NFL Teams Sportsbook Odds to End Super Bowl Dry Spell
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Arizona Cardinals are the pro football team that has gone the longest without winning an NFL championship, but in the Super Bowl era that dubious honor belongs to the New York Jets, who last won Super Bowl III in 1968 – 48 years ago. Additionally, the Cincinnati Bengals have been in two Super Bowls, but have never won one since they were enfranchised – coincidentally in 1968, too. Here are the sportsbook odds of teams who have gone at least 10 years without winning a Super Bowl to do so next season:
Indianapolis Colts +2350
As people who bet on NFL can see, the Carolina Panthers have the best sportsbook odds of the bunch of winning Super Bowl 51. And it’s no wonder, either; the Panthers last championship game appearance was in Super Bowl 50 earlier this year – which they lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos. They had previously appeared in and lost Super Bowl 38 in 2004 to the New England Patriots, 32-29. Though they have come close, they have never won the NFL title in their 21 year history. But next season could be their season; in fact, only the aforementioned Patriots have better odds. The Panthers do have Cam Newton, who picked up an MVP award on the way to leading Carolina to best regular season record of 15-1 last year, and becoming the first QB in NFL history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns and rush for 10 in the same season – as well as the only QB to ever have 300 yards passing, 5 touchdown passes, and over 100 yards rushing in a single game – in the process.
On the other side of the spectrum, fans who bet on NFL have the San Francisco 49ers, with sportsbook odds of +10000 to win SB 51. The 49ers are one of the most beloved teams in history, especially in their early 80s-late 90’s heyday – during which they won all five Super Bowls they appeared in. However, the last one was in 1995, meaning they have gone without a championship about as long as the Panthers have existed – though they came close again in 2012 when they lost Super Bowl 41 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens. Last year, San Francisco failed to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row, with a 5-11 record – finishing last in NFC West division, and next-to-last in the Conference.