Five 2015 Super Bowl Predictions That You Heard Here First!Josh Bailey
Sure, the 2015 Super Bowl is still more than six months from taking place, but NFL betting enthusiasts across the globe know that it’s never too soon to start making preparations for a brand new Super Bowl quest – even months in advance.
With that said, I’m going to make five 2015 Super Bowl predictions, that could very well help you strike pay dirt on the value-packed NFL Futures Odds long before the 2014 NFL regular season gets underway.
Okay, let’s get started with two predictions on which team will represent the mediocre AFC in next season’s title tilt.
My Top Five 2015 Super Bowl Predictions
Don’t Bet On Peyton and the Broncos To Make It To Super Bowl 49…
Peyton manning and the Denver Broncos (+650) will not…repeat…not, make it back to the Super Bowl in 2015. By now, everyone knows that it’s very tough to win consecutive Super Bowls, but it’s equally tough to reach consecutive Super Bowls, winning the game aside.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 21, 2014
Since the Super Bowl era began in 1967, only two teams that have lost the Super Bowl, have gone on to win it the following season. The first was the Dallas Cowboys, who lost Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Colts, but came back the following season to beat the up-and-coming Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. The Dolphins bounced right back to reach Super Bowl VII in 1972 where they man-handled the Washington Redskins to cap off a perfect 17-0 season, which remains the league’s only undefeated campaign.
The last team to make consecutive Super Bowl appearances was the New England Patriots in 2004-05 and prior to that, John Elway’s 1998 and 99 Denver Broncos. The Green Bay Packers also made consecutive appearances just one season prior, reaching the big dance in ’97 and ’98.
The point is…I don’t see Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos reaching the 2015 Super Bowl, although they’ll certainly be a contender in the mediocre AFC.
Do Bet On New England To Make It To Super Bowl 49!
The New England Patriots will reach Super Bowl 49 people! You heard it here first!
At a whopping (+900) the Patriots are not only a great pick to cash in on this season-long wager, but a value-packed one as well.
While Tom Brady and company have lost in each of their last two Super Bowl appearances, I like Bill Belichick to find a way to get back in the title tilt, mostly because this franchise has been a model of consistency and is…well…about due.
Pre-training camp Patriots roster projection. http://t.co/dnr0VbGHWt
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 18, 2014
The Pats have appeared in five of the last 13 Super Bowls, or an average of once every 2.6 years. New England will be another year into its ‘rebuilding’ phase and should be entering a three or four year stretch where they will contend for Super Bowls victories far more than they have since making their last appearance back in 2012.
Bet On The 49ers To Fall Short Of The NFC Title Again
Whether you like Jim Harbaugh or not, you’ve got to admire the job’s he’s done in turning a downtrodden San Francisco 49ers (+700) franchise back into a perennial powerhouse and legitimate Super Bowl contender.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 20, 2014
In three seasons at the helm, Harbaugh has led the Niners to three straight conference championship appearances, one of which vaulted them into Super Bowl 42. While San Francisco hasn’t yet made the big breakthrough that has so eluded them the past three years, the animated head coach has them primed to be contenders for years to come.
Having said that…let me also say that I do not see another appearance in the NFC title game in the future of the Niners for the 2014 season. Yes, they will contend strongly again and they very well could reach next season’s Super Bowl. However, I still think all roads will go through a hungry Seahawks team that wants to prove they’re not a one-hit wonder and I haven’t even begun talking about teams like New Orleans, Carolina or possibly Philly that could upset them as well.
Who Else Will Have Strong Showing In The NFL Playoffs?
If I had to pick three teams in the NFC that could potentially represent the conference in Super Bowl 49 over my pick, the Seattle Seahawks, I’d pick a trio of contenders that are not located on the west coast.
First, I like Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (+1200) to regain their footing a bit this season and really challenge for a Super Bowl appearance.
Next, I like the Philadelphia Eagles (+2500), under offensive-minded head coach Chip Kelly. Sure, the Birds might be another year away from really contending, but you never know, seeing as how Kelly like to do everything fast.
Last but not least, if the New Orleans Saints (+1400) can get some improved play on the defensive side of the ball – and somewhat of a semblance of a rushing attack – then I like Drew Brees to lead the Saints deep into the postseason. Or not!
Bet On Seattle To Win Super Bowl 49!
I called the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win before last season ever began and I’m calling it two in a row for the previously beleaguered franchise.
"I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gonna get" – Richard Sherman
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 20, 2014
At a whopping (+650), the Seahawks have plenty of value for a team that could legitimately cash in on their season-long NFL Futures Odds to win Super Bowl 49.