The Super Bowl is slowly creeping up, and with that comes one of the biggest days of the year when it comes to gambling. Before the game is when the real money is won or lost. Much like wagering at an online casino, hitting big on the Super Bowl could net massive profits.
Now, if you plan on wagering the game, here are some scenarios that could come to fruition.
Kansas City runs the table.
We have seen it time and time again with this team. Kansas City’s offense is just too good for shootouts. You have to make them make mistakes, something Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes hasn’t been doing much lately.
The 26-year-old signal-caller has thrown ten touchdowns to just one interception over his last four weeks heading into the playoffs. Protecting the ball was the biggest issue for Kansas City during their 3-4 start to the season.
They have a first-round date with the Pittsburgh Steelers and come in as significant favorites. It’s really going to be up to the Titans or Bills to stop this Chiefs squad.
King Henry might return
It seems like the return of Derrick Henry could just be a matter of time. He practiced last week before Week 18 but was not activated off the injured reserve, likely wanting the star running back to get another week of practice under his belt.
His return would make the Titans the likely no. 1 seed in the AFC and legit Superbowl contenders. Without Henry, the Titan’s offense has floundered at times, getting by with excellent defense and special teams’ play.
How good are the Bills?
The story around the whole NFL this year has been an inconsistent play, and really no team other than the Packers have been able to keep steady week after week.
The Bills would fall under inconsistent contenders. This team is stacked with talent on both sides of the ball and has one of the best young quarterbacks this game has to offer.
They were able to finish out the season relatively strong, going six and four over their last ten games. In those games is where the inconsistency can be found.
They only put up six in a loss to Jacksonville before laying a 45-17 beating down on the Jets in week 10.
Or, for instance, in Week 12, they beat an outstanding New Orleans Saints defense, but they squandered against a mediocre Patriots team the following week.
Playing consistent football is really the only thing holding this team back from competing for a Lombardi trophy. If the Bills can find their groove, watch out for them because they are a good team.
Who can be a legitimate threat to the Packers in the NFC
Tampa Bay is obviously a legitimate suitor to go all the way. Anytime you have Tom Brady at the helm, you can expect to get a shot at least. With some turmoil going on throughout the organization right now after the loss of wide receivers Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin, Brady will have to rely heavily on Gronkowski and Evans to get the job done.
The Los Angeles Rams are also clear-cut candidates considering the amount of firepower that offense has. Even before the addition of star-wideout Odell Beckham Jr, Cooper Kupp has been holding that fort down in a significant way.
The only thing that remains a question for this team is quarterback Mathew Stafford’s lack of playoff experience and getting consistency from their star-studded defense. If both scenarios play out, the Rams can easily be playing into February.
Last but not least, you have to throw the San Fransisco 49ers in the mix. With George Kittle and Deebo Samuel looking like some of the most explosive offensive weapons this game has to offer, Jimmy Garoppolo has to make sure he gets them the ball.
Garoppolo is known for his game management skills and taking care of the football, which boats well for this 49ers squad, it won’t be the quarterback who will take you to the promised land, but those other weapons are for real, giving them a puncher’s chance.