The first major Sunday of the NFL season is only two weeks away, but the public is already heavily backing the Kansas City Chiefs at +500 odds and the Tampa Bay Bucs at +600 to win Super Bowl 56.

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Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs remains cool in the pocket against the Tampa Bay Bucs pass rush. (Image: Mike Ehrmann/Getty)

Tom Brady and the Bucs defeated Patrick Mahomes in the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, but if you follow the money, the public expects both teams will meet again in Super Bowl 56.

Super Bowl 56 Odds Update
  • Kansas City Chiefs +500
  • Tampa Bay Bucs +600
  • Buffalo Bills +1000
  • Green Bay Packers +1300
  • Baltimore Ravens +1400
  • San Francisco 49ers +1400
  • LA Rams +1400
  • Cleveland Browns +1600
  • Seattle Seahawks +2000
  • New Orleans Saints +3000
  • LA Chargers +3000
  • Tennessee Titans +3000
  • Dallas Cowboys +3500
  • Indianapolis Colts +3500
  • New England Patriots +3500
  • Miami Dolphins +3500
  • Denver Broncos +4500
  • Arizona Cardinals +4500
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +4500
  • Washington Football Team +5000
  • Minnesota Vikings +5000
  • Chicago Bears +6500
  • Atlanta Falcons +8000
  • NY Giants +8000
  • Carolina Panthers +9000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +10000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +10000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +13000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +150000
  • NY Jets +15000
  • Detroit Lions +20000
  • Houston Texans +30000

Brady and the Bucs were able to fly under the radar for most of the 2020 season before getting hot at the right time in the playoffs to run the table and win Super Bowl 55. As defending champions, Brady and the Bucs have a target on their backs. With everyone gunning for them, there’s never going to be an easy game on their schedule.

Super Bowl 56: Second-tier odds

Favorites aside, can anyone in the second tier of NFL teams win Super Bowl 56? If these second-tier teams stay healthy, they can put themselves in a good position to win the championship if the Bucs and Chiefs falter or struggle with injuries to key starters.

Oddsmakers set the win totals for these teams between 10 and 11 games in a newly-minted 17-game season. The Buffalo Bills have a win total of 11 games. If you listen to the Bills Mafia, then the Bills will win 14 games in 2021. Will the league catch up to Josh Allen, who had a phenomenal season last year?

The Baltimore Ravens boast a win total of 11 victories, but they might be without starting running back JK Dobbins, who went down in the opening drive of last night’s preseason game.

The NFC West has three good teams, but the LA Rams and San Francisco 49ers both have a win total of 10.5, while the Seattle Seahawks are 10 o/u. The Rams added Sony Michel in a trade with the New England Patriots to bolster their backfield.

Aaron Rodgers will play his final season in Green Bay, so will it be a Last Dance situation where everyone rallies together for a championship run? Or will it be a free-for-all with every man for himself?

Of the second-tier teams, the Bills have the best odds at +1000 to win Super Bowl 56. The Packers are right behind at +1300 odds for Rodgers’ swan song. The Ravens, 49ers, and Rams are all clustered together at +1400 odds to win Super Bowl 56.

Theme from the bottom

Avoid the bottom feeders like the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

Oddsmakers set the Texans’ win total at four. The inept front office is finally warming up to a Deshaun Watson trade, but their asking price is ridiculous with three first-round picks and a pair of second-rounders in exchange for a disgruntled quarterback with legal problems.

The LOL Jets like what they see from rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, but their defense is shredded due to injuries to starters such as Ted Lawson, Vinny Curry, and Jarrad Davis.

Trevor Lawrence, the #1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft from the Jacksonville Jaguars, finally got the starting nod for Week 1, but he’s got a shoddy offensive line. The Jags also lost Lawrence’s buddy and former Clemson teammate Travis Etienne to a Lisfranc foot injury. The Jags also traded Gardner Minshew to the Philadelphia Eagles, so it’s Lawrence or bust in Jacksonville.