After months of waiting to see all 32 NFL teams hit the gridiron again and put on a show, the wait is officially over.
Over in the AFC, the stage is set for what promises to be one of the best seasons in recent time. Just by hopping over to our Super Bowl LVIII NFL odds page, it will take you a second to notice that out of the top 10 teams favored to win the Lombardy Trophy, six AFC teams are up there in the fight.
Spoiler alert: the reining Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, lead the list at +600 to no surprise.
Chargers Lose Playoff Power
I don’t care if this team’s fans come after me, but when it comes to the Los Angeles Chargers, I have to speak the truth. This team is too talented for their own good. I find it close to impossible to understand how a team with the likes of Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, Keenan Allen, and a stout defensive line manages to always screw themselves out of success.
Seeing the Chargers make the playoffs does not seem out of reach for online sports betting fanatics. With new OC Kellen Moore calling the shots for Herbert and company, the team’s offense should see a substantial leap in quality in 2023. Add to that a strong showing from the team’s defense and secondary, and you could argue that this is a championship-quality team.
But, mark my words, Los Angeles will once again find themselves losing easily winnable games, thus endangering its road to the postseason. Herbert will once again have to carry this team on his back, making it to the playoffs as second place in the AFC West division.
Once there, they will realize that the competition in the AFC is too much for them and once again fall victim to too much talent but not enough juice.
Mahomes MVP Again? Our NFL Lines Say Yes!
Just the other day, I was reading on an NFL news site a comparison of who the all-time football GOATS are and who their potential replacements might be. I had a bone to pick with most names, for example, picking Justin Jefferson as the new GOAT WR, surpassing Jerry Rice. There will never be anybody better at catching passes than Rice, never.
As I kept reading, the only comparison that made sense was pitting Patrick Mahomes as the new GOAT QB instead of Tom Brady. There’s no argument against that, and you’ll probably have a very hard time finding someone who disagrees.
Mahomes is the present and future of football. The dude could play with bricks and crash test dummies instead of teammates, and the Chiefs would still be NFL betting lines favorites. At the end of the day, there’s nobody better at what he does, and whoever might be next is not even close.
Let’s say the Chiefs start the season slow. You can still count on Mahomes to once again ball out, leading his team to success while defending their Super Bowl title reign and repeating as regular season MVP Award winner.
Sorry Buffalo Fans, No Super Bowl This Year
I can’t help but feel sorry for the Buffalo Bills. With Josh Allen – one of the best QBs in the league– leading the offense, a stacked roster, a very good coaching staff, and one of the most loyal fanbases in the league, it’s about time somebody cut them some slack.
Every season, the Bills are pitted as one of everyone’s favorite NFL picks, but not this year.
Sadly, in hindsight, this could end up being this team’s last big chance to go for Super Bowl gold for some time.
Even with the team being so good, and set on winning it all, getting to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas might prove to be the team’s biggest test and the reason for their ultimate downfall.
Not only will the Bills have to go through teams like the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins in their division. Once in the playoffs, they could be looking at facing squads like the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Kansas City Chiefs to be able to make it to the league title game.
Imagine going through all that, to have your final test be either the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, or Dallas Cowboys in the end? It’s not fair, but then again, that’s football.