- The Los Angeles Chargers saw their Super Bowl odds shorten from +3000 to +2000 after Week 3.
- The Chargers upset the favored Kansas City Chiefs on the road when the Chiefs had the shortest Super Bowl odds prior to the game.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Chargers were one of the biggest stories in the NFL of Week 3 due to their upset victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers went into the game with (+260) underdog odds to take out Kansas City (-300).
The win didn’t just shock the NFL world, but sports betting fans have also taken notice. The Chargers saw their odds to win the Super Bowl shorten at sportsbooks after the victory.
Looking at the Chargers roster, are they a legitimate team for sports bettors to take note of this NFL season? Or was this win just a fluke?
The Chargers Super Bowl Odds
The Chargers were (+3000) to win the Super Bowl at NFL betting sites prior to the Chiefs game. LA currently sits at (+2000) odds. The Kansas City Chiefs’ odds were affected as well, going from (+500) to (+600) as a result of the loss.
SUPER BOWL 56 (2022) – Odds To Win
- Kansas City Chiefs +600
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
- Los Angeles Rams +800
- Buffalo Bills +900
- Green Bay Packers +1000
- Baltimore Ravens +1400
- Cleveland Browns +1400
- San Francisco 49ers +1400
- Los Angeles Chargers +2000
The Chargers’ defense forced Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes into throwing two interceptions and successfully sacked him twice during this matchup.
The second INT came during the fourth quarter, a crucial turnover when the teams were tied at 24-24 with 1:44 left in the game.
On offense, the Chargers exploited the Chiefs. QB Justin Herbert threw for 281 YDS and 4 TDs in the game and RB Austin Ekeler saw 55 rushing yards.
The Chiefs were viewed early as strong favorites to win the Super Bowl, so the fact that the Chargers were able to easily have their way against Kansas City should have betting fans looking at LA as serious contenders.
Standing In The Chargers’ Way
The Chargers are in the AFC West and sit third in the division with a 2-1 record in front of the Chiefs at 1-2. The Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos are both 3-0 and have looked good so far this season.
Kansas City will be playing the Chargers again this year and could recover from their Super Bowl hangover that has had the Chiefs struggling early on. The next time these teams face one another could be a tougher matchup for LA.
The Raiders’ defense has been strong this season and the Chargers have been shut down against strong defenses before, namely their Week 2, 17-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Broncos have only faced one real team in their Week 1 win against the Los Angeles Rams. Their other two wins came from the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars, two teams with no win on the season.
The AFC West as a whole is a tough division to claim and should the Chargers make it to a Wild Card game, the AFC has the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Buffalo Bills that could stand in their way to get to and then win the Super Bowl.
If this Chiefs win wasn’t a fluke, however, then the Chargers can beat any of these teams easily. Sports bettors should jump on these long odds at regulated sports betting sites before the odds shift any further.
The Chargers will face the Raiders for Monday Night Football starting at 8:15 p.m. EST on both ABC and ESPN.
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