I know, I know. The upcoming regular season isn’t even here yet but we’re talking about the Super Bowl. You know, the biggest championship game in all of sports that crowns a champion that has gone the entire distance. When it comes to the New Orleans Saints in achieving such glory, their latest odds aren’t all that bad.
As per FanDuel, they have the Saints winning Super Bowl LVII at 40 to 1 odds. Even their prediction for how many wins they’ll have in 2022 is modest at 8.5. Sure, the Saints barely missed the NFL Playoffs last season with a record of 9-8, second in the NFC South, but they should still be considered a playoff-contending team.
If the Saints can stay relatively healthy, quarterback Jameis Winston plays successful football, and their defense continues to be their core strength of the team, they have just as much of a chance to win it all as anyone else.
FanDuel gives the New Orleans Saints 40 to 1 odds to win Super Bowl LVII
Of course, FanDuel and other sites that are predicting Super Bowl odds are factoring in last season, injuries, and the current state of the team. A huge factor is quarterback play as Winston is still a hit-or-miss under center. Sometimes he can play incredible football, score consistently, keep those chains moving, and limit his turnovers.
Other times, unfortunately, we see the other side of Winston where he’s a turnover machine, is injury prone, and can look a bit clueless on the gridiron making plays that simply make no football sense. Hopefully, we get to see the good Winston that can deliver when his team needs it most. The Saints’ defense will once again be a force to reckon with but at the end of the day, everything needs to come together if they are to make it all the way to the big game and leave victorious.
Finally, it will be very interesting to see how this team responds to a brand new head coach. Former head coach Sean Payton is enjoying retirement as now this is Dennis Allen’s ship to control. It shouldn’t be a complete shock to the team since he’s spent so many years as their defensive coordinator so hopefully, it’ll be a smooth transition to get back to playing winning, competitive football on a weekly basis. All the way from Week 1 to hopefully, representing the NFC in February.