The NFL is one of the most unpredictable leagues in all of sports. Every year there’s teams that everyone expects to be great that fail miserably as well as a few teams that surprise everyone. Here are three teams that are flying under the radar that people should be sure to keep an eye on
- Atlanta Falcons:
The Falcons odds to win Super Bowl 54 are sitting at 40-1. I sincerely doubt there are 16 teams that finish with a better record than Atlanta. They didn’t make any fancy moves this offseason, but their roster should be good enough to make a playoff push. Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan provides good leadership, and overall, I think they just had a really unlucky season last year. They only won 7 games, but at the same time, they lost 4 games by a touchdown or less. Look for them to rebound in 2019.
2. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are coming into the season with 25-1 odds to win it all which I think is just absolutely ridiculous. They are being given the same odds as the 4-12 San Francisco 49ers. After a 3-4 start, the Cowboys made a trade for Wide Receiver Amari Cooper. He completely changed the dynamic of the offense. The team won 7 of their last 9 games after this trade. With the addition of Randall Cobb and return of Jason Witten this aerial attack will be of great compliment to an already strong running game. The defense is solid as well and this team has a very realistic chance to win it all in 2019.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars:
The Jaguars come into the season with 60-1 odds of winning the super bowl, which is actually the 13thlowest odds of any team in the entire league. This is a team that was just one game away from winning the AFC just two seasons ago. Blake Bortles is finally gone and former Super Bowl Champion Nick Foles is in at quarterback. They have a powerful running game and defense and are being overlooked in my opinion. Foles needs some weapons on the outside, and if they could pull off a similar trade to what Dallas did last season for Amari Cooper, watch out! I’m not saying they’re going to win the super bowl, but I do think they could surprise some people in 2019.