We're just weeks away from the NFL playoffs, which can only mean one thing: You're running out of time to place bets on Super Bowl LI.
In a chaotic 2016 season, Las Vegas seems to think that the title chase is wide open — mostly. Eleven teams are listed at 25/1 odds or better to win the Super Bowl, yet none of those squads can hold a candle to the overwhelming favorites.
Here are 10 teams the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook thinks stand a chance to win the Super Bowl — plus the New England Patriots — and a quick breakdown on whether a bet makes any sense for each team.
(Odds as of Nov. 15.)
Indianapolis Colts: 25/1
Worth a bet? Honestly, I'm shocked Vegas is this bullish on the Colts. Indianapolis is 4-5 and in third place in the AFC South, yet oddsmakers have the Colts as a better bet to win the Super Bowl than the Texans and Titans, the two teams ahead of Indianapolis in the division. You should wager on the Colts only if you enjoy literally burning piles of money while people around you weep.
Arizona Cardinals: 25/1
Worth a bet? In a vacuum, you might be tempted to bet a couple bucks on the Cardinals to win a title at such lofty odds. Arizona has an impressive rushing attack and one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Unfortunately, coach Bruce Arians continues to put way too much faith in Carson Palmer, who's clearly in the final stages of his career. If the Cardinals trusted RB David Johnson instead, they'd be a sleeper Super Bowl contender.
Minnesota Vikings: 25/1
Worth a bet? Not a chance. Minnesota's beaten up, the defense has regressed, and the ol' Sam Bradford magic dried up almost overnight.
USA TODAY SportsBob Donnan
Denver Broncos: 20/1
Worth a bet? If you believe that defense truly wins championships, then put your money where your mouth is with Denver. The Broncos boast the best defense (according to DVOA) of the 11 teams on this list.
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Kansas City Chiefs: 20/1
Worth a bet? I mean ... do you really want to bet on Alex Smith to win a Super Bowl? Like, ever?
That's what I thought.
APColin E. Braley
Pittsburgh Steelers: 20/1
Worth a bet? Not quite, although this is pretty solid value with the Steelers. Their porous defense is just too much for Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and the top-10 offense to overcome.
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Atlanta Falcons: 18/1
Worth a bet? I'm certainly making a modest wager on the Falcons at this price. Not only does Atlanta have the best offense in the NFL, but also the NFC is relatively wide open — at least compared to the AFC. The Falcons absolutely could put together a few dominant performances in the playoffs on the way to a surprising Super Bowl appearance few saw coming before the season (Atlanta opened the year at 40/1 odds to win the title).
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Oakland Raiders: 16/1
Worth a bet? I picked the Raiders as my favorite preseason SB bet at 50/1, and I'm sticking with Oakland at this far slimmer payoff. Only the Raiders could win a title the same year they're making noise about moving to another city.
USA TODAY SportsKirby Lee
Seattle Seahawks: 7/1
Worth a bet? Without a doubt. We saw in Week 10 that the Seahawks can more than hang with the Patriots, and the defense should be enough to mask Seattle's struggles on the offensive line. The only reason not to put a bet on the Seahawks is if you have more faith in another NFC team, such as ...
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Dallas Cowboys: 7/1
Worth a bet? Only if you believe in destiny, since the Cowboys seem hand-picked by the football gods to have a storybook season.
Seriously, though, this is a solid price for the Cowboys. If you can stomach picking America's Team, I wouldn't discourage you from making this bet.
On top of all that ...
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New England Patriots: 7/5
Worth a bet? No, that's not a typo. At 7/5, the Patriots are almost odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl.
And that's the problem. There's no value in betting on New England, because you have to be 100 percent right to cash out on this wager. Besides, what fun is it to bet on the favorite?