Super Bowl Favorites for 2015
Soon the 2015 NFL regular season will come to a close, the postseason will start soon after and twelve teams will play in hopes of reaching the Super Bowl and taking him the Lombardi Trophy at the start of February. Of course, there are a certain number of teams who are listed to be favorites as far as the playoffs go.
The New England Patriots are and have been favorites for making it to the postseason and even the Super Bowl for a long time. Being the reigning Super Bowl champions, much is expected of them this year and with a sound win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night, the Patriots have already clinched a playoff berth. The team also holds the AFC’s best record at 11-2, meaning they’ll be the number one playoff seed. Much of this is due to Tom Brady, who is having another terrific year with him throwing 33 touchdowns to six interceptions.
The Carolina Panthers are a surprise team this year, given that they are the only undefeated team in the entire NFL, boasting a perfect 13-0 record. In addition, they also have a first-round bye for the playoffs and have pretty much locked up their division after thoroughly trouncing the rival Atlanta Falcons in a 38-0 win on Sunday. Anyone who’s into football betting would never have imagined Cam Newton being in the discussion for MVP of the year, after hurling 3 touchdowns in the win and notching 28 for the season, which is a career high for him.
Continuing with the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks are once again in prime position to head into the playoffs and make a deep run. Though the Seahawks have had a few setbacks earlier on, the two-time defending NFC champions are still in the middle of the wild card race, in fact they hold the 5th seed overall and boast an 8-5 record. While their defense has played stellar football, quarterback Russell Wilson has been phenomenal, throwing a whopping 13 touchdowns in his last three games. Wilson just recently put on a five touchdown game when his team visited the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday.
Anyone who’s into betting on the NFL can clearly see that the Arizona Cardinals are all but assured to win the NFC West division this year. The Cardinals, who sit at 11-2 on the year, just came off a win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night, and Carson Palmer, who is also in the MVP discussion, looks ready to take the team further.
The Green Bay Packers have been in the playoffs each year for the last six years, and won a Super Bowl in the process. Aaron Rodgers and the 9-4 Packers are at the top of the NFC North now but face a fairly tough schedule, with the Raiders, Cardinals and Vikings next.