Sitting with a 6-2 record after their first eight games, the Minnesota Vikings are among the teams who oddsmakers believe have a real shot at winning this season’s Super Bowl.
Four weeks after many felt like the sky was falling for the Minnesota Vikings, they are now in the middle of a four-game winning streak and in prime position to earn a spot back in the playoffs this season.
With a 6-2 record, the Vikings are one game behind the Green Bay Packers for first place in the NFC North and two games behind the San Francisco 49ers for the top spot in the NFC playoff picture.
Based on their record, one would believe that Minnesota probably has pretty decent odds to win this season’s Super Bowl, right? Actually, the Vikings have some of the best Super Bowl odds in the entire NFL after their first eight games of the year.
Currently, Minnesota has the fifth-best odds in the league to win this season’s Super Bowl according to the Action Network. With their current odds, the Vikings are believed to have a 7.63 percent chance of ending up with their franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl victory this year.
Only the New England Patriots (29.41 percent), New Orleans Saints (22.22), San Francisco 49ers (15.55), and Packers (14.64) have a higher chance to win the Super Bowl after the first eight weeks of the season. The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles also have the same Super Bowl odds as Minnesota right now.
If one couldn’t already tell, the Vikings are in a conference that is full of very talented teams this year. After the Patriots, the next seven teams with the highest Super Bowl odds are all from the NFC.
During the second half of their 2019 schedule, Minnesota will have a number of opportunities to prove that they truly are a Super Bowl contender this season.
The Vikings’ opponents for their final eight games have won a combined 54 percent of their matchups this year. Much different than the opposing teams Minnesota faced during the first half of the season, who have combined to win just 43 percent of their games in 2019.
This week will be the Vikings’ first big test of the second half of their schedule as they have to travel to Kansas City and take on a tough 5-3 Chiefs team. If Minnesota is actually going to contend for the Super Bowl this season, a win in Kansas City is one that would certainly increase their championship odds.