Redskins

Redskins

Nobody should expect the Redskins to be a favorite for next season's Super Bowl, but it's hard to understand why they land so low among oddsmakers.

The Redskins chances of winning the next Super Bowl come in at 50-1, according to Bovada.

Those odds rank the worst in the NFC East, tied with the Eagles. Washington swept the Eagles last season, though Philadelphia's team could improve in 2017 with young QB Carson Wentz gaining some reliable wideouts.

The Cowboys have the second best odds in the NFL at 9-1, behind only the New England Patriots at 5-1. The Giants, a Wild Card team this season, are 25-1 to win next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

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Only eight teams have worse odds than the 'Skins, and they are the dregs of the league: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, both L.A. teams and the New York Jets. 

It's remarkable that despite finishing over .500, barely, and winning the NFC East in 2015 that oddsmakers have little consideration for the Redskins going on a Super Bowl run.

Not to say the team should be expected to win it all, but the Vikings, a team Washington beat in November, are 16-1.

Perhaps the current uncertainty surrounding Kirk Cousins' return to D.C. dropped the 'Skins for oddsmakers.

 

Either way, it seems slightly off that a team that will be expected to fight for playoff position lands with the same Super Bowl odds as the Saints, Eagles and Titans.  

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