Are The Bengals Serious Contenders To Win Super Bowl 56?

  • The Cincinnati Bengals have +8000 odds to win Super Bowl 56.
  • Joe Burrow has +6500 odds to win the MVP.
  • The Bengals have a 5-4 record through 9 weeks.

CINCINNATI – To the surprise of many, it is time to start considering the Cincinnati Bengals as a sleeper to make a Super Bowl run this season.

Currently, Super Bowl betting sites have the Bengals odds to win at +8000, however, they were much shorter than this in recent weeks.

Super Bowl 56 Odds

  • Buffalo Bills +600
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
  • Los Angeles Rams +750
  • Arizona Cardinals +800
  • Baltimore Ravens +1000
  • Green Bay Packers +1000
  • Kansas City Chiefs +1000
  • Dallas Cowboys +1100
  • Tennessee Titans +1200
  • Los Angeles Chargers +2200
  • New England Patriots +2500
  • Cleveland Browns +2800
  • Denver Broncos +4500
  • New Orleans Saints +4500
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +4500
  • Indianapolis Colts +5000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +5000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +8000

Going into Week 7 of the season, the Bengals Super Bowl odds were not given any respect as they were at +15000 while having a 4-2 record. The Bengals then saw their odds skyrocket to +3000 after they obliterated the Baltimore Ravens 41-17.

However, they have gone on to lose two straight games, dropping their odds significantly.

Joe Burrow Leading The Offense

Burrow has gone on to prove his doubters wrong as he is fifth in the league in passing yards with 2,497 yards and has also thrown the third-most touchdowns with 20.

Burrow has also built a strong chemistry with his receiving core as the Bengals' three starting receivers all have over 400 yards. Each of them has also caught their passes at above a 50% rate.

It is also worth noting that Burrow has been able to find the hot receiver each week as eight different players have caught a touchdown.

Bengals Defense Standing Strong

After having a bottom-15 defense in terms of points allowed last season, the Bengals have completely flipped the switch this year. Last season, the Bengals allowed 26.5 ppg to opponents which was the 11th most in the league. This season, they are in the top-15 in the fewest points allowed at 22.6 points allowed per game.

The Bengals front seven has proven to be one of the best in the league.

In 2020, they were the fourth-worst run defense in the league allowing 148 yards per game. Now they are in the top 10 allowing just 100.9 rushing yards per game.

Notable Performances

Looking at what the Bengals have done so far this season, they have taken down some of the league's top teams. Right out of the gate, the Bengals took down the Minnesota Vikings in an overtime win.

In Week 3, the Bengals took down their division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was a huge win being that it is their second win in a row over them in a series that the Steelers own 67-37.

Although they lost in Week 5 to the Green Bay Packers, the fact that they took Aaron Rodgers to overtime is impressive in itself.

Their most impressive win though came over the Baltimore Ravens in a blowout 41-17 win as the Ravens are currently listed with the fifth shortest odds to win the Super Bowl at +1000.

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