Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson has reached the Super Bowl in two of his first three years in the NFL. Reuters

The Seattle Seahawks blew a chance to win their second consecutive championship when they lost to the New England Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl. Despite the outcome of Sunday’s contest, the Seahawks are considered to have the better chance of winning the title next year.

Seattle enters the offseason with the best betting odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl. According to, the Seahawks have 5/1 odds to win it all for the second time in three years. The now-defending-champion Patriots are right behind them at 7/1.

Since they drafted Russell Wilson in 2012, Seattle has been a perennial winner. The team has the best record in the NFC the last two years, and they won 11 regular-season games, along with a playoff game, when Wilson was a rookie.

With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the helm, the Patriots are almost guaranteed to be in contention for the Super Bowl. The quarterback and head coach have led New England to at least 10 wins in 13 of 14 seasons.

The Green Bay Packers are favored to meet the Seahawks in a rematch of this year’s NFC Championship. The Denver Broncos are ahead of the Indianapolis Colts as the second favorite in the AFC, despite the result of their divisional round playoff game.

With 14/1 odds, the Dallas Cowboys have the third best odds of any NFC team. They haven’t won a Super Bowl in 20 years, though they are tied for the most ever appearances with eight. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who lead all franchises with six Super Bowl wins, have been given 25/1 odds.

Even though they missed the playoffs this year, the San Francisco 49ers have worse odds than only six other teams. They will host the 2016 Super Bowl, and no team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

Approximately one-third of the league is tied with 40/1 odds to win next year’s Super Bowl. The 11 teams include the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers, who made the postseason this year. The New York Giants and Chicago Bears are also at 40/1.

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders are tied for the worst odds at 200/1. Both teams won three games in 2014, and neither has experienced much success in recent years, failing to win more than four games in any of the last three seasons.

Teams with worse odds have gone on to win the Super Bowl. The 1999 St. Louis Rams began the year with 300/1 odds to win the championship. Two years later, the Patriots had 450/1 odds in Week 5, shortly after Brady took over for Drew Bledsoe and the team was 1-3.

Below are every team’s betting odds to win the 2016 Super Bowl. All odds are courtesy of

Seattle Seahawks 5/1

New England Patriots 7/1

Green Bay Packers 8/1

Denver Broncos 10/1

Indianapolis Colts 14/1

Dallas Cowboys 14/1

Philadelphia Eagles 20/1

San Francisco 49ers 20/1

New Orleans Saints 22/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 25/1

Arizona Cardinals 33/1

Detroit Lions 33/1

Baltimore Ravens 33/1

Cincinnati Bengals 40/1

St. Louis Rams 40/1

Kansas City Chiefs 40/1

San Diego Chargers 40/1

New York Giants 40/1

Carolina Panthers 40/1

Miami Dolphins 40/1

Atlanta Falcons 40/1

Houston Texans 40/1

Chicago Bears 40/1

Minnesota Vikings 40/1

Buffalo Bills 66/1

Cleveland Browns 66/1

New York Jets 100/1

Washington Redskins 100/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100/1

Tennessee Titans 100/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 200/1

Oakland Raiders 200/1