Super Bowl odds 2022: Packers, Chiefs open playoffs as favorites to win Super Bowl 56

It’s that easy, the NFL’s first 18-week regular season has come to an end. The 2022 NFL playoffs are here and Super Bowl 56 is just around the corner.

There are 14 teams participating in the 2022 postseason, and the battles to represent the AFC and NFC in the Super Bowl seem open. The 2021 NFL season was unpredictable, until the Colts’ Week 18 loss to the Jaguars, so we could see more major upsets as the playoffs roll in.

Since there is no clear pecking order among the top contenders this year, sportsbooks appear to be relying on a key factor to help determine favorites. It’s the quarterback position. Teams with home-court advantage and quality quarterbacks appear to be gaining an advantage in the 2022 NFL postseason. Hence, the Packers (Aaron Rodgers), Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes), Buccaneers (Tom Brady) and Bills (Josh Allen) opened the postseason as the four favorites to reach the Super Bowl.

Here’s an in-depth look at how the odds of winning Super Bowl 56 shake up as the 2022 NFL postseason rolls around.

Odds of the Super Bowl 2022

The Packers have become the new Super Bowl favorites. This is not a surprise, as Aaron Rodgers has featured another MVP-caliber season and led Green Bay to a 13-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

The Chiefs, who were favorites for most of the offseason and leading up to the season, have climbed back up to No. 2. They started the year slowly, going 4-4 ​​in their first eight games, but won. eight straight games after that and they finished the season with a 12-5 record.

Kansas City is the AFC favorite, but not the conference’s top seed. That right belongs to the Titans, who also finished the year 12-5. Despite its position at the top of the AFC, Tennessee’s Super Bowl odds are only +850 compared to +500 for Kansas City.

Below is a full look at the odds for Super Bowl 56, via FanDuel bookmaker.

Team Odd
packers +380
bosses +500
buccaneers +750
Invoices +750
titans +850
rams +950
Cowboys +1100
cardinals +1700
patriots +1700
Bengals +2100
49ers +3100
Chargers +3400
Eagles +5000
assailants +7000
steelers +7000

The best bets of the Super Bowl 2022

Best Betting Favorite: Chiefs

The Chiefs started the season slowly, but they have figured things out in recent weeks. No, his offense isn’t as explosive as it used to be, but with Chris Jones playing on the inside defensive line rather than the edge, his stopping unit has been significantly better. That will give them one of the most balanced teams of the postseason.

Kansas City’s road to the Super Bowl is slightly less daunting than initially anticipated, thanks to a wild-card showdown with the Steelers. The team will still need to beat the Bills, Bengals and Titans to win, but as long as Patrick Mahomes is healthy, they are a threat to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs have the second-lowest odds, making them a decent value compared to the Packers.

Best Mid-Tier Value Pick: Titans

The Titans aren’t getting enough love. They have been one of the best and most consistent teams in the NFL this season, but they have only +850 odds on FanDuel. They will need to win just twice to get to the Super Bowl thanks to their first-round layoff and are expected to win back Derrick Henry for the Divisional Round if all goes well.

Tennessee is a different team with Henry as he will make their offense more efficient than it has been with D’Onte Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard leading the way. Their defense has also been solid, and their passer pressure could unnerve some of the opponents they will face.

Are the Titans better than the Chiefs? Probably not, but they are well trained and have done well against top-tier teams this year, posting an 8-3 record against winning teams. They seem poised to compete in the postseason, so feel free to play with them in the unpredictable AFC.

Best underdog bet: 49ers

The 49ers don’t have many weaknesses. We can argue all day about whether or not Jimmy Garoppolo is a franchise quarterback, but the fact is, he has led his team to a Super Bowl before. Outside of him, the team’s biggest problem is at cornerback, but some of its younger players, like third-round rookie Ambry Thomas, have stepped up in recent weeks.

Everywhere, the Niners look strong. They have many offensive weapons in Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk, and Elijah Mitchell. His defense is also strong and his passer pressure, led by Nick Bosa, will have a chance to shake up even the likes of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

Are the 49ers likely to have a Super Bowl run? No, but at 31 to 1 odds, they are an excellent value pick. They will face the Cowboys in the first round of the postseason and given how the Cowboys offense has looked lately against healthy defenses, the 49ers should have a chance to eliminate them. If they can do that, maybe there could be a surprise race in the Super Bowl.

Team to avoid: Packers

Look, I get it: The Packers have been the most consistent team in the NFL this season. They have a 13-4 record and two of their losses came when Jordan Love started or played at least half of the game for the team. Why would you bet against Aaron Rodgers considering how he’s been playing?

Well this is less about fading Rodgers and more about the worthlessness we’re getting in Green Bay. They are only +380 to win the Super Bowl. Those are the lowest odds on the board and while they should be the favorites to win the NFC, that doesn’t mean they will.

The Packers will get a goodbye, but then they will have a daunting road to the Super Bowl, as wild card teams in the NFC are stronger than those in the AFC. They will have to face the Rams, Cardinals, 49ers or Eagles in the Divisional Round. If they pass that test, Tom Brady or the Cowboys could be on deck.

Again, the Packers should win those games, but their opponents are tougher than the ones the Chiefs and Titans will face in the AFC. As such, the Packers are probably best avoided for now.