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Challengers to the L.A. Rams for Super Bowl 57

by Michael Hanich | August 3, 2022 at 9:12 a.m.

Week one of the 2022 NFL Season doesn't start on September 8; it starts on the first day of Training Camps. Teams look to fill out their 53-man roster with reliable players they can trust to get them into contention for a Super Bowl title. All 32 teams have a legitimate shot of contending for the Super Bowl 57, but very few have a realistic shot.

The reigning Super Bowl champs in the Los Angeles Rams, the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers are teams that immediately come into consideration for contention for Super Bowl 57. There are, however, several other teams that make a legitimate case for the top contender for a Super Bowl title.

The Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have enough talent to compete for a Super Bowl run. These teams are led by talented quarterbacks and a reliable offense, but their defense had been called in question either in the past or this off-season. The Rams are certainly a team that could repeat as Super Bowl champs as they return quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Cooper Kupp and defensive tackle Aaron Donald. They are, however, vulnerable as they lost their veterans and offensive linemen to free agency or retirement. This opens the door for Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Green Bay, or Dallas to make their case for Super Bowl 57.

According to BetOnline, the Buffalo Bills have the best odds at +550 to win Super Bowl 57. One of the biggest indications for their potential Super Bowl title is that the Bills are a complete team on both sides of the field. Offensively, the bills will be led by quarterback Josh Allen and two-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Buffalo is returning many of their star playmakers that help the defense rank 1st in the league in points allowed per game (17) and total yards allowed per game (272.9). They are arguably the complete team in the NFL.

According to BetOnline, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the 2nd best odds to win the Super Bowl at +850. Those odds rose throughout this off-season when 15-time Pro-Bowl quarterback Tom Brady came out of retirement on March 13. They did suffer a significant setback when they lost their starting center and Ryan Jensen this past Thursday with a knee injury for potentially the entire season. The buccaneers still have a high-caliber offense and great defense that can lead them to remain favorites in the NFC.

The team with the third-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 are the Kansas City Chiefs, led by four-time Pro-Bowl quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The defense will need a new leader as Tyrann Matthieu is no longer on the team as he left via free agency. The Chiefs also traded their explosive wide receiver in Tyreek Hill. They did, however, add some reliable added high caliber receivers and Juju-Smith Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. They are not up to the level as a whole would have provided as individuals, but they can provide some impact left by Hill.

The Green Bay Packers have the 4th best odds to win Super Bowl and the 2nd from the NFC at +1200. Green Bay will be serious playoff contenders due to the two-time NFL MVP in quarterback Aaron Rodgers. While the Packers have Rodgers, they will miss their five-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver in Devante Adams. The Packers' offense will likely struggle off the bat due to the loss of Adams and not finding an immediate replacement. The saving point in their team will likely be their defense which will look to get better with their two first-round defensive players acquired in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Dallas Cowboys have the 12th best odds for the Super Bowl title and the Indianapolis Colts, according to BetOnline at +2500. The Cowboys are facing a significant battle in replacing many key players, including two wide receivers gone via free agency and trade and some outside pass rushers like Randy Gregory. They also did not fix some of their main position needs through free agency and barely impacted the 2022 NFL Draft. To make matters worse for the passing offense, they may have veteran James Washington with a serious ankle injury, according to team reports. Dallas does play in one of the worst divisions in the league in the NFC East, with only the Philadelphia Eagles being the only other primary contenders. The Eagles are at +3300 to win Super Bowl, according to BetOnline.

Print Headline: Challengers to the L.A. Rams for Super Bowl 57

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