It was nearly six months ago that Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walked away as the victors over the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl 55. Fast forward today and training camps are set to begin, meaning that we’re that much closer to the start of the 2021 NFL season and finding out who’ll play in and win Super Bowl 56.
Despite winning this past championship, the Buccaneers are not being favored to repeat as champions. Instead, BetOnline is favoring the Chiefs to win their second Super Bowl in three seasons at +500 odds. Even after last season’s loss, it shouldn’t be surprising to see Kansas City being held in this regard.
The Chiefs have consistently been one of the best teams in the league ever since Patrick Mahomes began hitting his stride with his 2018 MVP campaign. The team still has elite offensive talents around him like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, while the defense has been improving with each passing season. Considering there aren’t too many elite teams in the AFC, the Chiefs’ path to at least playing in Super Bowl 56 is pretty clear. If they make it to the championship game, you can bet that they’ll do what they can to ensure that they aren’t held to just 9 points again like they were when they played the Buccaneers in Tampa.
Look for the Chiefs to go on a revenge tour in 2021.
Super Bowl 56 Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, July 23
- Kansas City Chiefs (+500)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+600)
- Buffalo Bills (+1200)
- Los Angeles Rams (+1400)
- San Francisco 49ers (+1400)
- Baltimore Ravens (+1600)
- Cleveland Browns (+1600)
- Green Bay Packers (+1600)
- Seattle Seahawks (+2000)
- Dallas Cowboys (+2500)
- Indianapolis Colts (+2500)
- New England Patriots (+2500)
Complete Super Bowl 56 odds list available at BetOnline.ag.
Buccaneers Championship Odds
The Buccaneers (+600) have a chance to join the history books if they can win Super Bowl 56. After all, only a handful of teams have won back-to-back championships in NFL history. In fact, the last one to do it happens to be the Brady-led New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. The fact that the soon-to-be 44-year-old quarterback has the chance to accomplish the feat again nearly 20 years later is pretty impressive.
While some teams completely restructured their rosters over the offseason, the Buccaneers managed to bring back most of the players from their championship-winning squad. With how good they looked last season, it’s not unfathomable to imaging similar success. After all, Brady isn’t slowing down judging by how he threw for 40 touchdowns and over 4,000 passing yards last season. Combine that with the best trio of wide receivers in the NFL and one of the top defenses, and it’s looking like a Super Bowl 56 victory is within the realm of possibility.
Is This the Bills’ Year?
The Buffalo Bills haven’t been to a Super Bowl since they lost four in a row in the early 90s. In fact, last season was the first time that they made it to a conference championship game since then. However, on the back of last season’s success, the Bills now have +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 56.
QB Josh Allen truly broke out last season, throwing for career-highs in passing yards (4,544) and touchdowns (37). A lot of this has to do with his chemistry with Stefon Diggs, who led the league with 1,535 receiving yards. Now that they’ve added pieces on both sides of the ball over the offseason, this could be the Bills’ best shot at a Super Bowl appearance (and victory) in nearly 30 years. As mentioned before, the AFC doesn’t have a lot of championship contenders, so now’s the perfect time for Buffalo to leave its mark.