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Never Too Early Super Bowl Predictions: Bengals Won’t Bungle?

Featuring some choices like the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, as well as a sleeper New York Jets theory, it’s time to get to some early Super Bowl predictions for a season that’s closer than you realize.

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Not At All Early 2025 Super Bowl Predictions

Early Super Bowl Predictions – 1. Baltimore Ravens (+900 on FanDuel)

The simple reason you bet on this team is the MVP; Lamar Jackson. He was unbelievable in his 2023 campaign and is the most dynamic offensive player in the league.

The Ravens have one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL, and it is going to get even better with the addition of Derrick Henry in free agency. They are going to be a really tough offense to stop on the ground and Lamar has become a threat in the air especially with a healthy Mark Andrews and Zay Flowers.

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However, they lost Patrick Queen to the Steelers so they will need to fill that hole at linebacker. Still, this defense is extremely solid as they were No. 6 in total defense last season and are bringing back a lot of starters. The Ravens will look to continue to improve through free agency and the draft but I believe these odds for this team provide great value.

Early Super Bowl Predictions – 2. Cincinnati Bengals (+1500 on FanDuel)

Joe Burrow and the Bengals will be back to the way that they played during the 2022 season that resulted in a loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. This team struggled during the first half of the 2023 season and things got worse when Joe Burrow suffered a season ending injury on his hand during a week 11 game against the Ravens.

So far this off-season, they traded Joe Mixon to the Texans, Tee Higgins has requested a trade due to contract negotiations, and Tyler Boyd is a free agent.

Look for them to make a move via the draft or free agency for a running back and a receiver or two. Not to mention expect Ja’Marr Chase to have a big year as well as the addition of tight end Mike Gesicki proving fruitful.

The Bengals defense was second to last in total defense last year, but were fifth in total turnovers forced. They should make some additions to the defense this off-season to further solidify this positive. Also expect them to remain aggressive and continue to force more turnovers this season. These are great odds for a team that has a premier quarterback and has shown that they can go far in the playoffs like they did in the 2022 season with Burrow healthy.

Early Super Bowl Predictions – 3. Buffalo Bills (+1200 on FanDuel)

This has been a crazy off-season so far for the Buffalo Bills, parting ways with starters Jordan Poyer, Mitch Morse, Gabe Davis, Tre’Davious White, and Micah Hyde. This team is going to look a little different in 2024, but not much.

On the offensive side of the ball, they retain four of five starters on the line after re-signing left tackle Dion Dawkins. They return skill players Stefon Diggs, James Cook, Dawson Knox, Dalton Kincaid and Khalil Shakir, who all had productive 2023 seasons.

Yet, they need depth at wide receiver and will likely look to add a couple early in the draft or through free agency as well as add some depth at the running back spot.

James Cook had a stellar 2023 season and Dalton Kincaid was a real bright spot as a rookie for this offense. On the defensive side, they dealt with some tough injuries during the 2023 season. Losing Matt Milano and Tre’Davious White for the season was a huge blow to the defense and it just felt like they were banged up all year at every position.

They have a quality corner in Christian Benford, and re-signed Rasul Douglas who made some really big plays last season, but they are lacking depth in the secondary. Safety Taylor Rapp signed back with the team and he will be expected to make a big impact with the loss of Poyer and Hyde. They don’t have a ton of money to spend this off-season but they will definitely be adding to the defense through the draft and free agency.

The Bills are a really good team and these are great odds to back a team who always has a chance to win as long as Josh Allen is in the lineup.

Early Super Bowl Predictions – Sleeper Pick: New York Jets (+3000 on FanDuel)

The New York Jets had a complete roller coaster of a season last year. Going from signing hall of fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers — having Super Bowl hopes because of it — then losing him in the first game of the season with a torn achilles.

I got a chance to watch Hard Knocks on HBO with the Jets during training camp. Not only do they have a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, the mentality and belief they had with Aaron Rodgers in camp was completely different than what showed during the season when the team was forced to start Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle.

It’s kind of like what they say about the Michael Jordan effect, how he elevates his teammates around him to play at a higher level. This is a lottery pick at +3000 odds, but I believe this team will be much better this season with Aaron Rodgers healthy and they have the talent to make it to the big game.

To recap our NEVER too early Super Bowl predictions: Ravens (+900 on FanDuel) – Bengals (+1500 on FanDuel) – Bills (+1200 on FanDuel) – Jets (+3000 on FanDuel)

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