Bengals Are Being Disrespected in Latest Super Bowl Odds

Max Staley
Joe Burrow could help turn the Cincinnati Bengals around in 2020.
Joe Burrow could help turn the Cincinnati Bengals around in 2020. / Getty Images/Getty Images
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The Cincinnati Bengals probably are not going to win the Super Bowl next year. But after adding some serious talent in both free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft, it's hard to see Cincinnati finishing with the league's worst record again.

However, the latest odds to win Super Bowl LV, provided by FanDuel Sportsbook, are completely disrespectful to this much-improved Bengals team.

Right now, the Bengals (+15000) are tied for the second-worst Super Bowl odds alongside the Washington Redskins (+15000), and ahead of the league-low Jacksonville Jaguars (+20000).

Despite that 2-14 finish in 2019, Cincinnati has a real shot to be competitive next season. Andy Dalton averaged 6.0 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A) last season, which was tied for the third-worst mark in the league. Even if Burrow deals with some rookie struggles, he averaged an NCAA-best 12.5 AY/A last season, and it's hard to imagine he doesn't outperform 2019 Dalton.

His supporting cast is also set to be a lot better. Seven-time Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green will be returning from injury, as will last year's first-round pick Jonah Williams, and the Bengals also drafted Clemson standout Tee Higgins at the top of the second round.

This is actually a pretty dangerous skill-position group, comprised of talent like Joe Mixon, John Ross, Auden Tate, Green and Higgins.

Defensively, the team added D.J. Reader to a defensive line that already featured stars like Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap. The additions of Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander could also help round out the secondary.

Cincinnati is still likely years away from being legitimate Super Bowl contenders, but thanks to a stellar offseason, the Bengals aren't going to be a bottom-three team anymore.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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