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Super Bowl Bets & Super Bowl Predictions for 2018

We take a look at six teams primed to make a run at the Lombardi trophy and discuss the best preseason Super Bowl 52 bets. We can hardly wait for the new season to start… so let’s get to our Super Bowl 52 predictions.

Preseason Super Bowl 52 Bets

#6 Tennessee Titans

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Marcus Mariota is starting to look like an elite NFL quarterback. He and stud TE Delanie Walker have a proven chemistry. Add newly acquired WR Eric Decker into the mix. Plus they drafted stud WR Corey Davis. Mariota will have plenty of talented receivers to decimate defenses.

They’re bringing back beastly RB DeMarco Murray who rushed for nearly 1300 yards last season with 9 TD’s. Plus having a top rated offensive line always helps. I’m expecting them to do quite well and make a Super Bowl push.

They also drafted talented cornerback Adoree’ Jackson to sure up the backend. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is a proven mastermind who will find ways to pressure teams and create turnovers.

And don’t forget that Tennessee is in a weak division —the AFC South. The Texans still don’t have a proven quarterback and the Colts o-line was terribly shaky last year. The Titans should get into the post season. And if they do —anything could happen.

#5 Dallas Cowboys

Dallas would be higher on the list, but with Ezekiel Elliot suspended for the first 6 games —pending an appeal — The ‘Boys shave slipped into the #5 spot. Zeke is a key cog to their offense.

But keep in mind that QB Dak Prescott had a phenomenal season last year —and they have Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and newly drafted WR Ryan Switzer. Plus developmental TE Rico Geathers looks like a beast. Snag him in the late rounds of fantasy football if you’re smart.

But even with perhaps the #1 offensive line in football, Zeke is a big loss. McFadden is mediocre at best. Dallas will face the Giants, The Cardinals, the Packers, and the Broncos without Zeke. Luckily they have a week 6 bye. If they start the season 1-4 or 2-3 it will hurt their chances.

Plus, they have plenty of players on defense facing suspensions. On the bright side, top draft pick Jaylon Smith is looking good. And they drafted two very talented rookie cornerbacks. I think when the smoke clears the Cowboys will make a strong push the second half of the season and have a pretty good chance of going to Super Bowl 52.

#4 Green Bay Packers

Last year the Packers seemed cursed. They lost many offensive and defensive stars due to injury. And they still made it to the NFC championship match vs Atlanta. They’ll start the year healthy and should make a nice push for the Super Bowl.

They’ll have to duke it out with the Cowboys. But any time Aaron Rodgers is your quarterback, you have a legitimate shot at going to the big game. With top draft picks Kevin King and Josh Jones, their backend will have more depth, should injuries arise.

Green Bay has a tough schedule —playing the Falcons, Seahawks and Cowboys within the first 5 weeks. But once they get over the hump things should get easier.

They tend to come on strong towards the end of the season —when it counts. If they can keep their star studded WR receiving corps healthy —Jordy Nelson, Cobb, and Adams —they are always a threat. Now add newly acquired TE Martellus Bennett to the mix and they’re even more dangerous.

#3 New England Patriots

Last year’s defending Super Bowl champs are a favorite to win it all again. As long as Tom Brady and Belichick are together, they’ll be legitimate contenders.

They’ll have Gronk, Amendola, and Chris Hogan returning. Plus they’ll have newly acquired WR Brandin Cooks, giving Brady another weapon. However, they will be without Julian Edelman after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a preseason game. Cooks will likely see many more targets from quarterback Tom Brady.

They also stole elite cornerback Stephon Gilmore away from Buffalo. So they’ll be better on the backend. Plus they added RB Rex Burkhead and drafted some good offensive linemen. They’ve kept their core intact, and added bodies. Don’t be surprised to see them in the thick of things come January of 2018.

And if they get to the Super Bowl again, I like their chances of winning. They’re batting 5 for 6 in the big game. They’ll likely be the favorites to win it again this season. But I’m counting on another team to step up and steal their thunder.

#2 Oakland Raiders

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If Derek Carr had stayed healthy last season, I believe the Raiders would have given the Patriots all they could handle and might have gone to the Super Bowl. This year, if Carr remains healthy, I believe they’ll go all the way.

They’ll have beast mode toting the rock for them. I think Lynch will have a really good season behind Oakland’s offensive line. They’re ranked as possibly the best offensive line in the entire NFL. They’ll have a bruiser running back to grind out first downs and take a load off Carr’s back.

Star WR’s Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will be returning as a dynamic tandem. With beast mode demanding respect in the box, they’ll both have opportunities to stretch the field. Drafting either receiver on your fantasy team would be a smart move.

Defensively, Oakland will have top flight pass rushers Bruce Irvin and Khalil Mack returning. They also drafted Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu to sure up the backend. Mark my words, the silver and black will be a force to be reckoned with the season.

#1 Atlanta Falcons

I still can’t believe Atlanta blew a 25 point lead and lost Super Bowl 51. It proves how good the Patriots truly are. But it also proved that head coach Dan Quinn was content to sit on the lead. He’ll learn from his mistake.

With top defensive draft picks Takkarist McKinley and Duke Riley, Atlanta’s defense should be better. Plus pass rusher Vic Beasley led the league in sacks last year, and will be a force. Couple him with new acquisition Dontari Poe, and watch out! Look for the dirty birds to be a better defensive team this year.

Matty Ice will still have his lethal receiving corps. Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel, and Mohamed Sanu will be returning. Running back duo Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman will be back as well. Atlanta is poised to win the NFC and win Super Bowl 52. Sarkisian isn’t planning on making any substantial changes to the offensive system. He’s actually going to utilize the no huddle and play action pass a little more. That should play to Atlanta’s strengths., so I’ll think they’ll be even better on offense.

Super Bowl 52 Predictions

I think it will be an epic match up between The Falcons and the Raiders. But after losing last year, Matt Ryan might just want it more. Look for another high scoring Super Bowl, with the Falcons getting their first franchise ring!

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Bookmakers: bet365 and SkyBet. Type of Bet: Tournament Preview. Sports: NFL American Football.
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