2014 Super Bowl Odds, Week 7: Still big Manning, Luck disparity

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Young quarterback Andrew Luck nearly made the our list of top-five NFL quarterbacks through the first six weeks of the season. He missed out and ended up on Honorable Mention. Debate that if you want, but there's no debating No. 1: Peyton Manning in a landslide.

And that highlights the big difference between the Broncos (5-2) and Colts (20-1) as Super Bowl contenders as the two prepare to face off this weekend.

Manning and Denver -- with the ridiculous quartet of weapons featuring Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas -- are rolling right now and haven't been outside the No. 1 or No. 2 Super Bowl odds spot all season. They've been kicking it at 5-2 for a while now, a ridiculous high number to maintain for a long time given the fluctuations of the NFL season.

Indy, meanwhile, has bounced back and forth a bit before rising quickly into the top contenders and dipping a bit after Monday night's loss to 20-1. Vegas still respects them, but they're nowhere on the level of the Broncos and Manning.

Reggie Wayne, Coby Fleener, T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey are a nice group, but, yeeeeeeah. And the Broncos haven't even gotten Von Miller back or Champ Bailey totally healthy.

It's why Denver is a 6.5-point favorite in Indy on Sunday.

Notable Movement

-- Some crazy movement from temporary contenders this week. The Jets (150-1), Browns (150-1) and Redskins (125-1) all climbed pretty high before getting handled by three better teams over the weekend.

-- How long until the Buccaneers (1,000-1) are off? Could the Falcons (66-1) finish off Greg Schiano's chances of making the Super Bowl? Yes, yes they could. I'd set the over/under at two weeks though.

-- How awkward is it that the Vikings and Giants (both 300-1) are playing on Monday night? So awkward.

-- The Panthers (66-1) really impressed Vegas apparently. After walloping Minnesota they went flying up from 150-1.

TeamWeek 6 Odds
Week 7 Odds
Trend
TeamWeek 3 Odds
Week 4 Odds
Trend
Broncos5-25-2Chargers
100-166-1
Seahawks11-211-2Texans
40-175-1
Saints13-117-2Dolphins
66-175-1
49ers9-117-2Steelers
150-1100-1
Patriots12-19-1Redskins
66-1125-1
Packers12-112-1Browns
66-1150-1
Bengals20-118-1Jets
75-1150-1
Chiefs20-118-1Rams
200-1150-1
Colts18-120-1Titans
100-1150-1
Cowboys33-125-1Cardinals
100-1250-1
Bears40-133-1Vikings
150-1300-1
Lions50-140-1Giants
150-1300-1
Ravens33-150-1Bills
300-1500-1
Eagles66-150-1Raiders
250-1500-1
Falcons66-166-1Buccaneers
500-11000-1
Panthers150-166-1Jaguars
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