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The Titans Super Bowl Odds Are a Roller Coaster of Improbability

Bob Wankel - January 13, 2020

It wouldn’t have been a surprise if I told you sometime last month that the Chiefs, 49ers, and Packers would be playing on conference championship weekend. I’m not sure the same could be said of the No. 6 seed Titans, who remain standing after a pair of stunning road victories to reach the doorstep of the Super Bowl. After the latter of those upset wins in Baltimore on Saturday, the Titans have shifted from Super Bowl longshot to legitimate title contender. A look at the evolution of their Super Bowl odds reflects just how improbable this magical run seemed not all that long ago.

The Titans entered the season with reasons for optimism following a 9-7 campaign in 2018, but even the most hopeful of outlooks didn’t forecast a potential championship run. Well, at least the most hopeful of outlooks from those outside of Nashville.

In the days leading up to the regular season, the Titans were a +5500 longshot to win it all. For the sake of comparison, AFC Championship Game opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, were +850.

Those odds received an immediate jolt following a surprising Week 1 43-13 rout of the Browns, cutting the number to +4500. However, those odds would skyrocket to +13000 by mid-October in the wake of a miserable 16-0 loss to the Broncos that dropped the Titans to 2-4 and would get Marcus Mariota benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill.

The odds would reach a season peak at +17000 two weeks later after a 30-20 loss to the Panthers. Here’s a visual look the ride:

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As it turns out, that morning after that Week 9 loss at Carolina was the time to lock in a bet on Mike Vrabel’s squad to win it all.

The Titans would go on to rip off four straight wins in impressive fashion over the Chiefs, Jaguars, Colts and Raiders, subsequently improving their record to 8-6 and shrinking their Super Bowl odds to +4000 by Dec. 9–the morning after the Oakland win. Consecutive losses to the Texans and Saints followed that shot the price all the way back up to +6000.

Dizzy yet?

Of course, the Titans took care of business to reach the postseason, but their odds weren’t any better at ahead of their playoff opener in New England. Tennessee’s first postseason upset win dropped them to a reasonable +2900 prior to their matchup with the Ravens.  Following their convincing victory over No. 1 seed Baltimore last weekend, Tennessee still has the worst odds but finds now finds itself at +750 to win it all.

In terms of their current Super Bowl odds, the Titans’ at +750 odds seems like a reasonable price given they are once again a sizable underdog this week—the Chiefs opened as a 7.5-point favorite at home over the Titans in the AFC Championship Game—and would likely find themselves underdogs against either the 49ers or Packers in Miami next month.

Though they remain the longest shot of the final four teams left standing, if this Titans team has taught us anything over the past few months, odds are that there could be at least one or more twists and turns on this roller coaster of a season.

The Patriots Used Meek Mill in a Hype Video

Kevin Kinkead - February 1, 2019

I know that Meek Mill is close with Bob Kraft, and the pair are involved with a new criminal justice reform group, but what the hell is this? –

Pretty bad.

Rams by a million.

Super Bowl 53 “Who to Root For” Guide for Apathetic Eagles Fans

Kevin Kinkead - February 1, 2019

If you’re like me, you probably don’t give a shit about the Super Bowl. My interest level is maybe a 0.3 out of 10, because it’s the Patriots versus the Rams.

I know some people are cheering for the Patriots because they want the Eagles’ 2018 victory to stand out a little bit more. It’s the idea of, “well, the Eagles did what the Falcons, Seahawks, and Rams couldn’t do.” People believe that Super Bowl 52 means more if the Birds’ win isn’t diluted by other teams accomplishing the same feat.

Personally, I’d like to see the Pats get annihilated, because they’re disgusting cheaters. That’s the other way to approach this game from a neutral standpoint. And if the Rams win, Eagles fans can say their team beat the Super Bowl champions in their home stadium.

Here’s your brief Super Bowl 53 rooting guide.

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The Bud Light Eagles Statue is Nick Foles and Doug Pederson Calling the “Philly Special”

Kevin Kinkead - September 4, 2018

Looks like the Bud Light statue outside of Lincoln Financial Field does indeed appear to be Doug Pederson and Nick Foles deciding on the “Philly Special” play call during Super Bowl 52.

We did a short post a few minutes ago featuring a picture of the statue with a cover draped over it, but here’s an image of the statue sans veil below:

Looks like Pederson holding a play sheet. The crane is moving crusher Doug into position on the pedestal next to Foles.

Pretty gnarly, yeah? I assume this will only be up for Thursday night before eventually being moved, but I say we replace the Rocky statue at the Art Museum with this masterpiece instead.

The NFL Network is Running Two Eagles Specials Next Week

Kevin Kinkead - August 31, 2018

Hey, guess what?

We’ve arrived at the regular season.

The Eagles open with the Falcons at home next Thursday and the NFL Network is highlighting your Super Bowl champions with a pair of specials on the eve of the big game.

The first one is called “Philly Special: Doug Pederson and the 2017 Eagles” and premieres at 8 p.m. next Wednesday.

The second is called “America’s Game: 2017 Eagles” and will air immediately after the first one at 9 p.m, so if you were looking for the right time to sit on your ass and relive the Super Bowl season, this is your opportunity.

Here’s a blurb from the press release:

Philly Special: Doug Pederson and the 2017 Eagles airs on NFL Network, providing a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest moments and decisions that led to the Eagles’ first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. Building off of the success of 2015’s Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 Patriots, 2016’s Worth the Wait: Gary Kubiak and the 2015 Denver Broncos and 2017’s Do Your Job Part II, this year’s edition features sitdown interviews with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and others.  

The program will be narrated by Philly native and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. of Hamilton fame.

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Jon Dorenbos Got His Super Bowl LII Ring

Chris Jastrzembski - June 21, 2018

Another former Eagle got a ring. This time, it was everybody’s favorite long snapper Jon Dorenbos.

No disrespect to Rick Lovato who did a hell of a job last season, but Dorenbos should have arguably been on this team. He was due about $1 million last year before being traded to the Saints. That’s when team doctors made a lifesaving discovery that he had an aortic aneurysm.

He never played football again, but remained close to the Eagles organization during their playoff run. He and his wife traveled to Minnesota with the Eagles and got a picture with the Lombardi Trophy after the win.

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Brandon Graham Apparently Stripped Tom Brady on a Bum Hammy

Kevin Kinkead - June 7, 2018

Oh yeah, the Eagles practiced today.

Apparently Brandon Graham is even more of a beast than originally thought:

Not sure if you saw the play, but Graham’s strip sack of Tom Brady basically won the Super Bowl for the Eagles.

Here’s the play, just in case you didn’t see it:

Time’s yours.

FOX News Apologized

Kevin Kinkead - June 5, 2018

Kyle wrote this morning about the Fox News clip that misrepresented Eagles players as taking a knee during the national anthem when they were praying instead.

Fox apologized a few minutes ago:

 

There you have it.

Time’s yours.