Updated Super Bowl odds: Patriots back on top
It feels like a lifetime ago when the fans and national media alike had left Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots for dead following a horrific 41-14 Monday night loss at Kansas City in which the future Hall of Fame quarterback threw for just 159 yards with two interceptions.
Fast forward 11 weeks and the situation couldn’t have been further from the truth, as the Patriots have ripped off nine wins over their last ten games, have already put a bow on the AFC East and find themselves in a race with Denver and Indianapolis for the top overall seed in the AFC playoffs.
It just goes to show that maybe before we hit that little “tweet” button, we should re-think what’s being sent out into the abyss of the internet.
However, as the Patriots have surged, others have fallen. The San Francisco 49ers, a participant in each of the last three NFC Championship games, are no longer on the board at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook after being eliminated from postseason contention with Sunday’s 17-7 loss at Seattle. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers slipped from the Super Bowl favorite of 5/2 to 9/2 after being upset 21-13 at Buffalo this past weekend.
As for our early December value play (Baltimore), the Ravens have jumped from 40/1 to 30/1 now that John Harbaugh’s crew is in control of its own destiny.
Note: The odds in parenthesis indicate where each team was listed back on August 25.
New England Patriots: 5/2 (8/1)
Seattle Seahawks: 3/1 (9/2)
Green Bay Packers: 9/2 (10/1)
Denver Broncos: 5/1 (5/1)
Dallas Cowboys: 12/1 (75/1)
Arizona Cardinals: 16/1 (40/1)
Indianapolis Colts: 16/1 (20/1)
Detroit Lions: 20/1 (40/1)
Philadelphia Eagles: 25/1 (25/1)
Baltimore Ravens: 30/1 (25/1)
Cincinnati Bengals: 30/1 (20/1)
Pittsburgh Steelers: 30/1 (20/1)
New Orleans Saints: 50/1 (7/1)
Carolina Panthers: 60/1 (60/1)
Kansas City Chiefs: 80/1 (50/1)
Atlanta Falcons: 100/1 (60/1)
San Diego Chargers: 100/1 (30/1)
Buffalo Bills: 200/1 (60/1)
Houston Texans: 500/1 (25/1)
Miami Dolphins: 500/1 (50/1)
Cleveland Browns: 1000/1 (100/1)
OFF THE BOARD
San Francisco 49ers (10/1)
Chicago Bears (20/1)
New York Giants (40/1)
Washington Redskins (50/1)
St. Louis Rams (75/1)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (100/1)
Tennessee Titans (100/1)
New York Jets (60/1)
Minnesota Vikings (100/1)
Jacksonville Jaguars (200/1)
Oakland Raiders (100/1)
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