Giants Climb Super Bowl Betting Odds while Cowboys, Eagles Fade

The New York Giants continued their climb up the Super Bowl 50 odds this week following Sunday’s 27-20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, joining the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers at 20/1 in NFL futures betting at the online sportsbooks.
With the win, the Giants improved their straight up record to 4-3, giving them sole possession of top spot in the NFC East standings, and have emerged as +125 favorites to win their first NFC East title since 2011, after opening the season trailing the favored Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
It has been a disappointing campaign for Dallas, who have lost four straight since quarterback Tony Romo was sidelined by injury.
The Cowboys have also been without receiver Dez Bryant, who was injured in Week 1, but may be ready to play in this week’s meeting with the Seattle Seahawks.
Bryant’s return should give the Cowboys a lift after seeing their Super Bowl odds drop from 14/1 to 50/1 during his absence.
The Eagles have also struggled out of the gate, posting a 3-4 SU record, including critical losses to the Cowboys and Washington Redskins, and join Dallas and the St. Louis Rams at 50/1 in Super Bowl betting, but maintain strong +175 odds to win the division.
The Redskins remain in the NFC East race, also with a 3-4 record, including stunning comeback victories over the Eagles and Tampa Bay.
Led by quarterback Kirk Cousins, Washington has risen into the middle of the pack in Super Bowl betting, deadlocked with Buffalo at 150/1, and are an intriguing +450 bet to win the NFC East.
The New England Patriots needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to eke out a 30-23 win over the New York Jets last weekend, but remain Super Bowl 50 betting favorites this week, with 13/5 odds of repeating as champions.
The undefeated Patriots are closely followed by the Green Bay Packers, whose perfect 6-0 record has netted them 13/4 odds.
The NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals struggled to hang on in Monday night’s 26-18 win over Baltimore, but remain among the NFL futures betting favorites at 10/1.
The Cincinnati Bengals also remain undefeated, and enter Week 8 with 12/1 Super Bowl odds, while the 3-4 Seahawks join the undefeated Denver Broncos at 14/1, followed by the NFC South-leading Carolina Panthers, who round out the front of the pack at 16/1.
The Indianapolis Colts continued to struggle in Week 7, falling 27-21 to New Orleans, and slipping to 28/1. But the Colts remain strong -600 favorites to claim the division crown in the underachieving AFC South.
The Saints have jumped from 100/1 to 66/1, while the Miami Dolphins have improved to 75/1, followed by the Oakland Raiders at 100/1.
The Texans join the Kansas City Chiefs at 200/1, trailed by the San Diego Chargers at 250/1, and the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars at 300/1, while the Ravens and Buccaneers sit alongside the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers as 500/1 longshots.