Subway Super Bowl Possible? Strong Start For New York NFL Teams
Who would have thought that the New York Giants and New York Jets would be rising in their 2023 NFL Super Bowl odds as the season nears the end of its second month? The Giants and Jets are playing well enough to wonder whether a Subway Super Bowl could be in order. We’re breaking down the latest 2023 Super Bowl odds in the aftermath of Week 6.
2023 Super Bowl Odds Heading Into Week 7
We’re here to make sure you’re locking in the best payoffs for all of your NFL betting picks. Each franchise has a varying record, but as you can see below, they don’t all offer the same betting odds.
For example, a $100 bet on the team with the shortest Super Bowl odds — the Kansas City Chiefs at +500 — would pay a $500 profit if they manage to win Super Bowl LVII. Let’s take a look at the latest 2023 NFL Super Bowl odds and break down the teams whose odds present the best value.
New York Giants (+6000)
All hail Brian Daboll. The first-year New York Giants head coach has been spectacular through his first six games with the franchise, proving to be the real deal after being wonderfully successful in Buffalo as offensive coordinator.
Despite having one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL, a depleted wide receiver corps, and one of the 10 youngest rosters, the Giants have a 5-1 record and sit second in the NFL Standings for the NFC East.
Most of the Giants’ best talent is still on their rookie contract, but they play with a toughness that helps overcome their lack of explosiveness. Saquon Barkley has been tremendous, propelling a unit that is top-five in all key rushing stats and literally carrying an offense that is 10th in scoring rate despite their flaws. Barkley has 616 rushing yards and 155 receiving yards on the season.
Of course, the defense has been the key factor in their sudden success. Despite losing James Bradberry right before the season, this is the NFL’s No. 8 unit in yards allowed. It’s not a fluky number that has been skewed by turnovers, either, they’ve registered only one interception through six games. This unit can be even better if the offense stops pitting them with the fifth-worst starting field position.
Are the Giants real Super Bowl contenders? I don’t see it with Daniel Jones averaging just 6.4 yards per attempt. It’s an improvement that he hasn’t been a catastrophe, but the stakes will grow as the schedule gets more difficult in December and in the playoffs.
New York Jets (+9000)
I actually think the Jets’ 4-2 record is more surprising to me than the Giants’ 5-1 record considering their strength of schedules. The Jets’ offense hasn’t been better since Zach Wilson has taken over for Joe Flacco, but they’re more balanced, which has, in turn, helped the defense tremendously. Robert Saleh’s horses have been getting after quarterbacks much more effectively and forced seven turnovers.
Their latest win over Green Bay has been the most complete and impressive of their three straight victories. The Packers may be overrated, but they’re well-coached and generally dominate the regular season. The Jets have found their identity thanks to the immediate impact of Sauce Gardner and Breece Hall.
Both Gardner and Hall could win their Rookie of the Year honors for their defensive and offensive contributions, respectively. There are more things to like about what’s happening in New York, but for this team to reach the next level, there’s a lot to clean up as well.
Wilson must be more dynamic and be a playmaker. That isn’t a rush, as he is showing some progress so far in his second season. But offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur can do a better job integrating rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who has disappeared from the offense since Wilson took over. That must change quickly as competition ramps up in the coming weeks.
Are the Jets a true Super Bowl contender? Not yet, but this no longer appears to be a situation where Wilson and Saleh will be replaced in 2023, and that’s a fast and rapid improvement already.