A few days before the start of the NFL playoffs, there are 14 teams still alive on their way to the Super Bowl and, among them, there are some that are more favorites than others, but beyond opinions, there is a person who has developed a mathematical model to study many aspects of the NFL, her name is Cynthia Frelund of NFL Network and according to her, the Green Bay Packers are the biggest favorites to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy on February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
This is the complete list with percentages of the 14 teams alive to win Super Bowl LVI:
1.- Green Bay Packers (19.3% chance to win the Super Bowl)
The Packers are the top seed in the entire NFC and their 13-4 record is the best in the NFL, and they also have in their roster what many consider to be the top MVP candidate, quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
They will not play in the Wild Card Round and are waiting for an opponent for the Divisional Round.
2.- Kansas City Chiegs (16.8% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
The Chiefs were the top favorites before the start of the season, but after a bad start, doubts began to be cast on the team’s ability to reach the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season.
Patrick Mahomes is their great figure and they will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round.
3.- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11.4% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
The defending champions have one argument above all others, quarterback Tom Brady, the most Super Bowl titles with seven in NFL history.
Tampa Bay will host the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round.
4.- Buffalo Bills (11.2% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
For the second year in a row, the Bills won the AFC East.
This time they had to wait until the last week to be crowned over the New England Patriots, whom they will host in the Wild Card Round.
5.- Tennessee Titans (10.5% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
The Titans surprisingly had the best record in the AFC despite being without their best player, running back Derrick Henry, for half the season.
They will not play in the Wild Card Round and await an opponent in the Divisional Round.
6.- Dallas Cowboys (7.5% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
Once the franchise with the most Super Bowl titles, the Cowboys have been surpassed by the Patriots and the Steeelers on that list with 26 years without being champions.
They will host the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card Round.
7.- Cincinnati Bengals (5.9% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
They have only reached the Super Bowl twice and have never won it, but the great season of quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase generates illusion.
Cincinnati will host the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card Round.
8.- Los Angeles Rams (4.8% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
Odell Beckham and Von Miller arrived mid-season to reinforce a team that aspires to win the Super Bowl at home.
They will host the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card Round.
9.- New England Patriots (4.5% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
Their rookie quarterback, Mac Jones, will be the first quarterback to start a playoff game not named Tom Brady for the Pats in this millennium.
They will visit the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round.
10.- Arizona Cardinals (4.1% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
Along with the Titans, Bills and Bengals, they are one of the four teams on this list that have never won the Super Bowl, their quarterback Kyler Murray makes his playoff debut.
They will visit the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round.
11.- San Francisco 49ers (3.0% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
If the Cowboys have 26 years without winning the Super Bowl, the 49ers have 27, the thing is that in that time they have reached it twice and lost.
They will visit the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round.
12.- Las Vegas Raiders (0.4% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
They had to wait until the last play of the last game of the regular season to qualify for the playoffs after losing their head coach and two players for various scandals.
They will visit the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card Round.
13.- Philadelphia Eagles (0.3% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
Not much is expected from quarterback Jalen Hurts‘ team that sailed through the regular season in mediocrity.
They will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round.
14.- Pittsburgh Steelers (0.3% chance of winning the Super Bowl)
The Raiders got in on the last play and that same field goal extended at least one more game the career of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
They will visit the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round.