As Buccaneers’ fans we are all confident that our team can go deep into the new NFL season. There will be tough challenges on the way as far as the Super Bowl is concerned but this roster has been there before and it can make it once again.
But how do the pundits see it? If we could be objective for a moment and step outside of our bias, how would we really rate the Buccaneers? While the season is just one game old, it is possible to access some neutral opinions and it’s actually really encouraging.
The Neutral Standpoint
Sports betting companies have markets in place for the winner of the Vince Lombardi trophy and they are accessible right across the campaign. Additional markets for Divisional and Conference Champions can also be found, along with options for each game.
According to the best betting sites affiliated with SBO, Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the joint second favorites to win the Super Bowl at the start of 2023. Sharing that second place are Kansas City Chiefs while the Buffalo Bills are out in front at the head of the outright betting.
As the season develops, those figures will adjust on the back of game week results. SBO.net will monitor the figures and any changes will be published on their website. While assessing the new markets, readers can also take on board breaking news and general blog posts.
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It’s the logical site to follow in terms of betting on American Football, but who are the teams most likely to challenge the Buccaneers?
Challenges from Within the Conference
The Bucs are strongly ranked within the sportsbook circles but they will firstly have to win their own Conference. As we saw from the outright markets, the biggest challenges are expected to come from the Bills and the Chiefs, but both of those teams are based in the AFC.
What about the NFC where Tampa Bay sit? Beyond the Bucs, the highest rated team are the Los Angeles Rams who compete in the NFC West. As they won the Vince Lombardi Trophy as recently as 2021, it’s no great surprise to see them attract plenty of interest this season.
Also in the frame, according to that market, are the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. Clearly there will be some tough games ahead but, on balance, the NFC is the easier section and the Bucs should be aiming for the Conference title at the very least.
The Buffalo Bills are at the top of the overall standings despite the fact that they haven’t won a Championship in the Super Bowl era. In fact, we have to go back to 1993 for the last time that the Bills won their own Conference.
Clearly they have a strong roster and were AFC East winners as recently as 2021, but will that failure to progress further count against them?
Those markets also told us that Tampa Bay should expect to be wary of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl in 2019 and the AFC Conference in 2019 and 2020. Recent history tells us that they will continue to be a threat in 2022/23.
Other challenges from within the AFC are expected to come from the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos.
It’s very early days and much can happen between now and the 2023 Super Bowl next February. The neutral viewpoint is interesting to study and it tells us that the AFC Conference title is Tampa Bay’s to lose, while the bigger challenges are likely to come from over in the AFC.
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