Despite losing two straight, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still the current favorites to win the Super Bowl. It just goes to show you can truly count out the Buccaneers.
In the NFL, the phrase “any given Sunday“ is thrown around fairly often. The 1999 film of the same name certainly helps, but it really has to do with the fact that I’m literally any week any team can beat any team regardless of how good or bad they may be.
The NFL is the ultimate parity league, and this year that point has been exacerbated. Any time one team looks good, they come crashing back down to earth the next week. The Buccaneers are no exception, despite bring back all 22 starters and some change from the 2020 season Super Bowl championship roster.
Going into the bye, the Bucs were defeated in New Orleans by a Saints team lead by Jameis Winston at one point and Trevor Siemian in the next. After the bye, they were defeated by the Washington football team. Suffice to say, nobody really saw that coming. It just goes to show that in the NFL, nobody really knows what will happen each week. That is of course, with the exception of Vegas. They always seem to know somehow.
With all that said, Caesars Sportsbook put out their updated Super Bowl odds, and wouldn’t you know it the Buccaneers are at the top of the list with odds of +600. This is tied for the best with the Buffalo Bills, who themselves we’re nearly blanked by the Jacksonville Jaguars a couple weeks back.
Rounding at the top ten are the Los Angeles Rams at +800, the Green Bay Packers at +900, Dallas Cowboys at +1000, Arizona Cardinals also at +1000, the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs at +1100, the Baltimore Ravens at +1300, and finally the New England Patriots at +2500. Given how all these teams have looked, for good or bad, it should speak volumes at the Buccaneers are still tied for the top spot.
Despite the speculation that the Buccaneers are in trouble, much like the Patriots would be in trouble in years past after losing a couple regular season games, when Tom Brady is your team’s quarterback, you are not only never out of it, but are always favorites to win the whole shebang.
These odds will of course shuffle and re-shuffle as the season goes on, but don’t expect the Buccaneers to fall too far down the list. If they do, throw the mortgage on them to win the whole thing, responsibly of course.