Week 8 of the NFL schedule is on the horizon which means we are officially halfway through the 2017 season. Now is the time when NFL fans who like to put a wager or two down on the possible Super Bowl winner look for that one diamond in the rough longshot that could win the big game next February - and bring home a lot of bacon!

Sure, right now it is easy to say the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs or Pittsburgh Steelers are the way to go, but what about a longshot no one is seeing right now? Like last year when Atlanta shocked everyone in the NFC?

Or the Carolina Panthers the year before? Here are two teams that have huge odds to win the NFC Conference and the Super Bowl next February that might be worth taking a second glance at.

Rams bring winning ways to LA

The Rams were huge underdogs in terms of winning the NFC Conference and the Super Bowl heading into this season. Don't look now, but these guys are for real. Jared Goff has the Rams offense clicking on all cylinders through the first half of the season, and LA is currently in first place in the NFC West with a 5-2 record.

The Rams have a bye in Week 8 before they take on the NY Giants on November 5th in New York - a game they should very well win.

Back on September 7, the Rams were listed at +7500 to win the NFC Conference and +15000 to win the Super Bowl.

Those odd have changed to +1500 and +2500, which is still an incredible value if you believe LA can keep proving the doubters wrong.

Minnesota plays host to Super Bowl 52

Super Bowl 52 is scheduled to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4, 2018. The question is will the Vikings be representing the NFC in that game?

Before you say no way, just remember, the NFC has sent a different team to the big game every season since 1998. The only team from the NFC to head to the Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons since 1998 are the Seahawks in 2013-2014. So why not the Vikings?

Right now they are a quiet 5-2 on the season, and without Aaron Rodgers in the lineup for Green Bay, the North division is wide open.

Journeyman Case Keenum is playing well at quarterback for the Vikings while Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are healing from injuries. Next up on the Vikings schedule are the Cleveland Browns, which is a very winnable game for Minnesota. If the Vikings win the NFC North division, they are guaranteed at least one home game in the postseason.

I'm not saying this team is Super Bowl bound, but they are much better than they get credit for, especially at home.

Here are the latest odds to win Super Bowl 52.

Super Bowl 52 Odds

  • New England Patriots +450
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +800
  • Kansas City Chiefs +850
  • Philadelphia Eagles +850
  • Seattle Seahawks +1100
  • Atlanta Falcons +1400
  • Green Bay Packers +1600
  • Minnesota Vikings +2000
  • Dallas Cowboys +2200
  • Denver Broncos +2500
  • Carolina Panthers +2500
  • Los Angeles Rams +2500
  • Houston Texans +2800
  • Detroit Lions +3300
  • Washington Redskins +3300
  • New Orleans Saints +3300
  • Tennessee Titans +4000
  • Oakland Raiders +4000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +5000
  • Arizona Cardinals +5000
  • Buffalo Bills +6600
  • Baltimore Ravens +6600
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +6600
  • Miami Dolphins +7500
  • New York Giants +7500
  • Indianapolis Colts +10000
  • Los Angeles Chargers +10000
  • New York Jets +20000
  • Chicago Bears +20000
  • San Francisco 49ers +500000
  • Cleveland Browns +500000