Patriots Leading, Steelers Slipping on Super Bowl 51 Odds

The New England Patriots keep rolling over everyone that gets in their way and it’s propelling them up the Super Bowl 51 odds at the sportsbooks.
Last week with their third-string quarterback leading the offense the Patriots dismantled the Houston Texans 27-0. Following that win they’re up to +375 on the latest Super Bowl futures. A week ago they were at +450.
Those odds put them well ahead of the rest of the pack as the Green Bay Packers are next in line at +800. Green Bay is holding steady at +800 for consecutive weeks, stopping a slide that began in Week 1.
The Packers are up slightly to No. 2 after the Pittsburgh Steelers, last week’s No. 2, dropped to No. 3. Pittsburgh suffered their first loss of the season last week and it wasn’t close as they were hammered by the Philadelphia Eagles 34-3 as a 4-point road favorite. The Steelers now sit at +900 on the odds, down from +700 last week.
That win by the Eagles has made the oddmakers take notice of them. Sitting at 3-0 on the season the Eagles jumped up to +2200 on the Super Bowl futures, their highest position of the season so far. Last week the Eagles were at +3300, and with winnable games against the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins coming up their rise could continue.
Also moving up the odds list this week were the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings.
The Chiefs were at +3300 last week after their Week 2 loss to Houston. In Week 3 they beat up on the New York Jets 24-3, as their defense recorded six interceptions. That caused the oddsmakers to move the Chiefs up to +2000 on the Super Bowl futures.
The Vikings played without Adrian Peterson last week, but they were unfazed in a 22-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers as 6-point underdogs. At 3-0 on the season, with two wins as the underdog, it should be no surprise that the Vikings went from +1600 to +1200 on the Super Bowl 51 odds.
The biggest losers on the futures this week were the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans.
The Cardinals frustrated bettors last week in a 33-18 loss to the Buffalo Bills as a 4.5-point road favorite. That was the Cardinals’ second upset loss of the season and it dropped them from +800 on the Super Bowl futures to +1400.
Houston was looking to capitalize on their 2-0 start before putting up zeroes against New England last week. After that loss the Texans’ odds more than doubled, from +1600 to +3300. The Texans are expected to rebound this week at home against the Tennessee Titans, but they could drop even more with star linebacker J.J. Watt headed to injured reserve.