Cincinnati Bengals have second-worst Super Bowl odds after Week 2
After dropping to 1-1 on the year, the Cincinnati Bengals find themselves with +25000 odds to win the Super Bowl this season. These are the second-worst odds and the only teams with worse odds are the Jaguars, Jets, Lions, and Texans, who are all tied with +50000, per WynnBET.
No one is surprised about this considering the Bengals won just four games last year and play in one of the toughest divisions in the entire league. That right there makes it difficult to win double-digit games and vie for a playoff spot.
Cincinnati got off to a good start in Week 1, winning 27-24 against the Vikings in overtime but their Week 2 performance left a lot to be desired. It’s felt like Zac Taylor has taken a conservative approach in order to prevent any chance of Joe Burrow getting injured.
While losing Burrow would be costly, it’ll be hard to win games if the offense isn’t firing on all cylinders. The reason the Bengals spent the fifth overall pick on Ja’Marr Chase is to open up this offense and put up points every week, but that hasn’t been what’s happened so far.
Cincinnati Bengals don’t have good odds to win the Super Bowl.
While I don’t feel the Bengals are one of the worst teams in the league, it’s hard to fault the oddsmakers for putting them with such high odds. Taylor has won just seven games during his three seasons at the helm and at times, it looks like the moment is too big for him, as he makes some really dumb decisions.
No one in the Queen City thought the Bengals would be a Super Bowl contender this year so the odds don’t come as a shock whatsoever. We’ll see if the odds change at all over the next few weeks regarding Cincy’s chance to win it all.