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

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.

Team Week 6  Odds
Week 7  Odds
Trend
Team Week 3  Odds
Week 4 Odds
Trend
Denver Broncos 5-2 5-2 San Diego Chargers
100-1 66-1
Seattle Seahawks 11-2 11-2 Houston Texans
40-1 75-1
New Orleans Saints 13-1 17-2 Miami Dolphins
66-1 75-1
San Francisco 49ers 9-1 17-2 Pittsburgh Steelers
150-1 100-1
New England Patriots 12-1 9-1 Washington Redskins
66-1 125-1
Green Bay Packers 12-1 12-1 Cleveland Browns
66-1 150-1
Cincinnati Bengals 20-1 18-1 New York Jets
75-1 150-1
Kansas City Chiefs 20-1 18-1 St. Louis Rams
200-1 150-1
Indianapolis Colts 18-1 20-1 Tennessee Titans
100-1 150-1
Dallas Cowboys 33-1 25-1 Arizona Cardinals
100-1 250-1
Chicago Bears 40-1 33-1 Minnesota Vikings
150-1 300-1
Detroit Lions 50-1 40-1 New York Giants
150-1 300-1
Baltimore Ravens 33-1 50-1 Buffalo Bills
300-1 500-1
Philadelphia Eagles 66-1 50-1 Oakland Raiders
250-1 500-1
Atlanta Falcons 66-1 66-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
500-1 1000-1
Carolina Panthers 150-1 66-1 Jacksonville Jaguars
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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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