The NFL offseason is all about finding reasons for optimism and looking forward to the upcoming season. But for some teams, the writing is already on the wall when it comes to their chances at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl 52 champions next February.
Most people like to discuss the odds each individual team has at winning the Super Bowl, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas took it a step further. Shortly after updating the championship odds of all 32 NFL teams, the wise guys put together a list of the most likely and least likely matchups for Super Bowl 52.
A lot can change as the 2017 season plays out. But at the end of the day, the following potential Super Bowl 52 matchups are extreme longshots at best.
*Article based on odds as of June 5, 2017.
12. Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills
Odds: +345000 (345-1)
This scenario would require two reasonably talented teams to wildly exceed expectations in 2017. For what it’s worth, the more likely team to reach Super Bowl 52 out of these two is the Rams. They have a talented defense and a few nice pieces on offense, but their success is almost entirely dependent on the development of second-year quarterback Jared Goff.