Broncos Continue Slide on Super Bowl 50 Odds at Sportsbooks

Following last weekend’s 34-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers the Denver Broncos have seen their Super Bowl 50 odds fall for a third straight week, tumbling to 16/1 in NFL futures betting at the sportsbooks.
The Broncos dropped their second straight decision in stunning fashion, blowing a 27-10 second-quarter lead over the Steelers while being held scoreless in the second-half for a third straight week.
The loss leaves Denver with an uncomfortable one-game lead over Kansas City atop the AFC West standings, but the Broncos remain -300 chalk to clinch the division crown while the Chiefs trail at +200 in NFL futures betting.
Following their eighth consecutive straight-up victory, a 34-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens, the Chiefs continued their climb up the Super Bowl odds and now closely trail the Broncos at an intriguing 18/1.
It has been a stunning turnaround for Kansas City, which opened the season with just one win in their first six contests, a slide that sent their Super Bowl odds plummeting to a distant 300/1.
The Chiefs have claimed victory by double-digit margins in six of their eight recent wins, to take control of the top AFC Wild Card, and with home dates against also-rans Cleveland and Oakland down the stretch they look well-positioned to challenge Denver for the division title.
The Seattle Seahawks are also on the march in Super Bowl 50 betting, rising to 19/4 at the sportsbooks following last week’s 30-13 rout of the Browns.
Seattle has won five straight, SU and ATS, holding opponents to 13 or fewer points in four of those contests, improving their overall record to 9-5.
Despite a strong finish, the Seahawks are destined to see action on Wild Card Weekend after the Arizona Cardinals clinched the NFC West title with last Sunday’s 40-17 demolition of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The New England Patriots have regained sole possession of top spot on the Super Bowl 50 betting odds following their 33-16 win over Tennessee, entering Week 16 as 13/4 favorites.
The Patriots moved past the Carolina Panthers, who slip to 4/1 despite staying perfect with their 14th SU win last Sunday, a 38-35 last-second victory over the New York Giants.
Winners of eight straight SU, the 12-2 Cardinals hold steady at 13/2, but face two tough contests to wrap up their regular season schedule, hosting Green Bay this weekend, followed by a date with the Seahawks in Week 17.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, who looked in playoff mode in their recent wins over Denver, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis, wrap up their season with visits to Baltimore and Cleveland, and join the Cardinals at 13/2.
The Packers can clinch the NFC North with wins in their final two games, and maintain strong 12/1 odds, while the AFC North-leading Bengals trail at 22/1.
The Minnesota Vikings lead the back of the pack at 50/1, followed by the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins at 75/1, and four teams at 100/1, including the New York Jets, Houston Texans, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Colts have tumbled to a distant 150/1, and the Jacksonville Jaguars cling to 500/1 odds, while the Atlanta Falcons sit as 1000/1 longshots.