Super Bowl odds: Eagles cut for repeat after wildcard
Defending champions Philadelphia are 11/2 to book a trip to Atlanta next month in bwin’s 2019 Super Bowl odds after a dramatic win over Chicago on wildcard weekend.
Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal with 10 seconds left, handing the Eagles a 16-15 victory at Soldier Field.
Parkey’s potentially game-winning strike hit a post and the crossbar, leaving the crowd stunned as Chicago’s season came to an end.
Philadelphia had trailed 15-10 until Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a two-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles will next head to New Orleans on Sunday in the NFC divisional play-offs, to face the top-seeded Saints, who are 21/20 to reach Super Bowl LIII.
Also in this conference, Dallas are 13/2 to go all the way to the February 3 decider after edging out Seattle Seahawks 24-22 to stay alive.
The Cowboys must now try to tame the attack-minded Los Angeles Rams, who are 21/10 to secure a place in the season finale.
Chargers and Colts still in contention
In the AFC, the Los Angeles Chargers held off a fourth-quarter comeback by Baltimore to win 23-17 on the road and are 4/1 to make it to Atlanta in bwin’s 2019 Super Bowl odds.
The Chargers led 12-0 at half-time through four Michael Badgley field goals, as the Ravens’ rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson struggled.
Justin Tucker cut the deficit with a field goal of his own after Badgley had one blocked, but the Chargers finally scored the game’s first touchdown after a dramatic series.
Derek Watt’s catch at the end of the third quarter and Melvin Gordon’s run and dive at the start of the fourth were both ruled inches short of the end zone after video reviews.
However, Gordon punched the ball in on fourth down and Philip Rivers found receiver Mike Williams wide open for a two-point conversion.
Tucker missed a field goal and Badgley’s fifth successful kick provided important insurance for the visitors, before Jackson finally sparked his side into life.
He connected with Michael Crabtree for a pair of touchdowns but the Ravens still came up short by six points.
The Chargers will face a trip to New England next, with the Patriots quoted at 11/2 to qualify for a third straight decider.
Also on this side of the draw, Indianapolis are 9/2 to compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy next month after an impressive 21-7 defeat of Houston.
The Colts now come up against Kansas City Chiefs, who are strongly fancied in many Super Bowl predictions and quoted at 3/2 to be crowned AFC Conference champions.Article written by Tony Kelshaw - Bwin