it all the way to Super Bowl LVI in February, which will be held at the newly opened SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles — home of the Chargers and the Rams.
There may still be a long way to go between now and the Vince Lombardi Trophy being lifted for the 56th time in California early next year, but as we approach midseason, now seems like a perfect time to take a look at the early favourites to win the Super Bowl. Read on to find out.
Buffalo Bills – 5-2
Slight outsiders to win the Super Bowl before the season got underway in September, the Buffalo Bills have impressed so far this season and have quickly moved into the favourites on betting sites like Betdaq . The Bills lost their opening game of the season at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but then went on a four-game winning streak — beating the Miami Dolphins (35-0), Washington (43-21), the Houston Texans (40-0) and last year’s Super Bowl losers, the Kansas City Chiefs (38-20). The Tennessee Titans brought Sean McDermott’s men’s winning run to an end, but the Bills bounced back once again with a second victory over Miami (26-11).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 6-2
Winning back-to-back Super Bowl titles is a notoriously difficult feat, but if there’s one man who is more than capable of guiding a team to successive Vince Lombardi Trophies it’s Tom Brady— after all, he has done it in the past with the New England Patriots. The 44-year-old made the Bucs tick as they won the Super Bowl for the first time since 2002 last year and he’s doing the same this year, having already thrown 2,650 yards and 25 touchdown passes — helping the Florida franchise go 6-2.
Los Angeles Rams – 7-1
Not often do franchises get to play Super Bowls on home soil. However, Tampa Bay bucked that trend last year, becoming the first ever team to play the championship game at their home stadium, so who’s to say the Rams can’t follow suit? The LA franchise are 7-1, with the Arizona Cardinals putting an end to their three-game winning run in gameweek four. However, the Rams have gone four games unbeaten again since and won’t go down without a fight in the NFC West.
Arizona Cardinals – 7-1
Despite going unbeaten in the first seven weeks, the Arizona Cardinals are still less fancied than their aforementioned counterparts. It has been an incredible season so for head coach Kliff Kingsbury and co. The Cardinals have looked impressive in victory as well. Aside from a low-scoring 17-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium, they scored over 30 points in all of their other six wins, including in the 37-20 victory over the Rams and the emphatic 31-5 win over the Texans late last month. They looked a bit off offensively in the 24-21 defeat to the Green Bay Packers, with an interception in the end zone ending their hopes of winning late on. But we’re sure they will bounce right back.