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Bengals' Super Bowl 2016 Odds improve after start of NFL Free Agency

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The famed oddsmakers released their latest NFL Super Bowl odds and the Bengals have crept up their chances since free agency began.

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Maybe the Bengals' free agency period wasn't as bad as we thought. According to famed oddsmaker Bovada, Cincinnati has increased their chances to win the Super Bowl next year from just a month ago.

It might be the retaining of Rey Maualuga and Clint Boling that helped, along with veteran additions in Michael Johnson and A.J. Hawk. February's odds had the Bengals as a 1/40 shot, while the most recent release has them at 1/33.

Not a huge jump, but baby steps, people. At 1/33, that puts the Bengals as the No.13-ranked team on the list. Here's a look at the odds for all 32 NFL teams now compared to where they were in early February:

Odds on 2/2/15

Current Odds

Seattle Seahawks

5/1

6/1

Green Bay Packers

8/1

7/1

New England Patriots

7/1

7/1

Indianapolis Colts

14/1

8/1

Denver Broncos

10/1

12/1

Dallas Cowboys

14/1

16/1

Philadelphia Eagles

20/1

18/1

Pittsburgh Steelers

25/1

20/1

Arizona Cardinals

33/1

25/1

Baltimore Ravens

33/1

25/1

New York Giants

40/1

25/1

Buffalo Bills

66/1

33/1

Cincinnati Bengals

40/1

33/1

Detroit Lions

33/1

33/1

Miami Dolphins

40/1

33/1

San Francisco 49ers

20/1

33/1

Atlanta Falcons

40/1

40/1

Carolina Panthers

40/1

40/1

Kansas City Chiefs

40/1

40/1

New Orleans Saints

22/1

40/1

San Diego Chargers

40/1

40/1

St. Louis Rams

40/1

40/1

Chicago Bears

40/1

50/1

Houston Texans

40/1

50/1

Minnesota Vikings

40/1

50/1

New York Jets

100/1

50/1

Cleveland Browns

66/1

75/1

Oakland Raiders

200/1

75/1

Washington Redskins

100/1

100/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

100/1

150/1

Jacksonville Jaguars

200/1

200/1

Tennessee Titans

100/1

200/1

Aside from the usual AFC North suspects on their schedule, the Bengals also face the NFC and AFC West divisions in the 2015 regular season. Between those three divisions, that pits Cincinnati against five 2014 playoff teams (Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Seattle, Arizona, Denver) and five other squads who were sniffing a postseason berth late in the season (Buffalo, Cleveland, San Diego, Houston, San Francisco).

The road won't be easy, but the tables will be turned on those squads as well, given that they are facing a Bengals team that has made the playoffs five out of the last six seasons, including four straight appearances.