NFL Picks: Super Bowl Long Shots Worth a Look in 2013-14

Jordan Sharp

Monday, June 10, 2013 5:45 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 5:45 PM UTC

While this season looks to be a favorites’ year for the NFL future odds, there are no guarantees in the NFL future odds.

NFL Picks: Top 5 Super Bowl underdogs

You have to examine every team, and while I have already identified several favorites with value, there are also some underdogs that look to be too good to overlook. Here are my top five NFL teams and there even more enticing Super Bowl future odds.

5. Indianapolis Colts (+3300)

Indy was a playoff team a season ago, and this offseason they have been doing everything they can to get better. They had a bunch of money to spend and they spent it wisely on their defense. If they can stop the run, this team is going to be extremely deadly. Andrew Luck will get many more chances at making a play, and without a good defense, they went 11-5 SU in the AFC South. If they can sign Ahmad Bradshaw, I might even have to move them higher than 5th.

4. Miami Dolphins (+3300)

The Dolphins are one of the most improved teams in the NFL this offseason, and even though it might be a long shot, if Ryan Tannehill can live up to his Ben Roethlisberger comparisons, crazier things have happened. The Dolphins added Mike Wallace on offense, and if Lamar Miller is as good as they say he is, this offense should be solid this season. Their defense was already really good, and they have improved it even more this offseason adding Dannell Ellerbe, resigning Chris Clemons, and signing Brent Grimes. It’s a long shot, but I guess that’s the point of this one, huh? 

3. Minnesota Vikings (+4000)

The Vikings were another playoff team last season, and they are still 40/1 this season to win the Super Bowl, despite also improving in the offseason. They had three first round draft picks, they added Greg Jennings, and their defense is already pretty set. Oh, and they have the best running back in the history of the NFL. Once again, crazier things have been done.

2. Washington Redskins (+2800)

Although I like the five through three teams, these top two are the two I’m actually considering. The Redskins are very talented, but they were way too hurt last season to do anything in the playoffs. The Robert Griffin III injury just put the icing on the cake from hell. If RG3 is healthy and ready for the season, (which it seems he might be) I think 28/1 is great value. Of all five teams on this list, the Skins definitely have the most upside.

1. Cincinnati Bengals (+3300)

The Bengals are also one of the most improved teams in the NFL, and after being just a wildcard a season ago, I think they have made that leap to division champs. That would only make an improbable Super Bowl run easier for the Bengals. Their defense is most likely going to be one of the better ones in the NFL this season, and their offense should explode under AJ Green and Andy Dalton. I think the Bengals could be like one of the Jets teams that made the AFC Title game in the past, but with a lot better offense. If I had a long shot NFL pick, it would be them.
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