Super Bowl LI might be just hours old but the 2016 season is officially over, and to paraphrase Bill Belichick , "We're onto 2017." And that means, of course, we need to talk about the early favorites to make it to next year's Super Bowl in Minnesota. (Because God forbid we take a day to enjoy one of the greatest games in NFL history.)
You'll be shocked to learn that the Patriots, fresh off their 25-point comeback over the Falcons, are the favorites at 5-1. Right behind them: The Cowboys, generally considered the best team in the league for much of this past season, are at 8-1, followed by the Steelers (an outfit that has yet to solve the Brady-Pats puzzle in the playoffs) at 10-1. The Packers, Seahawks and Falcons (all 12-1) round out the top six.
Then there's the other end of the list. The Falcons will lose offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the 49ers, an outfit currently looking at 300-1 odds. Good news though! San Francisco isn't alone at the bottom; Cleveland is also looking at 300-1 odds.
Here's the full list of Super Bowl LII odds:
|Team||Opening Odds||Current Odds|
|New England Patriots||6-1||5-1|
|Green Bay Packers||12-1||12-1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||20-1||18-1|
|New York Giants||25-1||20-1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||40-1||30-1|
|New Orleans Saints||80-1||60-1|
|Los Angeles Chargers||80-1||60-1|
|Los Angeles Rams||100-1||100-1|
|New York Jets||100-1||100-1|
|San Francisco 49ers||300-1||300-1|