Super Bowl Odds Update After Big Week 2 Injury Developments

  • BetOnline has updated Super Bowl 54 odds for all 32 NFL teams following Week 2
  • New Orleans and Pittsburgh suffered devastating injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger
  • The Saints (+2000) and Steelers (+6600) title hopes are on life support as a result

In a sport where quarterback play is everything, NFL teams are only ever one injury away from being irrelevant. After an especially cruel Week 2 downed two of the league’s elder statesmen at the position, this season’s Super Bowl odds have seen their first major shakeup.

With the medical reports still rolling in, let’s look at BetOnline to see how things have changed.

ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 54

NFL Team Odds
New England Patriots +350
Kansas City Chiefs +700
Los Angeles Rams +700
Dallas Cowboys +1200
Green Bay Packers +1200
Chicago Bears +1600
Philadelphia Eagles +1600
Baltimore Ravens +2000
Los Angeles Chargers +2000
Minnesota Vikings +2000
New Orleans Saints +2000
San Francisco 49ers +2000
Seattle Seahawks +2000
Cleveland Browns +2500
Houston Texans +2500
Atlanta Falcons +3300
Buffalo Bills +5000
Indianapolis Colts +5000
Tennessee Titans +5000
Detroit Lions +6600
Pittsburgh Steelers +6600
Carolina Panthers +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars +10000
New York Jets +10000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +10000
Arizona Cardinals +12500
Denver Broncos +15000
New York Giants +15000
Oakland Raiders +15000
Cincinnati Bengals +25000
Washington Redskins +25000
Miami Dolphins +100000

SAINTS & STEELERS SUPER BOWL ODDS PLUMMET

Drew Brees’ thumb injury caused New Orleans’ Super Bowl odds to slip from 8/1 to 20/1. Whether you take the discounted price depends on if you believe they can survive six weeks with Teddy Bridgewater behind center.

Over the next month-and-a-half, the Saints will play: at Seahawks, Cowboys, Bucs, at Jags, at Bears, Cardinals. You can probably find at least three wins in there given the overall strength of their defense and Sean Payton’s ability to scheme big plays and get Teddy prepared.

The NFC South also hasn’t been too impressive as a whole, so 9-7 or 10-6 might be good enough to win the division. It’s a risky bet, but it could pay off in a big way if Brees returns after the team’s Week 9 bye week with the Saints at 4-4.

It’s a different story in Pittsburgh where Ben Roethlisberger will undergo elbow surgery and miss the rest of the season. (If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear crazy Antonio Brown chuckling in the distance).

While Big Ben’s placement Mason Rudolph performed admirably in relief (12-of-19 for 112 yards with 2 TDs), the Steelers are obviously no longer in the Super Bowl discussion.

COWBOYS & RAVENS ON THE RISE

Dak Prescott is going to be one rich man. In the midst of a contract negotiation, the 26-year-old threw three more touchdowns against the Redskins on Sunday and is quickly emerging as a MVP candidate in Kellen Moore’s new-look attack.

The Cowboys have already scored nine offensive touchdowns through two weeks; it took them until Week 6 to do that last season.

Lamar Jackson has been every bit as impressive in Baltimore. Following up his five-touchdown performance against Miami in Week 1, the former Heisman Trophy winner passed for 272 yards and two scores versus Arizona, adding 120 yards with his legs.

After facing two of the worst defenses in the NFL, the question is whether the Ravens actually have one the scariest offenses in the league or if it’s all a mirage.

All I know is that some network TV executive needs to be fired for not having Baltimore’s Week 3 game against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in primetime.

Steve Dominey

Steve has almost 15 years of experience in marketing, PR and sports television. After acquiring a Journalism degree from Carleton University, he assembled highlight packs for Canada's most-watched sports network (TSN) before transitioning to a career in communications. He describes himself as a good father, great dog owner, and mediocre gambler and husband.