Steelers Bounce Back on Super Bowl 51 Lines

While the New England Patriots remain firmly on top of the Super Bowl 51 odds the Pittsburgh Steelers could be the ones to watch after they jumped up to No. 2 following a big win in Week 4.
Pittsburgh took a slight tumble on the odds a week ago, but rebounded nicely with a 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The offensive outburst, keyed by the return of running back Le’Veon Bell, bumped the Steelers up to +700 on the Super Bowl futures. With Bell joining Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown the Steelers’ offense is lethal, and if they keep blowing teams out their odds should continue to improve
The Patriots suffered their first loss of the season last week, falling 16-0 as a 3.5-point favorite against Buffalo, but remain the Super Bowl 51 favorite at +400. The main reason they only dropped slightly from +375 a week ago is the imminent return of Tom Brady. The Patriots quarterback returns from his four-game suspension this week and if he reignites the New England offense the odds could go down again.
The Seattle Seahawks have claimed the third slot on the futures. The Seahawks have posted back-to-back wins after downing the New York Jets 27-17 last week. Seattle continues to trend upward on the Super Bowl futures and has landed at +750. They were at +1000 just last week.
Last week’s wins allowed the Steelers and Seahawks to leap over the Green Bay Packers on the odds list. Green Bay was on their bye last week and are down slightly to +900 after sitting at +800 last week.
The biggest movers on the Super Bowl futures are the Minnesota Vikings. The 4-0 Vikings defeated the New York Giants 24-10 last week. With their perfect start to the season despite injuries to Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson the Vikings have climbed up to +900 on the Super Bowl odds. Minnesota was +1200 last week and +1600 two weeks ago and if they keep winning that trend should continue.
While the Vikings are climbing the Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals are sliding.
The Chiefs made it up to +2000 last week, but they may have peaked after their blowout loss to Pittsburgh. Following that loss Kansas City dropped to +2800 heading into their bye week.
The Panthers’ nightmare start to the season continued last week with a loss to the Atlanta Falcons and a concussion to Cam Newton. At 1-3 on the season the Panthers have fallen to +2500 on the Super Bowl odds. That’s down from +1400 last week and +1200 two weeks ago. If Newton ends up missing any time those odds could get even worse.
Finally, the Cardinals haven’t lived up to their billing as preseason Super Bowl contenders. When the season kicked off the Cardinals were listed at +800 on the futures. Now after a 1-3 start they’ve sunk to +2500.