The Cincinnati Bengals are currently under the spotlight for a potential curse. Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, has taken a bold step by placing a substantial wager on one of the top AFC contenders to win Super Bowl 58. If his bet pays off, Portnoy stands to secure a significant seven-figure payout.
Portnoy has staked a whopping $67,000 on the Cincinnati Bengals as his Super Bowl 58 champions, with the potential to earn an impressive $1 million. Additionally, he’s invested $15,000 in the Bengals defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the championship game, which could net him a cool $500,000.
When you peruse the odds provided by most sportsbooks, you’ll find that the consensus favorites to win the Super Bowl include the reigning champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens, and the San Francisco 49ers. Some sportsbooks even rate the Dallas Cowboys as having better odds of winning the championship compared to the Bengals.
After their narrow loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 56, the Cincinnati Bengals made a return to the AFC title game last season but came up short against Patrick Mahomes and his team, falling victim to a last-second field goal by Harrison Butker.
Currently riding a four-game winning streak, the Bengals undeniably exhibit the qualities of a Super Bowl contender. They displayed their dominance by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-17 on the road in Week 9 and followed it up with a 24-18 home victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night.
Cincinnati will aim to sustain this momentum as they prepare to face C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans in their upcoming Sunday afternoon matchup.
If Portnoy’s bold predictions come to fruition, he will undoubtedly become a legendary figure in the city of Cincinnati.