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SB LI Futures: How Brady’s Suspension Impacts Patriots’ Title Hopes

Originally when I heard Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, I didn’t think much of it, but then I dug into some numbers and started to consider that the Patriots might be in trouble. Oddsmakers barely budged after the suspension was announced — bumping the Pats from the favorite spot, only to plug them back into the top position a few days later.

Currently at +700, here’s a few scenarios that could have a negative impact on the Patriots’ chances of winning Super Bowl LI:

If they start the season with a loss

The Patriots open the season on the road in Arizona in the first Sunday nighter of the season. With Brady in the lineup, the game originally opened as a pick’em, but with Jimmy Garoppolo calling the shots, New England is now a 5.5-point underdog.

Without Brady at the helm, a loss here wouldn’t be a surprise, and with 15 games left after Week 1, it might not seem like a big deal, but it is. Here’s why — 75% of Super Bowl Champions since 1980 have all won in Week 1, and perhaps equally concerning, 69% of all teams to make the playoffs during that span have won in Week 1, proving that a strong start is essential to how a team finishes the season.

If they start the season 0-2

Patriots’ fans might scoff at the idea of their team following up a Week 1 loss with another loss in Week 2 against the lowly Dolphins, but guess what — they’ve lost three of their last five games to Miami, who could be an improved team this season. If Garoppolo struggles, and they start the season 0-2, they might be screwed.

It’s only happened three times since 1980 that a team who started the season 0-2 won the Super Bowl, and even scarier, teams who start the season 0-2 rarely make the playoffs. Of the nine teams who started 0-2 last season, two made the playoffs. In 2014, one of seven teams that started 0-2 made the playoffs. In 2013, it was one of eight. To hammer the point home even more, only 9.3% of teams since 2007 to start the season 0-2 made the playoffs.

My Take

Of course, these scenarios are hypothetical as the games still have to be played, but those percentages don't work in the Patriots' favor. If a guy with 188 career passing yards replacing Tom Brady for a quarter of the season doesn’t scare you off of a Patriots futures wager, those historical numbers should.

There's a lot of value on the board and the AFC should be better this season. Don't tie up your futures dollars with a team that has so much working against it.

Here’s a look at the complete list of odds:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+700
Seattle Seahawks+800
Green Bay Packers+1000
Pittsburgh Steelers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1100
Arizona Cardinals+1200
Denver Broncos+1800
Cincinnati Bengals+1800
Minnesota Vikings+2000
Dallas Cowboys+2000
Indianapolis Colts+2500
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
New York Giants+2500
Oakland Raiders+2500
Houston Texans+3300
Baltimore Ravens+3300
Washington Redskins+4000
Buffalo Bills+5000
New York Jets+5000
Atlanta Falcons+5000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Jacksonville Jaguars+5000
Los Angeles Rams+6600
Miami Dolphins+6600
Detroit Lions+6600
San Diego Chargers+6600
New Orleans Saints+6600
Tennessee Titans+7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+10000
San Francisco 49ers+10000
Cleveland Browns+10000

Odds as of June 24 at Bovada

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Shortly after Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for allegedly conspiring to deflate footballs, sportsbooks reacted by removing the Patriots as favorites to win Super Bowl 51. The Seahawks took a slight edge above New England, but a few weeks later, the Patriots are once again installed as favorites, coming in at +700 at online sportsbook Bovada.

It’s the best of a bad situation for New England as the four games Brady will miss — at Arizona, then home to Miami, Houston and Buffalo — at the start of the season is perhaps the easiest four-game stretch of their season, with the season opener in Arizona being the only legit threat. Miami, Houston and Buffalo combined to go 10-14 on the road last season, with the Dolphins and Bills both losing as visitors in New England.

Another significant mover in the odds since our last update is the defending champion Denver Broncos who’ve gone from +1400 to +1800. Sportsbooks likely don’t have much confidence in the team’s current quarterback situation. Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler were replaced with Mark Sanchez — who’s played in 12 games in the last three seasons — and late first-round draft project Paxton Lynch. It seems as if they’re undervaluing the quarterback position after their defense carried them to a Super Bowl victory. For a team that expects to contend, they should have been more aggressive, but we’re still months away from the regular season and several better options appear to be available via trade.

After what looks to be a very successful draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars are a team on the rise. They’ve gone from +6600 to join five other teams at +5000.

Here’s a look at the updated odds:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+700
Seattle Seahawks+800
Green Bay Packers+1000
Pittsburgh Steelers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1100
Arizona Cardinals+1400
Denver Broncos+1800
Cincinnati Bengals+1800
Minnesota Vikings+2000
Dallas Cowboys+2000
Indianapolis Colts+2500
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
New York Giants+2500
Oakland Raiders+2500
Houston Texans+3300
Baltimore Ravens+3300
Washington Redskins+4000
Buffalo Bills+5000
New York Jets+5000
Atlanta Falcons+5000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Jacksonville Jaguars+5000
Los Angeles Rams+6600
Miami Dolphins+6600
Detroit Lions+6600
San Diego Chargers+6600
New Orleans Saints+6600
Tennessee Titans+7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+10000
San Francisco 49ers+10000
Cleveland Browns+10000

Odds as of May 18 at Bovada

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Deflategate is back! Oh brother…

Throughout the entire NFL offseason, the New England Patriots have been favorites to win Super Bowl 51 — until today. With news breaking that Tom Brady’s four-game suspension from the Deflategate scandal has been reinstated by a U.S. appeals court, the Patriots’ odds to win the Super Bowl dropped from +600 to +900.

If the suspension is upheld, Brady will miss games against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills. Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to start in Brady’s absence.

With the Patriots’ odds on the move, The Seattle Seahawks are the new favorites at +850. The Pats are still the top AFC team on the board, but other top contenders in the conference received a bump.

Here’s a look at the updated Super Bowl 51 odds:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
Seattle Seahawks+850
New England Patriots+900
Green Bay Packers+1000
Pittsburgh Steelers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1200
Arizona Cardinals+1400
Denver Broncos+1400
Cincinnati Bengals+1800
Minnesota Vikings+2000
Dallas Cowboys+2000
Indianapolis Colts+2200
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
New York Giants+2500
Oakland Raiders+2500
Houston Texans+2800
Baltimore Ravens+2800
Buffalo Bills+4000
New York Jets+4000
Washington Redskins+4000
Atlanta Falcons+5000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000
Miami Dolphins+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Detroit Lions+6600
San Diego Chargers+6600
New Orleans Saints+6600
Jacksonville Jaguars+6600
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+7500
Tennessee Titans+10000
San Francisco 49ers+10000
Cleveland Browns+10000

Odds as of April 25 at Bovada

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Last year’s Panthers are proof that it’s not always the teams that look the best on paper heading into a season that are worthy of a preseason futures wager. The Panthers, who were coming off at 7-8-1 season in 2014, were +5000 to win the Super Bowl and cashed at +2500 to win the NFC (both as of September 8). Even though they didn’t win the Super Bowl, they fared much better and proved to be a better bet than teams with much shorter odds such as the Packers (+550), Seahawks (+650) and Patriots (+900).

While the Patriots remain the favorite to win the Super Bowl, there’s great value to be had with a few teams in the second half of the odds list that could duplicate or even surpass what the Panthers did last season.

Here’s my favorite pre-draft value picks:

Baltimore Ravens +3300

Since Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh teamed up in 2008, Baltimore has been one of the most consistent teams in the NFL. The Ravens have made the playoffs in six of the last eight seasons and have never missed the playoffs in two straight seasons, but currently sit with the 16th best odds to win the Super Bowl after a down season last year. A number of key injuries on both sides of the ball were largely to blame for Baltimore’s 5-11 record, which was the first losing season in Flacco and Harbaugh’s eight seasons together.

The silver lining for the subpar season comes in the form of a sixth overall draft pick who will be paired with the newly acquired Mike Wallace. Wallace isn’t considered the threat he once was, perhaps due to the fact that he’s a deep ball receiver who was playing in pass conservative offenses the past few seasons, but he gives the Ravens the opportunity to stretch the field similar to when Torrey Smith was running deep routes for the team.

The AFC North is always a tough division in which the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens all seem to take a turn winning each season, with Pittsburgh winning four times over the last ten years, and three times each for Baltimore and Cincy. The division has also produced at least one Wild Card team in seven of the last eight seasons.

After a tough season, I expect the healthy and retooled Ravens to return to the consistent ways of the Harbaugh/Flacco era and find themselves back in the mix among the league’s top contenders.

New Orleans Saints +5000

Another longstanding Head Coach/QB duo is looking to get back into contention in 2016, with the Saints looking to rebound from two straight losing seasons. The last time New Orleans missed the playoffs two seasons in a row during the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, they followed it up with a Super Bowl victory in 2009.

Last season’s 7-9 team was full of holes, especially on defense as they allowed the most points in the NFL. Former Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is staying on as the defensive coordinator after taking over for Rob Ryan following the bye week last season. It wasn’t much, but the team saw incremental improvements after Allen took over. Lots of new faces will lineup on defense for the team this year, including defensive tackle Nick Fairley, and most likely, whoever the Saints draft at No. 12 in a few weeks.

This team’s bread and butter remains the offense as they tallied the second most yards in the NFL in 2015. Led by Drew Brees’ league leading 4870 passing yards, they were dynamite at creating big plays — tied for the league lead with receptions of over 20 yards. The team didn’t miss a beat with the departure of Jimmy Graham and could be even better this year with young receivers Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead maturing into one of the league’s top receiving duos.

With the same odds that the Panthers had entering the 2015 season and being led by a reenergized Peyton and one of the best QB’s in the league, this team, their track record and that +5000 price tag is simply too good to ignore.

Here’s a look at the updated Super Bowl 51 odds:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+600
Seattle Seahawks+1000
Green Bay Packers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1200
Pittsburgh Steelers+1200
Denver Broncos+1600
Arizona Cardinals+1600
Houston Texans+2000
Cincinnati Bengals+2000
Minnesota Vikings+2000
Dallas Cowboys+2200
Indianapolis Colts+2200
Kansas City Chiefs+2200
New York Giants+2500
Oakland Raiders+2500
Baltimore Ravens+3300
Atlanta Falcons+5000
Detroit Lions+5000
New Orleans Saints+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Buffalo Bills+5000
New York Jets+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
San Diego Chargers+5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5000
Washington Redskins+5000
Jacksonville Jaguars+5000
Philadelphia Eagles+6600
San Francisco 49ers+6600
Miami Dolphins+6600
Tennessee Titans+15000
Cleveland Browns+15000

Odds as of April 19 at Bovada

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The Houston Texans wasted absolutely no time in remodelling their offense during the offseason. On the first day of NFL free agency the team signed quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller. Pairing the new signings with stud wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and offensive guru Bill O’Brien could give the Texans one of the most exciting offenses in football.

Within 24 hours of the signings the odds of the Texans winning the Lombardi Trophy this year jumped from +5000 to +2000 at Bovada. Houston went from the same odds as the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions to having better odds than the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings.

Osweiler will replace Brian Hoyer as Houston’s starting quarterback, but the two had very similar numbers last season. In eight games, seven of which were starts, Osweiler completed 61.8 percent of his passes, had a 10-6 TD/INT ratio with a quarterback rating of 86.4. Hoyer was arguably better with a 60.6 completion percentage, a 19-7 TD/INT ratio and a QBR of 91.4.

Obviously Osweiler has much more potential than Hoyer ever will, but, in a vacuum, there is no substantial upgrade in signal callers.

The Texans did make a potentially huge upgrade at running back with Miller though. Miller is actually able to stay healthy, unlike Arian Foster, and is likely to be less lethargic playing for a competitive Houston team compared to Miami. Miller has only averaged 212 touches per season, including receptions, over his three years as the starter for the Dolphins, which means he still has treads left on the tires.

The Texans will pair this new-look offense with a defense that finished last season in the Top 10 in yards allowed and points allowed. Ultimately, the offense will not need to carry this team as they should be a well-rounded outfit.

However, the AFC South is suddenly looking competitive. The Indianapolis Colts will have Andrew Luck, hopefully with his case of interception-itis cured, the Jacksonville Jaguars added several defensive pieces to compliment their high-octane offense and the Tennessee Titans have a growing Marcus Mariota steering the ship.

If the Houston Texans were to win Super Bowl 51 it wouldn't be the strangest thing to ever happen, but the team still has a lot of questions to answer before they are even expected to make the playoffs out of the AFC South.

Here is a complete list of odds to win Super Bowl 51:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+750
Denver Broncos+1000
Pittsburgh Steelers+1000
Seattle Seahawks+1000
Green Bay Packers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1000
Arizona Cardinals+1600
Dallas Cowboys+2000
Houston Texans+2000
Cincinnati Bengals+2200
Minnesota Vikings+2200
Indianapolis Colts+2500
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
New York Giants+3300
Baltimore Ravens+4000
Oakland Raiders+4000
Atlanta Falcons+5000
Detroit Lions+5000
New Orleans Saints+5000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Buffalo Bills+5000
New York Jets+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
San Diego Chargers+5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5000
Washington Redskins+5000
San Francisco 49ers+6600
Miami Dolphins+6600
Jacksonville Jaguars+6600
Tennessee Titans+10000
Cleveland Browns+15000

Odds as of March 10 at Bovada

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At the top of the odds list to win Super Bowl 51 are the typical usual suspects — Patriots, Broncos, Steelers, Seahawks, Panthers, and for some reason, ranked seventh on the list at +1600, is the Dallas Cowboys.

To make a long story short, if you’re thinking of placing a wager on Dallas, don’t waste your money.

To make the short story longer though, here’s why you’re better off investing in St. Louis Rams season tickets than betting “America’s Team” at that price.

Cowboys backers will blame 2015’s four-win season on the laundry list of injuries the team suffered, but common sense and history tell us the NFC East’s worst team last season doesn’t stand much of a chance at winning the Super Bowl. Over the last ten years, only once has a team finished last in their division and went on to win the Super Bowl the following year. That team, the New Orleans Saints, was a much different story than the 2015 Cowboys though, as they finished last in the NFC South in 2008 with eight wins.

Even trying to go from last to first in your division is difficult, as over the last 10 years, it’s happened 11 out of a possible 80 times (13.75%). Over the last 35 seasons, the Cowboys have finished last in their divison five times (inlcuding 2015), but have never gone from last to first. The previous four times they finished dead last in the division were in consecutive years (1988, 1989, 2001, 2002), so perhaps that trend will continue in 2016.

That doesn’t mean the Cowboys can't win the NFC East this season or that they won’t clinch a Wild Card spot, but only once out of seven times in the past 10 years has a last place team with four wins or less advanced past the Wild Card round in the playoffs the following year.

As for the four wins the Cowboys are coming off of in 2015, only one team since 1980, the 1999 Rams, won the Super Bowl after having four wins in the previous season.

From the common sense perspective, it has to be considered that in five full seasons as the Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett has gotten the team over the .500 mark just once. Also, Tony Romo will be 36-year-old when the season starts and is reportedly set to have a plate surgically implanted in his left collarbone that was broken twice during the regular season. Sounds promising.

Comparing Dallas to other teams who were let down by quarterback injuries last season, the Colts at +2000 and Ravens at +3300 offer much better value. History isn’t on the Cowboys’ side, and you shouldn’t be either. Unless Tony Romo has a miraculous recovery, the team hits a home run in the draft and free agency, and their odds move to a more realistic price, you should look to spend your money elsewhere.

Here’s the complete list of odds:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+750
Denver Broncos+900
Pittsburgh Steelers+900
Seattle Seahawks+1000
Green Bay Packers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1000
Dallas Cowboys+1600
Arizona Cardinals+1600
Indianapolis Colts+2000
Cincinnati Bengals+2000
Minnesota Vikings+2800
Kansas City Chiefs+2800
Baltimore Ravens+3300
Atlanta Falcons+4000
Detroit Lions+4000
New Orleans Saints+4000
New York Giants+4000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Houston Texans+5000
Buffalo Bills+5000
New York Jets+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
San Diego Chargers+5000
San Francisco 49ers+5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5000
Washington Redskins+5000
Oakland Raiders+5000
Miami Dolphins+6600
Jacksonville Jaguars+6600
Tennessee Titans+10000
Cleveland Browns+15000

Odds as of February 29 at Bovada

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It may seem strange to wager on the outcome of next year's Super Bowl considering the Denver Broncos just defeated the Carolina Panthers over a week ago, but bettors who aren't afraid of grabbing some extremely early lines can find plenty of value at one sportsbook.

In fact, there's been no shortage of movement when it comes to Super Bowl LI at Bovada. The New England Patriots (+750) are still the overwhelming favorites, but a few squads are closing in at the shop.

In just over a week, the Broncos' odds have fallen from +1400 all the way to +900. Denver has the second best chances to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, along with Pittsburgh, whose odds have dropped from +1000 to +900.

Retirement rumors are swirling around Peyton Manning, and in all honesty, it makes a lot of sense for The Sherrif to go out on top. The Broncos' dominating defense was the real reason they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy this year, as Peyton finished 141 passing yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

If the future Hall of Famer rides into the sunset, young signal-caller Brock Osweiler will likely take over the reigns under center. Osweiler looked more than capable while filling in for the injured Manning this year, and given the opportunity, he could give the Broncos a boost to repeat as champions for the second time in as many years.

The Cardinals' odds, which were sitting at +1600 a week ago, now rank at +1800. Carson Palmer is another aging quarterback who's found the fountain of youth in the desert, however it wouldn't surprise anyone if he started to fall off next year. Palmer will be 37 by the time the playoffs roll around in 2017.

Who are you backing to triumph in Houston? Let us know in the comment section below.

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+750
Denver Broncos+900
Pittsburgh Steelers+900
Seattle Seahawks+1000
Green Bay Packers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1000
Dallas Cowboys+1600
Arizona Cardinals+1800
Indianapolis Colts+2000
Cincinnati Bengals+2500
Minnesota Vikings+2500
Kansas City Chiefs+2800
Baltimore Ravens+3300
Atlanta Falcons+4000
Detroit Lions+4000
New Orleans Saints+4000
New York Giants+4000
Philadelphia Eagles+5000
Chicago Bears+5000
Houston Texans+5000
Buffalo Bills+5000
New York Jets+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
San Diego Chargers+5000
San Francisco 49ers+5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5000
Washington Redskins+5000
Miami Dolphins+6600
Jacksonville Jaguars+6600
Oakland Raiders+6600
Tennessee Titans+10000
Cleveland Browns+15000
Cleveland Browns+15000

Odds as of February 15 at Bovada

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We are just a couple of days removed from both the conclusion of Super Bowl 50 as well as several sportsbooks posting their Super Bowl LI futures, but in over the past few hours there has been a shake up at the top of the board.

On Monday, the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers opened as co-faves in a three-way tie atop the futures board at +900 at online shop Bovada, but it’s the Pats that have risen above the rest and own the top spot at +700 as of Tuesday, February 9.

The Panthers, the Super Bowl 50 runner-up, have been adjusted to +1100 while the Seahawks have now moved to +1000.

The Dallas Cowboys, fresh off a 4-12 season, have gone from +1600 to +1400 while another team off a disappointing season, the Indianapolis Colts, move from +2500 to +2000.

As for the Denver Broncos, the Super Bowl 50 champs have gone from +1600 to +1400, a move aping the Cowboys’ adjustment.

The way we’ve seen the odds shift in a mere 24 hours since these have been posted means we could be in store for a lot of movement in the coming days, weeks and months. Be sure to check our Super Bowl futures page often for the latest movement on Super Bowl LI futures.

Here’s a look at the early odds for Super Bowl 51:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
New England Patriots+700
Seattle Seahawks+1000
Pittsburgh Steelers+1000
Green Bay Packers+1000
Carolina Panthers+1100
Dallas Cowboys+1400
Denver Broncos+1400
Arizona Cardinals+1600
Indianapolis Colts+2000
Cincinnati Bengals+2200
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
Minnesota Vikings+2500
Baltimore Ravens+3300
Atlanta Falcons+4000
Detroit Lions+4000
New Orleans Saints+4000
New York Giants+4000
Philadelphia Eagles+4000
Chicago Bears+4000
Houston Texans+4000
Buffalo Bills+4000
New York Jets+4000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
Washington Redskins+5000
San Francisco 49ers+5000
San Diego Chargers+5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5000
Miami Dolphins+6600
Jacksonville Jaguars+6600
Oakland Raiders+6600
Tennessee Titans+6600
Cleveland Browns+15000

Odds as of February 9 at Bovada

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While Broncos fans continue to bask in the glow of their team’s Super Bowl 50 victory, fans and backers of other teams are already looking ahead to the new season. With free agency, the draft, potential retirements and trades on the horizon, some teams will look drastically different when the new season kicks off in September, but three teams in particular who couldn’t seal the deal this past season have already set themselves apart as the favorites to hoist the Lombardi trophy in 2017.

The New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and the Super Bowl runner-up, the Carolina Panthers, are locked in a three-way tie atop the odds on Bovada’s Super Bowl 51 Futures board at +900.

Even after a lackluster performance in Super Bowl 50, the future looks bright in Carolina. Their two top players, Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, are just 26 and 24-years-old respectively, and they’ll see the return of their top wide receiver, Kelvin Benjamin, who missed the entire 2015-16 season due to a torn ACL. There are some question marks as it relates to free agency with the team — not the least of which will be Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman, who’ll be looking for a new deal.

The Seahawks failed to make it to their third straight Super Bowl this past season, and they’ll be taking the field without ‘Beast Mode’ in 2016-17, as Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement after nine years in the league. Luckily for Seattle, Thomas Rawls, who did an excellent job filling Lynch’s shoes when he was injured this season, is waiting in the wings. Seattle was the best second half team in the NFL this season, as they went into their playoff game against the Panthers winning seven out of eight games.

The Patriots were favorites to win Super Bowl 50 for a good chunk of the season, but they were slowly derailed by injuries as the season went on. They ultimately couldn’t get the job done against the top ranked Denver defense in the AFC title game, but there’s no doubt that they’ll be retooling for another Super Bowl run as Tom Brady begins to enter the twilight years of his career

As for the Super Bowl 50 winner, the Denver Broncos are +1600 to win Super Bowl LI, good enough for seventh on the list (tied with the Dallas Cowboys). The biggest question mark for the Broncos as we enter the postseason is the quarterback position. Many expect Peyton Manning to retire and the current backup in Denver, Brock Osweiler, is an unrestricted free agent. Speaking of free agents, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller will be looking for a new contract and it’s been reported that he’ll be franchise tagged.

The worst value on this list currently belongs to the Cowboys at +1600, who went 4-12 this past season. The best value might belong to their NFC East counterpart, the Washington Redskins, whose odds to win Super Bowl 51 are +5000.

Here's a look at the early odds for Super Bowl 51:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
Carolina Panthers+900
New England Patriots+900
Seattle Seahawks+900
Green Bay Packers+1200
Pittsburgh Steelers+1200
Arizona Cardinals+1400
Denver Broncos+1600
Dallas Cowboys+1600
Cincinnati Bengals+2000
Indianapolis Colts+2500
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
Minnesota Vikings+2500
Atlanta Falcons+3300
Philadelphia Eagles+3300
Baltimore Ravens+3300
New York Jets+3300
New York Giants+3300
Buffalo Bills+3300
Detroit Lions+3300
New Orleans Saints+3300
Houston Texans+4000
Chicago Bears+4000
Washington Redskins+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
Miami Dolphins+5000
San Francisco 49ers+5000
San Diego Chargers+5000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+5000
Jacksonville Jaguars+6600
Oakland Raiders+6600
Tennessee Titans+6600
Cleveland Browns+15000

Odds as of February 8 at Bovada

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The dust has barely settled on Super Bowl 50, but you can get your early action in on Super Bowl LI. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were victorious over the Carolina Panthers, but it’s Cam Newton and Co. that are favored to win the NFL’s prize next season. The Panthers lost 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, but are currently +800 favorites at online shop 5Dimes to win next year’s big game.

The Broncos, Super Bowl 50’s winners, were +2000 last week at 5Dimes but can now be had at +1400. Here is a look at the early odds for Super Bowl LI:

Odds to Win Super Bowl LI
TeamOdds
Carolina Panthers+800
New England Patriots+825
Seattle Seahawks+1100
Arizona Cardinals+1100
Green Bay Packers+1200
Pittsburgh Steelers+1200
Denver Broncos+1400
Cincinnati Bengals+1600
Indianapolis Colts+1600
Dallas Cowboys+2400
Kansas City Chiefs+2500
Minnesota Vikings+2500
Philadelphia Eagles+3500
Baltimore Ravens+3800
New York Jets+4250
New York Giants+4250
Houston Texans+4500
Buffalo Bills+4500
Atlanta Falcons+5000
Washington Redskins+5000
Los Angeles Rams+5000
Detroit Lions+5500
Miami Dolphins+5500
Oakland Raiders+5800
San Diego Chargers+6000
Chicago Bears+6500
New Orleans Saints+6800
Jacksonville Jaguars+8000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+11000
San Francisco 49ers+11000
Cleveland Browns+21000
Tennessee Titans+22000

Odds as of February 7 at 5Dimes

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