New Orleans Saints see Super Bowl odds improve
Monday night’s performance against the Texans was a win in more ways than one
The New Orleans showed their toughness against the Houston Texans Monday night, ultimately pulling off a 30-28 win in the last few seconds of the game. Wil Lutz and his powerful leg catapulted the Saints ahead of the Texans with only seconds to go and the crowd went wild. Lutz and the rest of the squad got off on the right foot with the victory and are now favored a little more to make it to the Super Bowl.
ESPN models had already predicted that the Saints would go all the way this year and winning the first game of the season – breaking an opening-game losing streak that endured five years – has boosted the team’s Super Bowl odds. The squad was a +900 favorite during the preseason, moving up to +850 just ahead of Monday’s game. After putting a point in the W column, the odds moved again to +800.
Currently, the Saints are in the top five of teams expected to go to the Super Bowl. The team meets the Rams next week and will seek vengeance for the devastation caused by the missed penalty when the two met last year. If it finds victory (and no more blind or confused refs), the team could move even higher on the odds boards and bump the Kansas City Chiefs out of the number-two spot.
A Super Bowl victory this year would almost make up for the loss it suffered to the Rams last year.