The Indianapolis Colts entered the season as Super Bowl contenders and the odds reflected that. What do the odds say now?
Before the season started, many thought the Week 14 bye would be a well-earned rest for a competitive Indianapolis Colts team. The expectation was that Indy would be leading the AFC South with a winning record and would be preparing for a playoff run. However, the reality for the Colts is that they are 4-8-1 and they may return from the bye week in full tank mode.
Odds are usually a good representation of a team’s status, more specifically, Super Bowl odds. If a team is on a roll and dominating opponents, their Super Bowl odds will get better each week. If the team is dropping games, the odds will fall as well. So you can guess what’s been happening to Indy’s Super Bowl odds. But what were the odds for the Colts before they start underwhelming?
What were Colts’ Super Bowl odds to start the season?
As previously stated, Indianapolis was expected to be a serious contender this season. That’s why back in February, following last season’s Super Bowl, Indy had the ninth-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 at +2000. Despite missing the playoffs last year, the Colts opened in the top 10 because they had a lot of young talent and had one of the best stretches of football last season. The promising moments were expected to carry over.
Following offseason moves that included adding Matt Ryan, Yannick Ngakoue, and Stephon Gilmore, Indy’s Super Bowl odds moved to +2250, 13th-best in the NFL. While still good, the Colts were jumped by a couple of teams that had better offseasons. Regardless, Indy still started the year in good standing.
Following Week 1, Indianapolis had the 12th-best odds with +2400 to win the Super Bowl. Of course, that was right before Indy started tumbling downhill. So what are the odds that Indianapolis wins the Super Bowl now?
Colts’ Super Bowl odds entering Week 14
According to FanDuel, the Colts currently have +100000 odds to win Super Bowl 57. That’s tied for dead last in the NFL. If you thought Indianapolis was having an underwhelming season, the odds are tied with the Denver Broncos, who moved mountains to acquire Russell Wilson, and the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Things don’t always work out as expected and this NFL season has been proving just that. The Colts went from expected contenders, to possibly having the No. 1 pick in the draft.