The Philadelphia Eagles are hot right now. The underdogs have been top dogs this season as they go 6-0 into their bye week before they take on a number of contenders they can demolish.
As the sole undefeated team in the NFL, their continued success has caused their Super Bowl stock to drastically change. Prior to the 2022 season, the Birds entered with +2200 odds. Now, they sit at +550 as the second-favorite team to make it to the big game.
2022 SEASON SUPER BOWL ODDS
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the top-five teams are becoming clearer as the league finishes up Week 7.
- Buffalo Bills: +275
- Philadelphia Eagles: +550
- Kansas City Chiefs: +800
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +900
- San Francisco 49ers: +1600
With two AFC and three NFC teams filling out the top spots, none of the teams are part of the same division.
The Buffalo Bills are currently 5-1, and are looking for a comeback after falling short in 2021. The team already put the hardest part of their schedule behind them, playing four of their first six games on the road. Though their secondary has been hit hard with injuries, they have the 10th-easiest schedule left, including home-field advantage in the playoffs.
The Kansas City Chiefs, now 4-2, owe their success to the offense. With the loss of Tyreek Hill (to the Miami Dolphins), the Chiefs still rank sixth in yards per play (5.9). At the start of the season, they had one of the hardest schedules, and are still looking to enhance their team before the end of the trade deadline.
Tampa Bay is clearly not a great team this year, but is there ever a season where Tom Brady isn’t a favorite? Despite going through his own personal issues, the quarterback stated last week that he isn’t retiring anytime soon. Without Gronk, the Buccaneers are 3-3.
Also sitting at 3-3 are the San Francisco 49ers, but things may change rather quickly. With their most recent trade for Christian McCaffrey, San Fran’s offense will likely set fire to the rest of the league. McCaffrey has the highest-average receiving yards per game (42.17) among running backs since 2017. Just three days after joining his new team, McCaffrey and the 49ers will play the Chiefs on Sunday, as they look to better their Super Bowl odds.
THE EAGLES LOOK FOR A SUPER BOWL WIN x 2
With six consecutive wins this season, the Eagles have only accomplished this two other times before. In 1981, and in 2004 when Philadelphia’s season ended in the Super Bowl, losing to the New England Patriots.
But, the Eagles have reached outstanding feats this time around.
Climbing from +4000 odds in the preseason, to +2200 prior to Week 1, the Eagles are now +550. With one of the easiest schedules remaining, they are also favorites to take over the NFC East, ahead of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles are now in their bye week, as they prepare to return for a long stretch of games, including four divisional matchups. Week 8 will be played at Lincoln Financial Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 30.