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Super Bowl LIII Dark Horse Contenders: Which Teams Can Defy Odds?

The Super Bowl isn’t always won by the odds-on favorite.
The Eagles entered the 2017 NFL season as relative longshots to win Super Bowl LII, but Philadelphia wound up making the oddsmakers look foolish when it hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in Minneapolis this past February.
Powerhouses like the Eagles, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, of course, have favorable odds, but there are plenty of teams flying under the radar at the sportsbooks that could make a run to Super Sunday.
So without further ado, here are four Super Bowl dark horse contenders (odds provided by OddShark).
Los Angeles Chargers (+2400) The Chargers had a frustrating 2017 season, to say the least.
losses by three points or less.
Los Angeles’ pass rush also is nothing to scoff at, and Joey Bosa is poised for a run at the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Carolina Panthers (+3500) The Panthers were a popular dark horse Super Bowl contender last season, but Carolina ultimately fell in a Wild Card nail-biter against the New Orleans Saints.
Christian McCaffrey is as versatile as they come, while newcomer C.J.
New York Giants (+4500) The Giants suffered a disappointing 2017 season, but there was an immediate silver lining in posting a 3-13 record in the form of Saquon Barkley, who the team selected No.

The Super Bowl isn’t always won by the odds-on favorite.

The Eagles entered the 2017 NFL season as relative longshots to win Super Bowl LII, but Philadelphia wound up making the oddsmakers look foolish when it hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in Minneapolis this past February.

The story is no different entering the 2018 campaign. Powerhouses like the Eagles, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, of course, have favorable odds, but there are plenty of teams flying under the radar at the sportsbooks that could make a run to Super Sunday.

So without further ado, here are four Super Bowl dark horse contenders (odds provided by OddShark).

Los Angeles Chargers (+2400)
The Chargers had a frustrating 2017 season, to say the least. While a 9-7 record isn’t terrible by any stretch, the Bolts suffered four (!) losses by three points or less. The Chargers still have all of their key pieces in place: Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen are one of the best quarterback-wide receiver tandems in the league when healthy, while Melvin Gordon III routinely feasts on opposing defenses. Los Angeles’ pass rush also is nothing to scoff at, and Joey Bosa is poised for a run at the Defensive Player of the Year award. The Chargers benefit from a fairly easy…

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