Top 10 NFL Teams Most Likely to Win Super Bowl 59 (2025)

Super Bowl 58 has concluded, which means it's time for a long offseason. The teams will navigate through the draft and free agency in preparation to ultimately make it to football's greatest stage in 2025.

In addition to this, they'll be dealing with the regular season itself, managing injuries and weather conditions. These are the teams that realistically have the best chances of making it to Super Bowl 59 in New Orleans.
The Top Ten
1 Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Yeah, you can call me a homer if you want to, but what else do you need to see? You can't seriously say KC isn't a contender to at least win the AFC again. This year's Chiefs team was easily the weakest in the Mahomes era since the 2018 team, at least. Remember the middle of the season when the offense was out of sorts? The receivers couldn't catch the ball, and we looked like we were on track to be an early exit from the playoffs. Calling our offense flawed was a massive understatement.

Patrick Mahomes had to play on the road in the playoffs for the first time. In the end, it didn't matter one bit. It was strange to see the offense struggling, outside of Isaiah Pacheco, who was a force at running back. Yet, the real story was the defense, which was right there to lead the way. The run defense was about average, but the pass defense was among the best in the league. Steve Spagnuolo constantly put on a masterclass, shutting down high-flying offenses. Harrison Butker was the definition of clutch when it came to kicking.

The only free agents the Chiefs need to worry about are Chris Jones and L'Jarius Sneed, both of whom I believe will come back. Assuming Travis Kelce doesn't retire, expect the offense to be revamped this offseason.

2 San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After yet another heartbreaking loss to end the season, San Francisco will have at least one more chance to get the job done with this current core. The Niners will have most of the key contributors coming back, and this is a team that is arguably the most complete and balanced roster in the league.

They were so close to winning that Super Bowl. Just a bunch of unfortunate circumstances and bad breaks led to them ultimately losing a soul-crushing game. The key is to obviously stay healthy, considering they have a history of everyone suffering major injuries before. They need to keep Brandon Aiyuk, as he's entering the final season of his rookie contract. The best bet would be to try and lock down Aiyuk and Purdy for the long term. They don't really need to do a whole lot to the roster. As long as everybody stays healthy, they should continue to contend for a Super Bowl.

3 Green Bay Packers The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. The Packers have won 4 Super Bowls and 13 NFL championships.

The best way to describe the Packers' 2023 season is as a tale of two halves. The first half of the season was largely forgettable, but in the second half, they managed to turn it around and get hot late. It was enough to earn a playoff berth, and they even won a playoff game. Jordan Love showed flashes of brilliance, suggesting he could be the guy, which is reason enough to be optimistic for 2024.

This Packers team is very young overall, and while they don't have to worry about losing anyone notable to free agency, they do have limited cap space to work with. They got rid of Joe Barry, so a new Defensive Coordinator should hopefully be a breath of fresh air for that defense. Overall, the future is looking bright in Green Bay. If Jordan Love picks up where he left off in the 2023 season, I like the Packers' chances of making some noise in 2024.

4 Baltimore Ravens The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference North division.

On paper, this Ravens team should be among the best in the NFL. After a disappointing end to a promising season, the Ravens will have a lot of work to do this offseason. Lamar Jackson is coming off his second MVP season with the best set of weapons he's had in his career. The defense was decent, but now you have young guys who'll be expecting a big check, including Justin Madubuike and Patrick Queen. Can the Ravens retain these massive playmakers among others this offseason?

The AFC is nothing short of a dogfight. Also, not to mention they lost Mike Macdonald to fill the Seattle head coaching vacancy.

5 Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.

Remember when everybody thought this team was a legitimate Super Bowl contender? The Dolphins had a promising start to the season with a high-flying offense, yet they finished on a sour note with blowout losses to Baltimore and Kansas City in the wild card game. They also managed to blow the AFC East division title in the end.

They will be on a slippery slope this off-season trying to keep their veteran players around like Defensive Tackle Christian Wilkins, Offensive Tackle Robert Hunt, Linebacker Jerome Baker, and Center Connor Williams. Not to mention, Tua is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which means he's due for an extension, and considering what other quarterbacks around the league are getting paid, that extension won't be cheap. Assuming they can get Tua the big bucks and thread the needle with the rest of the roster, they will still be formidable enough to make noise in 2024. The question is, can they play up to potential?

6 Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

If you were to ask me back in September, the Eagles looked like one of the best teams in the NFL. Yet, they had a collapse for the ages in the back half of the season, finishing a pathetic 2-6 in their final 8 games, including the playoffs. They seriously looked like they just stopped trying at times. Part of the problem was Matt Patricia. I'll never understand why they hired him to run the defense to begin with. In addition, Jason Kelce is likely to retire.

The Eagles, on paper, still have a talented roster capable of being among the best in the league. They hired Vic Fangio and Kellen Moore as their new Defensive and Offensive Coordinators respectively, which is a nice start. Assuming they clean things up, this team could very easily revert back to the 2022 version that made the Super Bowl and nearly won. If not, expect Nick Sirianni's seat to be burning.

7 Houston Texans The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

CJ Stroud lit up the football world last year, and with guys like Nico Collins and Tank Dell, this is a young team emerging. Now let's see them build on that success story. I'm curious to see if they are legit or if that was just a short-lived Linsanity run.

8 Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

2024 is a critical season for Dallas. The Cowboys are at a crossroads after yet another disappointing end to what was a very promising season. The way the Cowboys were absolutely humiliated at home by a young Packers team is embarrassing. Dan Quinn was replaced by former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. But was that enough? Some believe that Mike McCarthy is to blame, and yet Jerry Jones doubles down on McCarthy. There's simply too much talent on this roster.

In theory, the Cowboys should be a legitimate contender, but you can't trust Mike McCarthy whatsoever. Also, not to mention Dak is due for an extension. So what do you do? Let him walk away, or pay up to keep him around? McCarthy's leash has to be short. Failure to make a deep playoff run again and he'll be given the boot.

9 Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division... read more

I know it was painful how the season ended, but the Lions had a phenomenal season, arguably the best in franchise history. Detroit proved they aren't the same old Lions anymore. This was a team that was one half of football away from making the Super Bowl. They had San Francisco on the ropes until it all came crashing down in the end.

The fact of the matter is, Campbell's crew is set up very nicely to make another deep run in the playoffs. Ben Johnson staying is a huge win for the Lions. Another thing Detroit has going for them is all their core players are relatively young, so they don't have many crucial free agents. Plus, they have approximately 50 million dollars in cap room and can create more by extending Jared Goff. If they can address the pass defense, which was their biggest weakness, this team will be even better in 2024.

10 Los Angeles Rams The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The Rams have suddenly revived themselves thanks to a hidden gem in Puka Nacua, and Kyren Williams seems to be the answer at Running Back. Not to mention they still have Cooper Kupp as well. And not to mention Aaron Donald on defense. And Matt Stafford is still pretty solid. They'll be a force in a weakened NFC.

The Contenders
11 Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.

The Bengals are an easy team to forget about, but Joe Burrow will be out for revenge. The guy is good when healthy. The problem is he's one season-ending injury away from being labeled as "Sam Bradford with weapons." The question I have is, how many more years can they contend before the receivers start demanding more money?

12 Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League. Buffalo Bills had the longest playoff drought of any team which came to an end in 2017.

2023 was honestly their best shot at beating the Chiefs, and they still couldn't get it done, which makes the season feel lost, even if they rallied at the end to save it from going down the drain. This will be a tough offseason for Buffalo to navigate. There are plenty of questions that need to be addressed, and their answers will determine what to expect in 2024.

The window of opportunity to contend for a championship is closing fast. They need to retool the defense and add depth. They also need to either get Stefon Diggs more involved in the offense or find another weapon. Josh Allen is a good quarterback and will lead the Bills to be a competitive team again, but at this point, there are serious concerns that must be resolved to get over the hump that has eluded them for the past several years.

13 Minnesota Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

Last year was disappointing once Kirk Cousins went down. Now, the question is, will he be back for them? There's a real possibility he might've played his last snap as a Viking. So, the question becomes, if not him, then who's their quarterback going to be in 2024?

14 New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

This should be the year we get to see what the Jets should've been. They have the talent on defense, but can they protect Aaron Rodgers? We saw what happened last year if they can't. The O line must be addressed if they want any chances of even tasting playoff chances.

15 Las Vegas Raiders The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Las Vegas. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger... read more
16 Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division... read more

Cleveland had a roller coaster ride of emotions in 2023. Despite all of that, they won 11 games, which is tied for their most wins in a season since they were reborn in 1999. That's significant considering they made the playoffs after starting 5 different quarterbacks throughout the season and lost their star running back, Nick Chubb, to a season-ending injury.

There will be plenty of questions surrounding this team in 2024, mainly whether Deshaun Watson can actually play like he did in his days in Houston again. Remember, the Browns are financially tied to Watson for at least 3 more years in that fully guaranteed 230 million dollar contract. They desperately need him to play up to his potential for this team to reach its ceiling. Joe Flacco's "Cinderella" run gave us a glimpse of what this team could look like with a good quarterback.

The other major question is how well Nick Chubb will bounce back from that devastating season-ending injury last year. On paper, this team is scary, especially with a defense led by Myles Garrett and coordinator Jim Schwartz. The question is whether they can actually play up to their potential.

17 Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.
18 Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.
19 Tennessee Titans The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Maybe not this year, but in the next 10.

20 San Diego Chargers The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in Los Angeles. The Chargers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Should the Chargers win the Super Bowl, in San Diego instead of Los Angeles?

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