5 most likely Super Bowl 52 matchups according to Vegas oddsmakers
Among the five Super Bowl front-runners heading into Week 17 according to the Vegas oddsmakers are a couple of usual suspects — the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers — and a handful of surprise teams — the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints.
The oddsmakers took their Super Bowl forecasting a step further, releasing odds on the most likely matchups for Super Bowl 52. Based on what they came up with, it’s clear they expect the 2017 Lombardi Trophy to go to the Patriots, Steelers, Eagles, Saints, Rams, or Vikings.
With the big game less than two months away, here is a look at the five most likely Super Bowl 52 matchups, according to MyBookie.ag.
Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots (+600)
This potential matchup would be a rematch of Super Bowl XXVI in 2002. That game was one of the more exciting Super Bowl matchups of all time – Adam Vinatieri nailed a 48-yard field goal to give the Patriots and Tom Brady their first world championship as time expired.
What’s interesting here is that the two franchises have almost switched positions. The Rams are the talented up-and-comers led by a promising young quarterback (Jared Goff), while the Patriots are now the experienced team led by a future Hall of Fame quarterback (Brady).
Back in 2002, the Rams were led by Kurt Warner, and the Patriots were led by Brady, who was then a little-known 25-year-old former sixth-round pick.
New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots (+600)
This potential matchup would be a treat for NFL fans. Both teams have high-powered offenses led by two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game (Drew Brees and Tom Brady).
Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (+600)
The potential Super Bowl matchup would feature two of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The Steelers may have the best offense in the league right now, and with every passing week, the Vikings are proving themselves to be a legitimate championship-caliber team.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots (+600)
The Vegas oddsmakers still like the Eagles’ chances at representing the NFC in Super Bowl 52, despite the season-ending injury to Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz. Philadelphia has a very capable backup in Nick Foles, but their defense will have to carry them if they are going to make a deep postseason run. The Patriots, meanwhile, are still the front-runners in the AFC.
Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots (+300)
The Vikings continue to win, despite their lingering questions at quarterback, and the Patriots remain the team to beat in the AFC.
On a side note, if this matchup were to come to fruition, the Vikings would be the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.