The Cincinnati Bengals’ odds of winning the Super bowl are about as low as they’ve been in any season under Marvin Lewis.
Coming into the 2017 season, Cincinnati was a middle-of-the-pack team that didn’t get much hype as a Super Bowl contender, though it wouldn’t have been a total shock if this team rose up and became a title contender. After all, a roster with A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert, Geno Atkins, Vontaze Burfict and many good role players should be enough to go head-to-head with most NFL teams.
Unfortunately, the offensive line being a disaster, offensive coordinator Ken Zampese being fired after two games, and Andy Dalton having arguably his worst season as a pro have led to Cincinnati dropping down near the bottom in terms of teams with the best and worst Super Bowl odds.
Bovada has the Bengals listed as 150-1 favorites to win Super Bowl. That means if you bet $1 on the Bengals and they win the Super Bowl, you’ll score $150.
As for winning the AFC, the Bengals are now listed as 66-1 favorites to do so. Doing this would likely require Cincinnati to beat the Super Bowl-favorite New England Patriots, who are 4-1 favorites to win it all and 7-4 favorites to win the AFC.
For the AFC North, the Bengals are now 20-1 favorites to win their division, trailing the Baltimore Ravens (5-2 odds) and Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5 odds)
Sadly, the Bengals are part of a Bovada prop bet that really makes fun of Cincinnati more than anything. For their Week 3 matchup with the Green Bay Packers, you can place a wager whether the Bengals will score an offensive touchdown on Sunday.
It’s 1-3 odds for yes and 2-1 odds for no. That means the oddsmakers favor Cincinnati reaching the end zone this week, which really shouldn’t be a question for any NFL team in today’s offensive-driven league. But, after two weeks of failing to score, that of course is coming into play.
As for the Bengals’ chances of making the playoffs, ESPN has calculated the chances for each 0-2 team to get their acts together and make it to the postseason.
5. Cincinnati Bengals: 6.6 percent
The Bengals' collapse has been completely one-sided, essentially making them the Bizarro Saints. Cincinnati is dead last in offensive DVOA through two games but ranks 11th on defense and a surprising second on special teams (trailing only Detroit). Even if they rebound, strong starts for Pittsburgh and Baltimore in the AFC North are going to make it difficult for the Bengals to climb back into the playoff race.
Those are pretty terrible chances, but, you never know, maybe the Bengals will pull it off!