The 2022 NFL regular season is reaching its climax which is now leaving many fans to question as to which teams are emerging as major contenders to compete for the prestigious Vince Lombardi trophy at Superbowl LVII.
There are not many sporting events that draw in crowds, viewing numbers or overall hype in comparison to the fabled Superbowl game which ranks amongst the most widely broadcasted events for all worldwide audiences.
Only the very best names from the NFL are capable of mounting a challenge for a spot in the Superbowl game with many fans often contemplating on which teams are truly ranked amongst the league’s elite.
These are the top franchises who are expected to contend for the Superbowl this year according to the latest NFL odds presented on the BetUS sportsbook:
Amongst all competing NFL clubs, the Bills have been touted as the quintessential favorite to win their first ever Vince Lombardi trophy in franchise history later this season.
The Bills are banking on the success of their star-studded Quarterback Josh Allen who has remained heavily involved in the regular season MVP race as well as many fans now often touting Allen as one of the league’s very best players.
Allen’s link-up play with All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs has kept the Bills atop of the AFC East and in the first seed of the conference with the Offensive Line also impressing between the trenches.
Despite the Bills losing former Superbowl MVP Von Miller on the defensive end for the prolonged future after suffering a torn ACL, the Bills defense still remains amongst the league’s elite which has left many to rank the Bills as the top contender for a place in the Superbowl.
Kansas City Chiefs:
The Chiefs have retained their status as Superbowl contenders in the years following their championship lifting season back at Superbowl LIV, with the two-time winners also returning back to the grandest stage the following year and a further appearance in the AFC Championship game the year after.
The driving force behind the Chiefs overwhelming years of success has mainly come in the form of former league MVP Patrick Mahomes who has continuously elevated his game to an elite level despite the departure of superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill in the summer.
Despite the loss of Hill, the Chiefs still claim the service of Tight End Travis Kelce, an excellent O-Line, a promising run game and a remarkable defensive line that has kept the Chiefs ranked amongst the very best in all the latest NFL power rankings,
The Eagles currently occupy the best record in the NFL and following on from their Week 14 48-22 victory over their NFC East divisional rivals, the New York Giants, Philly are also the first team to have booked their spot in the postseason.
With an elite defensive lineup and a devasting offensive setup, catered around QB Jalen Hurts and WR A.J. Brown, the Eagles have emerged as a major contender to earn a place in the Superbowl later this season as they look to claim the franchises’ second Vince Lombardi trophy.
Jalen Hurts has also developed into a potential regular season MVP candidate thanks to his immense play as his team’s main offensive threat, with the Eagles O-Line also ranking amongst the league’s elite.
San Francisco 49ers:
While the 49ers are still suffering from various deficiencies at QB, especially given Jimmy Garoppolo’s recent injury against the Miami Dolphins being a major setback, this is still a very well-rounded roster featuring a number of immense Pro Bowl talent.
The Niners acquired All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers before the trade deadline in an effort to contribute towards an already stacked offensive roster featuring WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle.
Defensively, the Niners are also an imposing force with their star asset DE Nick Bosa leading the NFL in sacks with 14.5 for the season as the Niners have retained their status as one of the league’s most feared teams on defense.
The Bengals shocked the entire world last season following on from their unexpected journey to the Superbowl after an upset victory over Kansas City in the AFC Championship game.
Following on from a relatively slow and uninspiring start to the new season, the Bengals have returned back to winning form after another win against the Chiefs in week 13 before a decisive 23-10 showing against their AFC North and inner state rivals, the Cleveland Browns, the following game week.
Despite the obvious concerns residing in the Bengals’ offensive line, QB Joe Burrow and his long-time WR teammate Ja’Marr Chase have kept the Bengals offence working fully in tandem.
The Bengals are aiming to make a returning trip to this year’s rendition of the Superbowl in Glendale, Arizona, with their recent run of form inspiring a number of Bengals’ faithful to believe that maybe that illusive championship will finally reside in Cincinnati.