If you were planning on printing those Super Bowl tickets for the Kansas City Chiefs this season, you might want to check with the folks in Vegas. That’s because while the AFC West champions are looking at better odds this year compared to last, they aren’t tops in their own division.
After opening up the 2010 season with 100/1 odds to win the Super Bowl, the Chiefs are now listed at 40/1 (via bodog), good for 18th in the NFL, tied with the St. Louis Rams. Meanwhile, the San Diego Chargers are 11/1, fourth best in the league. That’s right, the team that finished 9-7 — a game behind the Chiefs — are now among the favorites in all of football to go all the way.
The Oakland Raiders have the third longest odds in the division — 23rd overall — at 65/1, while the Denver Broncos are 27th in the league and last in the division at 80/1.
If you want to aim your sights a little lower at just an AFC Championship for the Chiefs, you’ll get 20/1 action.
Not that the Chiefs should need any bulletin board material to get ready for the 2011 season, but being completely pushed aside as a fluke in 2010 should stick in the side of the players.