Though the new NFL season does not actually begin until September, it would be crazy to think that fans of the sport, or of sports betting in general, will hold off until then to start thinking about which teams could be in the hunt for the NFC and AFC leagues and the Super Bowl next season. Ever since the bookies released the pre-season odds, the debate has been on about which teams might be in the running this time. So who are the favourites?
Certainly one of the teams considered in real contention by the bookmakers is last season’s beaten Super Bowl finalists – the San Francisco 49ers – who are hot favourites to win the NFC, but also third favourites for the Super Bowl. Given that they reached the final of this last season, it is not unreasonable to expect them to be strong in the league again this year – making 4/1 odds realistic – but they were outclassed by the Ravens in the Super Bowl final, which makes their odds of 8/1 for this look a little short. The Patriots were leading the pre-season odds reckoning for a long time, and even now are positioned just behind the Broncos in second place, and their overall strength is likely to make them a favoured bet for many, although you may prefer to see how things develop once the season is underway – and play at an online casino site while you do.
In previous times there would have been little to entice NFL fans to these sites, but nowadays sporting themed slots games – like the NFL themed $5 Million Touchdown which you can Play here – have really caught on. This game is named after the size of its maximum jackpot, which will be reason enough to entice many fans, but the bonus game where you have to pass the ball from player to player until you drop it or score a touchdown, features ultra realistic video graphics and sound effects, that represent the next best thing to being out their on the field yourself – possibly even slightly better than actually watching the games from the stands or on television.