The road to the Super Bowl – Raiders on the rise
Every week, we will track the Super Bowl LV odds to win—examining which teams moved up or down following recent results.
Week 5 in the NFL is still incomplete, as a pair of undefeated teams are still set to go head-to-head on Tuesday. That’s right; there is Tuesday Night Football this week. It pits the coronavirus-plagued Tennessee Titans against the innocent Buffalo Bills.
As for the games that have already happened in Week 5, let’s take a look at how some of the Super Bowl odds were impacted.
Still the favorite
Kansas City Chiefs (+400) – Apparently the Chiefs are allowed a loss once in a blue moon. They were +400 to win the Super Bowl prior to their surprising setback against the Las Vegas Raiders this past Sunday. Now they are… still +400. If Kansas City loses next Monday at Buffalo, however, something is going to change.
Los Angeles Rams (+1800) – Good news: the Rams have lost only to Buffalo–and that was by just three points. Bad news: all four of their wins have come against the laughingstock that is the NFC East. In other words, the jury is still out on this team—but it is still on the rise following Sunday’s 30-10 rout of the Washington Football Team.
Chicago Bears (+4000) – A 4-1 team that we know even less about is Chicago. We will know a lot more when the Bears and Rams go head-to-head on Monday Night Football in Week 7. For now, the Bears have to be feeling good about bouncing back from a loss to Indianapolis by scraping past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19 last Thursday night.
Las Vegas Raiders (+4000) – The Raiders are a solid 3-2 and their wins are good (at Carolina, vs. New Orleans, at Kansas City) while their losses aren’t bad (at New England, vs. Buffalo). Henry Ruggs III caught a mere two passes against K.C., but he turned them into 118 yards and one touchdown. Watch out when he gets more touches.
Indianapolis Colts (+2500) – I swear there is no team harder to get a read on than the Colts. They have decent wins over the Bears and Minnesota Vikings, a terrible loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and a mediocre loss to the Cleveland Browns this past weekend (they also beat… LOL… the New York Jets). Philip Rivers has more INTs (five) than TDs (four).
Dallas Cowboys (+4000) – You just hate to see it. Seriously. Dak Prescott going down in Week 5 with a gruesome dislocated ankle is the worst moment of the 2020 campaign to date. Backup QB Andy Dalton and the Cowboys managed to beat the New York Giants, but the long-term outlook for this season looks bleak without Dak.
San Francisco 49ers (+4000) – The 1990s ain’t walkin’ through that door. Gone are the days when the Cowboys and 49ers made up one of the best rivalries in all of sports. Now it looks like both could miss the playoffs this year. An injury-plagued San Francisco squad fell to 2-3 with a horrific 43-17 home loss to the Miami Dolphins.Last updated: Tue 13th October 2020