In today’s FOX Sports Insider with Martin Rogers: Upsets always get people talking, but with all top teams left, we have the best of the best playing for a Super Bowl berth … The Giants have some key free agents and they will define the offseason for New York … and more!
Upsets are awesome. In many ways, that nudging possibility for disruption is the lifeblood of sports. It keeps us guessing, watching and coming back for more.
March Madness wouldn't be the same without Cinderellas and bracket-busting miracles. Talking of miracles, monumental upsets — including a famous one that took place on ice 43 (yes, really) years ago — are the sorts of things that get movies made about them.
But there is something that happens when you don't get upsets, and it has magic of a different kind. We're seeing it right now in the NFL postseason and it is about to manifest at its highest point this weekend.
When upsets are absent, you get blockbusters.
The ongoing postseason has essentially been an upset-free zone. Chalk dust is lacing the air. Of the 10 matchups so far, only twice have the seeding sensibilities been offended, and they didn't feel much like upsets at all.
Odds provided by FOX Bet Cincinnati Bengals to win the Super Bowl (+260)
From FOX Sports Betting Analyst: Geoff Schwartz
The Bengals absolutely deserve to be the favorite in Kansas City this weekend. They've beaten the Chiefs three straight times, including last season in this exact game. This Bengals team is more well-rounded, being better on defense and special teams. The Bengals do not make crippling mistakes, have terrible turnovers or bad penalties. This helps them against a Chiefs team that can be sloppy. If the Bengals get by the Chiefs, I think you'd feel awesome about their chances to win the Super Bowl this season.