5 teams most likely to win Super Bowl 56By Matt Verderame
With training camp starting across the NFL this week, let’s look a t the five best bets for teams to win Super Bowl 56.
5. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have a case to be higher on the list, but factoring in the difficulty of the NFC West is important. The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers are elite teams, while the Arizona Cardinals should fight for a playoff berth. Seattle could have a tough time being a top seed, but if it can navigate the regular season, look out. Russell Wilson is throwing to D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, while the defense is buoyed by pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap and safety Jamal Adams.
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4. Green Bay Packers
Yes, the Aaron Rodgers situation is looming, but look at the past two years. Green Bay went 13-3 each fo the past two campaigns and reached the NFC Championship Game. While All-Pro center Corey Linsley is gone to the Los Angeles Chargers via free agency, the rest of the team has largely remained intact. As long as Rodgers is outing up in green and gold, the Packers are one of the top five teams in football.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The defending champs come in third. Tampa Bay has the ultimate winner in Tom Brady, who is somehow 44 years old and going for his eighth title. However, that points to the main problem with the Bucs; age. Tampa Bay essentially brought back the entire team from a year ago, but many of the key contributors are over the age of 30 — Brady, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Lavonte David and others. If there’s a contender in the league potentially primed for some injury concerns, it’s this one.
2. Buffalo Bills
Buffalo deserves to be right towards the top. Josh Allen went from maddeningly inconsistent to an MVP-level quarterback, while receiver Stefon Diggs led the league in yards during his first year in western New York. The duo makes for a fearsome issue for opponents, while the Bills’ defense should be one of the better units in the league. With top-notch coaching and a pair of edge rushers taken in the first two rounds, Buffalo is a terrific team.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs were the best team in 2019 and then again in 2020 before injuries finally overwhelmed them in Super Bowl LV. If Kansas City can be reasonably healthy come the postseason, it’s the prohibitive favorite. The Chiefs loaded up on the offensive line with left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. left guard Joe Thuney, centers Creed Humphrey and Austin Blythe, and right guards Kyle Long and Trey Smith. If that group keeps Patrick Mahomes upright, the Chiefs will be near impossible to stop.