Atlanta Falcons still have tough Super Bowl odds


The Atlanta Falcons may have made some major improvements this offseason, but not many expect them to be able to push for a Super Bowl victory in 2015.

Two months ago, Bovada gave the Falcons 40/1 odds of winning Super Bowl 50 in Levi’s Stadium. Ahead of training camp, the Dirty Birds have been given the same odds

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Green Bay has become narrow favorites to win their first world championship since 2010 at 6/1, while Seattle sits second at 13/2. New England, the reigning champions, are fourth behind Indianapolis at 9/1.

Also sitting at 40/1 are the Falcons’ division rivals, the Saints and Panthers. The NFC South is incredibly wide open, and really a case can be made for all three teams to host a playoff game.

Atlanta, New Orleans and Carolina are all given a 22/1 chance of winning the NFC, while the Buccaneers are down at 40/1, which suggests there isn’t much belief Jameis Winston will automatically make this team championship contenders.

Realistically, we know the Falcons’ chances of winning the Super Bowl are slim. In a stacked NFC, teams like the Packers, Seahawks and Cowboys are strong and poised to fight it out for a place in the big game next February.

What’s more interesting to look out for is the NFC South odds. As you can expect, it’s tight.

NFC South odds
Atlanta Falcons: +200
Carolina Panthers: +200
New Orleans Saints: +250
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +750

Odds to win the Super Bowl
Minnesota Vikings 33/1
San Francisco 49ers 33/1
Atlanta Falcons 40/1
Carolina Panthers 40/1
Detroit Lions 40/1
New Orleans Saints 40/1
Chicago Bears 50/1

So what do you think, Falcons fans? Are these odds fair, or do you think Atlanta could be slipping under the radar? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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