Jets Super Bowl Odds Explode Following Upset Win Over Bills

Tyler Conklin and Zach Wilson of the Jets celebrate with Michael Carter.
Tyler Conklin and Zach Wilson of the Jets celebrate with Michael Carter. / Chris Pedota, / USA

Who would've thought that the New York Jets would be entering their Week 10 bye with a 6-3 record, already clearing their full season win total?

Maybe Robert Saleh and his team saw this coming, but certainly not Vegas.

The Jets were expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this season, especially after quarterback Zach Wilson went down with a knee injury in the preseason. However, New York stayed afloat with Joe Flacco under center, and Wilson is now 5-1 since returning as the team's starter.

New York's best win of the 2022 season came in Week 9 when it upset Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. The Jets defense got to Allen with a couple interceptions, and Wilson and company played turnover-free late to secure the win.

Now, Saleh's Jets are just half a game out of first place in a loaded AFC East that features Buffalo (6-2), Miami (6-3) and New England (5-4).

Not only did the win against Buffalo cash the OVER for Jets win total bettors, but it also slashed the team's odds to win the Super Bowl... IN HALF.

Jets Odds to Win the Super Bowl Skyrocket After Week 9 Win Over Bills

Prior to Week 9, the Jets were at +14000 to win the Super Bowl, with many expecting them to fall to 5-4 on the season as major underdogs against Buffalo.

With the win, New York is now +7000 at DraftKings to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this season.

There is still a lot of season left, and the Jets could lose ground in the division with wins by Buffalo and Miami while they are on their bye, but the fact that Saleh has this team at 6-3 is a huge win, especially for Jets fans.

New York's front office showed confidence in the roster by trading for running back James Robinson after rookie Breece Hall was lost for the season to a torn ACL, and so it's paying dividends. Robinson scored a key touchdown in Week 9 against Buffalo.

Are the Jets Super Bowl Contenders?

Even though the Jets' odds are on the move, it still may be a little early to bet on them to win the Super Bowl, even though their defense is one of the better units in the NFL.

Wilson doesn't have any playoff experience, and while he's led the team to a 5-1 record, he hasn't exactly lit the world up either. So far this season, Wilson is averaging 200.3 passing yards per game, throwing four touchdowns to five interceptions.

The Jets are a fun team to watch right now, but even if they make the playoffs they likely aren't a true Super Bowl contender this season.

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