Does the NFL’s Global Profile Help Smaller Leagues?

Over the past few years, NFL (America’s National Football League) chiefs have made several successful attempts to push the sport’s global profile.

American football is now played on every major sporting continent. However, some countries have been quicker and more receptive to embracing the sport than others.

The main countries outside of America where football (not soccer) is now played in 2023 are Canada, Japan, Mexico, England, and various other European nations. The NFL has also launched initiatives to increase American football’s global profile in Africa.

The question being asked here is, does the NFL’s global profile help smaller leagues? Let’s dive straight in to find out.

How important is the NFL’s global profile to help smaller leagues, and how are they expanding the sport?

The NFL’s ever-increasing global profile doesn’t just have a huge effect on the popularity of the NFL Championship and the AFC Championship – the top tiers of men’s professional football in America, but it also has a huge effect on the smaller leagues in America and around the world at grassroots levels and above.

They have been successful in raising the sport’s global profile thanks to scouting initiatives in Africa, which is designed to seek out aspiring American Football players and potentially guide them towards careers across the pond in the big leagues.

The NFL International Series has also played a major role in selling the sport abroad. American Football fans who could previously never watch the games because it was nearly impossible for them to save up the money to travel to America to watch their favourite teams can now watch these teams in action in countries outside of America.

Where can I bet on the NFL?

Wherever you are in the world, if you’re looking to place a wager on any upcoming NFL matches for the 2023/24 season, one of the most trusted sites you can try is the official 32red sport website, which is known for having some of the iGaming industry’s most competitive NFL betting odds.

You must be at least 18 years old to sign up here in most countries. It’s free to sign up to, and it’s owned by one of the industry’s most trusted names.

Who is going to win the  NFL Championship 2023/24?

If you’re considering placing a wager on which team might win the NFL Championship 2023/24, one of the safest bets is the Kansas City Chiefs. For example, if you were to place a wager on them right now to win the NFL Championship outright, you would be looking at average odds of around 6/1.

6/1 in the fractional odds format is the same as saying the Kansas City Chiefs have a 14.37% implied probability rate of winning. However, it’s still early days, and the season hasn’t even started.

Don’t forget that anything can happen in football. Also, 6/1 means +600 in the American/moneyline format and 7.00 in the decimal odds format. Let’s now take a quick look at how some of the other likely candidates to win the NFL are currently priced:

  • Philadelphia Eagles @ 15/2 (11.80% implied probability rate). If you prefer the American/moneyline odds format, 15/2 is +750, and for those of you who prefer the decimal odds format, 15/2 works out to 8.50
  • Buffalo Bills @ 9/1 (10.00% implied probability rate). In the American/moneyline odds format, 9/1 is +900, and in the decimal odds format, 15/2 works out to 10.00
  • San Francisco 49ers (currently priced the same as the Buffalo Bills)

Some of the other teams that stand a slight chance (but are much less likely to win the NFL Championship) this year are the Cincinnati Bengals, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Baltimore Ravens.

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