Super Bowl 57 odds, futures: Cowboys, Steelers top sleeper bets to reach, win 2023 Super Bowl

Super Bowl 56 is in the books with the Rams beating the Bengals to kick off 2022 in the NFL. Looking back at the preseason odds for both teams before the 2021 regular season, they would have paid off nicely as respective bets to win the NFC and AFC championships.

Los Angeles was 12-1 to win the Super Bowl after trading for Matthew Stafford last season. Cincinnati was 75-1 to make the Super Bowl with Joe Burrow coming off a major knee injury.

With futures betting back to being the main focus of the NFL action now, it’s time to find some value picks ahead of the 2022 season. Based on the NFL Futures board at Sports Interaction, here are the sleeper teams to target early for winning the NFC or AFC and Super Bowl 57:

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Best NFC sleeper bets for Super Bowl 57

Packers (13-1 to win NFC, 16-1 to win Super Bowl)

There’s some uncertainty over the future of Aaron Rodgers, which is why the Broncos, with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as head coach, are 11-1 to win the AFC and 20-1 to win the Super Bowl. Those surprise odds are tied no doubt to rumors Rodgers opting for Denver.

But expect Green Bay to do everything it can to stick with Rodgers for at least one more season after three consecutive 13-win campaigns with him under Matt LaFleur. Take advantage of the Packers’ lower number while you can, as they remain a strong overall team in the wide-open, weaker NFC. They are better positioned to finish a run with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers out of the picture.

Cowboys (15-1 to win NFC, 18-1 to win Super Bowl)

There’s the Packers getting a break with the Bucs. It will be challenging for the Rams to return to the Super Bowl and the 49ers, who upset the Cowboys in the wild-card round, will be undergoing a quarterback transition to second-year QB Trey Lance.

Dallas didn’t lose key coaches and can also fortify player personnel. Dak Prescott will be more dangerous and the defense is a big-play group. Like the Packers, they offer great value as a team ready to bust through big time.

Vikings (20-1 to win NFC, 51-1 to win Super Bowl)

The Sean McVay coaching tree is on fire after Super Bowl 56 after his Rams beat Zac Taylor’s Bengals. His former offensive coordinator, Kevin O’Connell, is now coaching in Minnesota, which puts that team immediately on the radar.

The Vikings need some defensive rebuilding but their offense is loaded for O’Connell around Cousins ​​and should get more skill position help for Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. They also lost a lot of close games in 2021 to think the wins can come with better situational coaching.

Commanders (20-1 to win NFC, 56-1 to win Super Bowl)

New real football team name, new outlook on contention? Perhaps.

But coach Ron Rivera, who took his Panthers team to Super Bowl 50 after the 2015 season, can’t be ruled out to finally put the talented defense together into a championship-level unit with Chase Young returning. Washington also can land a rookie QB who can pay immediate dividends in an offense where he’s supported by Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson, Logan Thomas and others.

There was no original intention to pick two teams each from the NFC North and NFC East, but that’s where the best values ​​can be found away from the mighty NFC West and meek NFC South.

Best AFC sleeper bets for Super Bowl 57

Ravens (11-1 to win AFC, 21-1 to win Super Bowl)

Lamar Jackson and Baltimore just went through an injury-riddled non-playoff season, stamped by issues in both backfields. There was also an unusual combination of struggles from the defensive front seven and offensive line, two things that been signature Ravens strengths over the years with John Harbaugh.

The Ravens know they have an MVP QB when he’s on point passing and running and Jackson should be even more into the groove in Greg Roman’s offense. The running game also will love having JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards back. Just behind the favorites that include the Chiefs, Bills and Bengals, the Ravens are worth targeting.

Chargers (13-1 to win AFC, 21-1 to win Super Bowl)

The Chargers just missed the playoffs behind the Chiefs in 2021. They have to be mentioned because of having an elite young gun QB in Justin Herbert and a coach associated with McVay in Brandon Staley. Herbert in the tournament would be scary, because he can got hot and carry the team with a little more offseason help.

The other Los Angeles team needs to fix the glaring weakness of run defense. But the young talent and veteran pop helps the Chargers profile as being only a few pieces away.

Patriots (13-1 to win AFC, 22-1 to win Super Bowl

Remember when the Patriots were the No. 1 seed and may thought Bill Belichick would pull it off and get them back to the Super Bowl on the strengths of the defense on the running game? There was even talk of setting up a Brady and Buccaneers battle.

New England couldn’t get past Buffalo, however, that the AFC powerhouse right there in the East is a massive obstacle. But Belichick’s six-ring history can’t be ignored, much like it factored in picking Mike McCarthy, Rivera and Harbaugh to get back to the Super Bowl.

Steelers (30-1 to win AFC, 47-1 to win Super Bowl)

Speaking of rings, Mike Tomlin has one, too. The Steelers have been one of the more consistent winning and playoff teams during his era of coaching. Another big part of the success is constant smart team reloading by GM Kevin Colbert.

The Steelers have a big void at QB without Big Ben Roethlisberger and also need to badly fix their offensive line. They also had an awful run defense in 2021 that took away from their pass-rushing and coverage prowess powered by Sporting News NFL Defensive Player of the Year TJ Watt.

But should Pittsburgh hit on the right QB young or old with a few blocking upgrades, watch out, given its established top offensive skill weapons. Defensively, expect the interior to be addressed.

The Bengals came through out of the North into Super Bowl 56. That makes it a great place to look for value in either the Ravens or Steelers, the most appealing longshot on the board.

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