And just like that, another season is in the books. The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl LVIII champions after posting a 25-22 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers. They have officially established themselves as a dynasty by winning three titles in the last five seasons. Patrick Mahomes’ club also becomes the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the 2003-04 New England Patriots. Of course, as all the confetti hasn’t yet been swept away around this latest championship, we’re already looking around the corner to see what the 2024 season might bring.
Early odds on who could win Super Bowl LIX — which will take place in New Orleans at Caesars Superdome — don’t have Kansas City as the favorite to climb the mountain’s peak again. Instead, it’s San Francisco that holds the best chance of winning the Lombardi Trophy next year.
While both of these teams possess the talent worthy of being a betting favorite, it’s a bit surprising that KC isn’t the favorite. However, no team has ever won three straight Super Bowls, so history is stacked against the Chiefs heading into next year. Plus, the loser of the Super Bowl historically tends to struggle the following year (i.e. the Philadelphia Eagles this season), so the Niners may not be the best choice either. judicious.
Here’s a complete look at the early Super Bowl LIX odds.
Super Bowl odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Among the notable nuggets in these initial odds is the respect the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans receive from bettors. Both are in the 20/1 range after strong playoff runs with either a rookie quarterback (CJ Stroud) or a first-year starter under center (Jordan Love). The Texans could be particularly intriguing as they enter year two with Stroud. Not only was the team able to find their QB of the future, but they now have the fifth-highest cap space in the NFL entering this offseason, allowing the franchise to add talent around him.
The Cincinnati Bengals are another team that bettors are expecting a bounce-back from. They are tied with the Detroit Lions for the fifth-best chance to win the Super Bowl next season. Injuries played a big role in their demise in 2023, headlined by quarterback Joe Burrow. When healthy, he has proven to be Mahomes’ toughest opponent in the AFC and his talent level should keep Cincy in contention provided he is on the field. The Los Angeles Rams could also be a sneaky bet at 35/1. Although Matthew Stafford is getting older, he can still play at a high level and the front office has shown they can add high-impact contributors on day one via the draft. They also have about $35.3 million in cap space this offseason to bolster the roster as well.