Picking The Long Shots to Win Super Bowl 50

The Houston Texans Are A 60-1 Long Shot To Win Super Bowl 50

Picking The Long Shots to Win Super Bowl 50

UPDATED: January 4th, 2016

The NFL post-season field has been set. The clear cut favorites to win Super Bowl 50 are the Cardinals (3-1), Patriots (16-5), Panthers (6-1), Seahawks (8-1) and Broncos (10-1). They were all expected to be in the mix mid way through the season.

Following the top five are the Steelers (14-1), Packers (18-1), Chiefs (20-1) and Bengals (25-1). The only surprise there may be Kansas City because of their 1-5 start and previous late season collapses.

The TRUE, true long shots to win Super Bowl 50 are the Washington Redskins (60-1) and Houston Texans (70-1).

Super Bowl 50 Longshots To Bet On

The Washington Redskins Are A 60-1 Long Shot To Win Super Bowl 50 Because…

Washington would be the hottest team in the NFL Super Bowl 50 playoffs if it were not for Chiefs who are winners of 10 straight. They’ve won four straight. The offense is clicking and the defense is shutting down opponents. But now things are about to get serious.

The Redskins will host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at FedEx Field in their Wild Card tilt. Can Kirk Cousins lead the young Washington squad over the playoff-seasoned Packers?

The Houston Texans Are A 70-1 Long Shot To Win Super Bowl 50 Because…

Ill-fated coaching decisions, four starting quarterbacks, the loss of Arian Foster, multiple concussions to Brian Hoyer and a porous defense should of derailed the Texans’ season. This squad is the longest of long shots to win Super Bowl 50 and will face the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs in their Wild-Card matchup. Just don’t tell the Texans.

Houston enters the playoffs with their defense on a roll, as they’ve allowed the fewest yards and points of any NFL team over the last nine games. They set a franchise record Sunday with eight sacks against Jacksonville. They didn’t allow a touchdown for the fifth time in the last nine games. 

Wild Card Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 9

4:35 p.m. ET – Kansas City (-3) at Houston (ESPN/ABC)

8:15 p.m. ET – Pittsburgh (-2) at Cincinnati (CBS)

Sunday, Jan. 10

1:05 p.m. ET – Seattle (-5.5) at Minnesota (NBC)

4:40 p.m. ET – Green Bay at Washington (PICK) — (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 16

4:35 p.m. ET – 3/4/5 at New England (CBS)

8:15 p.m. ET – 3/4/5 at Arizona (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 17

1:05 p.m. ET – 4/5/6 at Carolina (FOX)

4:40 p.m. ET – 4/5/6 at Denver (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, Jan. 24

3:05pm ET – AFC Championship (CBS)

6:40pm ET – NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl Odds as of Jan 4, 2016

  • Arizona Cardinals 3/1
  • New England Patriots 16/5
  • Carolina Panthers 6/1
  • Seattle Seahawks 8/1
  • Denver Broncos 10/1
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 14/1
  • Green Bay Packers 18/1
  • Kansas City Chiefs 20/1
  • Cincinnati Bengals 25/1
  • Minnesota Vikings 40/1
  • Washington Redskins 60/1
  • Houston Texans 70/1