Saints emerge as Super Bowl favorites in crowded NFC at season’s quarter mark

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The New Orleans Saints have re-emerged as favorites to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIV next February at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

The latest odds from show that New Orleans’ big win over Dallas Sunday night has once again made the Saints odds-on favorites to play in Super Bowl LIV.

The Saints opened the season as favorites, but their Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams caused their odds to plummet. Two big wins over Seattle and Dallas have changed all that, however.

Here’s a look at the top favorites on the NFC side to make Super Bowl LIV.

  • Saints: 10-1
  • Eagles: 12-1
  • Cowboys: 12-1
  • Bears: 16-1
  • Rams: 16-1
  • Packers: 16-1
  • 49ers: 22-1

Clearly, the NFC is extremely crowded at the top with no team truly taking command as the clear-cut top team in the conference. Likely, the playoff picture will remain muddy throughout the season.

What’s truly remarkable about the Saints being seen as favorites is that they are currently without Drew Brees. Teddy Bridgewater has done enough to lead the team to two wins the past couple of weeks, and the defense has stepped up in a huge way.

Over on the AFC side, things are a lot more illuminated. The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots are heavy favorites to win the AFC Championship Game and make it to Super Bowl LIV, with New England currently having a slight edge over Kansas City.

  • Patriots: 7-2
  • Chiefs: 5-1

The closest team to either of these is the Los Angeles Chargers, which currently have 28-1 odds to make it to Super Bowl LIV.