New York Jets Facing Historical Odds To Win Super Bowl LII
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Christian Hackenberg #5 of the New York Jets calls out the play in the first quarter against the New York Giants during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

We’re not talking 100-to-1. Not 500-to-1. Not even 700-to-1. No, the New York Jets are facing 1,000-to-1 odds to win Super Bowl LII.

That’s right. At the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, the New York Jets are 1,000-to-1 longshots to win Super Bowl LII.

“[I’ve] never seen any NFL team this high before any games are played,” Ed Salmons, a 30-year veteran Las Vegas oddsmaker and assistant manager at the Westgate, told ESPN’s David Purdum.

Typically, horrible teams face something like 200-to-1 or even 500-to-1 odds to win it all. But 1,000-to-1? That seems a bit excessive.


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Among the things you’ve got a better chance of being the victim of than the Jets winning the Super Bowl: identity theft by age 40 (6-to-1) or getting bitten by a dog on a jog (133-to-1).

But it’s not all bad for the Jets, who are pegged as eight-point underdogs to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. They’ve got better odds of winning Super Bowl LII than you do of getting a hole-in-one on your birthday (25,000-to-1), winning Mega Millions (258 million-to-1) or winning Powerball (292 million-to-1).

Which means only one thing.

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I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.