The Indianapolis Colts are the 3-1 favorites in NFL preseason betting to win the AFC while the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints are each 5-1 to win the NFC.
NFL preseason odds list a few teams as serious Super Bowl contenders. The favorites in the AFC are Indianapolis, San Diego, New England, the New York Jets and Baltimore. The Colts are favored to win the AFC at 3-1 while the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots are 5-1. The New York Jets are 5.5 to 1 while the Baltimore Ravens are 6-1. There are a few teams that are given a chance to surprise in the AFC in 2010. The Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers are Cincinnati Bengals are all about 10-1 to win the AFC. Teams just outside those that have a chance are Cincinnati, Tennessee and Denver. They are in the 15-1 to 20-1 range. The long shots are the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.
The NFC is led by the Dallas Cowboys and the defending Super Bowl champion Saints who are both 5-1 in NFL preseason odds to win the NFC. They are followed closely by Green Bay and Minnesota at 6-1. The dark horse candidates in the NFC are the New York Giants at 20-1, the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers at 12-1, the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins at 15-1, the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers at 20-1 and the Seattle Seahawks at 23-1. The long shots are the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 72-1 and the Detroit Lions at 75-1.
The Cowboys are the pick by many in NFL preseason betting to win the NFC but other than adding Dez Bryant in the draft, the team didn’t do much to improve in the off-season and they are still coached by Wade Phillips. The NFC has a lot more teams that could contend than the AFC. There are only three teams that you can’t realistically make a case for in the NFC as St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Detroit don’t look very good but even the Lions shouldn’t totally be dismissed with all of the off-season improvements they have made.