A rash of upsets in Week 3 of the NFL season has shaken up the Super Bowl 53 odds, and placed a new team on top. For the first time this season, the New England Patriots are not the Super Bowl 53 odds favorites. Following their upset loss to the Detroit Lions, the Patriots have been surpassed by the Los Angeles Rams.
The 3-0 Rams are the new Super Bowl 53 favorites at +450. That’s up from +650 a week ago. The Patriots have dropped to +800 and sit second on the futures list.
The Rams have been as advertised so far this season with three wins in which they’ve outscored their opponents 102-36. They do get a test this week against the Minnesota Vikings.
New England is 1-2 following upset losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Lions. Both losses were on the road, and they’ll look to rebound at home this week with their first divisional matchup of the season against the Miami Dolphins.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Vikings, Jaguars Among Falling Teams
Also taking a dive down the Super Bowl futures this week were the Vikings, Jaguars, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.
The Vikings shocked everyone last week by losing to the Buffalo Bills as a 16.5-point favorite. The loss cost Minnesota on the Super Bowl futures, dropping them down to +1200 from +900. It doesn’t get any easier for Minnesota this week as they face the Rams on the road. Minnesota is expected to get injured running back Dalvin Cook back. However, the status of one of their best defenders, Everson Griffen, is up in the air for this week and the rest of the season due to off-field trouble.
The Jaguars’ offense failed to show up last week in a 9-6 upset loss to the Tennessee Titans. That dropped them from +900 on the Super Bowl odds to their current spot at +1200. Jacksonville was missing running back Leonard Fournette in last week’s loss. The Jaguars hope his return will give their offense a jolt.
Super Bowl 53 Odds: Upset Pushes Packers Down Futures
The Packers were +1200 on the Super Bowl odds a week ago, but an upset loss to the Washington Redskins pushed them down to +1800. Green Bay should rebound this week as a large 10-point favorite against Buffalo. However, don’t be too sure after what happened to Minnesota last week.
The Falcons were also upset last week, falling 43-37 as a 1.5-point favorite versus the New Orleans Saints. Like Minnesota and Jacksonville the Falcons were also missing their starting running back with Devonta Freeman sidelined. Atlanta dropped from +1800 to +2500 in the Super Bowl futures. Atlanta is now 1-2 following tough losses to Philadelphia and New Orleans, and it doesn’t get any easier with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay coming up.
One team that took advantage of the teams falling down the odds list were the Kansas City Chiefs. After starting 3-0 while boasting the top offense in the league, the Chiefs have moved from +1200 up to +900 in the Super Bowl futures. If they can keep it up this week against the Denver Broncos, they could surpass New England next.