With a handful of games left for each NFL team, are there any Super Bowl 50 under the radar, value, sleeper picks? I am here to cut through the uncertainty and give you my picks. Click here for my top picks to win Super Bowl 50.
In finding my sleeper picks, I chose teams with a favorable matchups for the remainder of the season combined with their conference rivals having unfavorable matchups. Once in the playoffs, anything can happen for most of these teams. One in particular, the Kansas City Chiefs, is a true Super Bowl contender.
A Closer Look At My 2015 NFL Sleeper Super Bowl 50 Picks
Kansas City Chiefs – 50/1
The Chiefs have won 4 games in a row. Kansas City is now 5 and 5 and in the thick of the AFC Playoff Race. The Chiefs play Buffalo, Oakland, San Diego, Baltimore, Cleveland and Oakland in Week 17 the rest of the way. As crazy as it sounds, KC could finish the season at 11 and 5. They are only 3 games behind Denver. There’s still hope for the AFC West Division. What makes KC so good? The defense hasn’t allowed a single team to score more than 18 points in 6 straight games. The offense has a veritable Jamaal Charles clone in Charcandrick West and QB Alex Smith is making all of the right decisions again.
Dallas Cowboys – 30/1
The odds are low on a team that has 7 losses going into Week 12, right? Then again, one of the true leaders in the NFL, QB Tony Romo, is back. With Romo back, the entire Cowboys team plays better. He is the individual that can calm the soap opera tendencies of Jerry’s Team. Romo is that good of a player and leader. Expect the Cowboys to make a run as long as Romo is under center.
Atlanta Falcons – 80/1
What has happened to the Falcons’ offense? Dan Quinn’s defense plays about as well as it can for three quarters. Yes, it falls apart in the fourth quarter but that’s because eventually talent starts to mean something on the football field. The offense with QB Matt Ryan, the best WR in football in Julio Jones and terrific running backs isn’t scoring enough points to support the effort of the defense. But, if Atlanta can start scoring 30 or more per game again, they’ll be hard to beat in the playoffs.
Philadelphia Eagles – 80/1
Philadelphia has been brilliant at times and absolutely horrendous at other times. Philly is only a game behind the Giants for the lead in the NFC East. They still have a shot. What’s really disturbing is that Philly isn’t playing like they have a shot. They lost 17 to 45 to Tampa Bay at home in Week 11. The Eagles had better turn it around in a hurry.
Houston Texans – 125/1
The Texans are tied with Indianapolis for the AFC South lead. Houston has been as solid of a team as any in the past month. The 10 to 6 win over Cincinnati on the road 2 weeks ago shows how far the defense has come. If the defense continues to excel, expect Houston to make the playoffs. Then, who knows what might happen?