Every NFL fan should be in the honeymoon phase right now. Each team is unbeaten, and therefore, each Super Bowl dream is alive.
The preseason narrative: Not that we're giving the Arizona Cardinals or Houston Texans much of a chance, but there are a couple of down-the-board options that are worth checking out. In particular, we think the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans have a shot at making good on some rather long odds.
Read more about our top long shot picks to win Super Bowl LVIII, which takes place on Feb. 11.
Super Bowl long shot picks overview
|Long shots||Odds||Bet now ⬇️|
|Giants||+6,000||Add to betslip|
|Titans||+7,500||Add to betslip|
NFL odds as of 12:35 p.m. on 08/29/2023.
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Super Bowl long shot picks
Best Bet: Giants (+6,000)
Last year was a make-or-break year for Daniel Jones and, well, he didn't break.
Jones paired a league-low interception rate (1.1%) with an impressive burst of production in the ground game. He turned 120 carries — almost twice his previous season high — into a whopping 708 yards and seven scores.
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We'll admit that New York's offensive line figures to be well below league average (PFF positioned the Giants 29th in o-line rankings for the season), and the receiving corps lacks a true No. 1 option.
But Jones can scramble with the best of them, and that makes him a backfield weapon alongside Saquon Barkley.
Oh, and tight end Darren Waller has gotten a lot of buzz. Health is always a concern with Waller, but when he's on the field he presents serious matchup problems.
Led by the reigning conference champion Eagles, the NFC East is shaping up to be a very deep division. But three of four teams snuck into the playoffs last year — including the 9-7-1 Giants — and a repeat appearance should be within reach.
Key stat: In the first year under head coach Brian Daboll, the Giants went from 31st in total offence and scoring offence to 18th and 15th in those categories, respectively.
Titans (+7,500): Like the Giants, the Titans have a dreadful offensive line and an above-average defensive line. Tennessee's top offensive playmaker also happens to be its running back.
A big question for this team is, how much juice does DeAndre Hopkins have left? If rising sophomore Treylon Burks takes a big next step, Tennessee could have a valid one-two punch on its hands.
Signing Hopkins indicates that this team wants to be competitive for as long as Derrick Henry is bulldozing the opposition.
Sharp Football Analysis believes the Titans have the ninth-easiest schedule in the league this year. In a suspect division that features two rookie quarterbacks, Tennessee could pick up enough bad wins to make a push.
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