The New England Patriots were on their bye week during Week 9 but it didn’t stop them from retaining top spot on the Super Bowl futures odds. The latest Super Bowl futures update still has the Patriots listed as the favorite at +400.
Coming off their bye, the Patriots have won four straight and will face the struggling Denver Broncos as a 7.5-point road favorite. Five of the Patriots’ next six games are on the road, but that may not be an issue, as heading into Denver this week they’ve won 11 straight road games.
While the Patriots were off last week, the Philadelphia Eagles just kept on winning to continue their rise up the Super Bowl futures. Philadelphia has won seven in a row and moved up to +500 on the futures. The Eagles get a rest this week entering their bye week, but get a tough matchup when they return in Week 11 on the road against the Dallas Cowboys.
Rounding out the top five on the Super Bowl futures are the usual suspects with the Pittsburgh Steelers at +700, the Kansas City Chiefs at +1000 and the Seattle Seahawks at +1200.
The Steelers were on their bye last week and didn’t move an inch as they were also listed at +700 a week ago. The same can’t be said for the Chiefs and the Seahawks.
Kansas City lost to Dallas last week and has now dropped three of its last four games. The Chiefs also dropped slightly on the odds, down to +1000 from +750. They get a week off for some much-needed rest before returning for what looks like a cakewalk in Week 11 against the New York Giants.
The Seahawks are also coming off a loss, after getting upset by the Washington Redskins to snap a four-game winning streak. The Seattle offense that had been making strides in recent weeks failed to show up against Washington and it cost them on Super Bowl futures, dropping them from +1000 to +1200. The Seahawks should be able to rebound with an easy matchup against the injury-riddled Arizona Cardinals this week and they should have a Week 13 date with the Eagles circled on their calendar.
Two teams that continue to rise up the Super Bowl futures are the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. Both teams are up to +1400 after sitting at +2000 a week ago. The Saints have won six straight, while the Rams have won three in a row and five of their last six. Coincidentally they’ll face each other in Los Angeles in Week 12.
While the Saints and Rams continue to move up the odds, the Atlanta Falcons are plummeting down. The Falcons lost to the Carolina Panthers last week to record their fourth loss in their last five games. Last year’s Super Bowl runner-up has fallen to +2800 on the futures list and the Falcons are in danger of missing the playoffs if they don’t turn things around quickly.