Before the start of the 2023 NFL season, the NFL odds had the Kansas City Chiefs as the top pick to win the Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers coming in with the fourth-best odds. Now San Francisco is just ahead of the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs in the NFL championship odds for next season
Rematches are rare in the Super Bowl and the only time the same two teams met in back-to-back Super Bowls came when the Dallas Cowboys topped the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. Could the Chiefs and 49ers be on a collision course again? Let’s take a look at the way-too-early Super Bowl 59 odds for next season.
Been There, Done That
With both the rosters for the 49ers and Chiefs loaded with key players who are 25 or younger, it should be no surprise that the 49ers (+550) and Chiefs (+600) lead the way in the Las Vegas odds to win Super Bowl 59 after the teams needed overtime to decide Sunday’s Super Bowl.
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If San Francisco and Kansas City live up to the hype and meet in next year’s Super Bowl, it would be the first time in NFL history that teams would meet in the Super Bowl on three separate occasions.
Looking to Take the Next Step
The Baltimore Ravens, led by regular-season Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson and an outstanding defense, lost at home to the Chiefs in the bid to return to the Super Bowl for the first time in 11 years.
The Ravens are among teams that have drafted well and have a roster very capable of making it to Super Bowl 59. The Ravens are one of three times tied at +1000 in the Super Bowl LIX odds.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills are also priced by the NFL betting lines at +1000 to win the Super Bowl.
The Detroit Lions made huge strides this season to reach the NFC Championship Game for the first time since the 1991 season. If head coach Dan Campbell used a little more common sense and went for field goals on a pair of fourth-down plays, the Lions might very well be playing in the franchise’s first Super Bowl.
Detroit comes in at +1600 in the Super Bowl odds. Those are the same odds as the ones for the Dallas Cowboys, a team that has struggled to turn regular-season success into long postseason runs.
The Philadelphia Eagles (+1600), Miami Dolphins (+2000), New York Jets (+2000) and Green Bay Packers (+2000) are next in the online betting odds.
Harbaugh Eyeing History
No coach has gone from leading his team to the college football national title in one year to coaching them to a Super Bowl title the following season.
Former Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh returns to the NFL with the Los Angeles Chargers, who are priced at +2500 in the Super Bowl odds. Those are the same odds as the Houston Texans.
Those are the best odds among teams with new head coaches followed by Atlanta (+4000), Seattle (+8000), New England (+10000), Tennessee (+10000), Washington (+10000) and Carolina (+20000).
The Las Vegas Raiders removed the interim coach tag from Antonio Pierce and they are at +8000 in the NFL championship odds.
Home, Sweet Home
The Los Angeles Rams lost in Super Bowl XIV despite playing in nearby Pasadena, Calif. San Francisco won Super Bowl XIX on Jan. 20, 1985, while playing in its home state.
In Super Bowl LV, Tampa Bay upset defending champion Kansas City while playing in its home stadium.
Super Bowl LIX will be held at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints failed to reach the NFL title game the first 10 times that the Super Bowl was played in their home stadium.
With +8000 Super Bowl odds, it is not looking good for that to change during the 2024 NFL season.
Questions Of The Day
The Super Bowl returns to New Orleans next year. How have the Chiefs and 49ers fared in past Super Bowls held in New Orleans?
Kansas City won Super Bowl IV 23-7 against the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium. San Francisco won Super Bowl XXIV 55-10 against Denver at the Louisiana Superdome but lost to Baltimore 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.
Which teams had the best odds to reach this year’s Super Bowl before the season started?
The Kansas City Chiefs were priced at +600 in the Super Bowl odds with the Philadelphia Eagles next at +700.