Struggling Colts Continue Slide on Super Bowl 50 Betting Odds

Following their third consecutive straight-up loss, a 29-26 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, the Indianapolis Colts continue their tumble down the Super Bowl 50 odds and now sit at a distant 40/1 in NFL futures betting at the sportsbooks.
The current campaign opened with much promise for Indianapolis after the club wrapped up last year’s regular season with an 11-5 SU record for a third straight year.
The Colts entered Week 1 with strong 17/2 Super Bowl odds, trailing only Green Bay and Seattle, while quarterback Andrew Luck had emerged as the clear favourite to earn NFL MVP honors this season.
But the club limped out of the gate with a pair of outright losses while pegged as a favorite, and with a meagre 3-5 SU record are now deadlocked with Houston atop the AFC South standings.
While the Colts plummet, the Texans have seen their odds dramatically improve, jumping from 200/1 to 100/1 following their strong 20-6 victory over Tennessee last weekend.
Jacksonville has also benefited from the Colts’ recent struggles. The 2-5 Jaguars remained in the playoff hunt with a 34-31 win over Buffalo two weeks ago, and have vaulted from 300/1 to 200/1 in Super Bowl 50 betting, to go along with much improved 15/2 odds to win the division.
With matchups against teams with losing records in six of their nine games down the stretch, the Jaguars arguably own the easiest schedule in the AFC South, and could surprise with SU wins in upcoming meetings with the Colts and Texans.
The undefeated New England Patriots continue to lead the way on the Super Bowl odds, holding steady at 13/5 following last week’s decisive 36-7 victory over Miami, extending their SU win streak to 10 games.
The Packers have seen their odds slip following last weekend’s disappointing 29-10 loss to Denver, but remain New England’s closest competition, pegged at a solid 9/2.
Conversely, the Broncos received a major lift following their win, joining the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals at 8/1.
The 7-0 Panthers improved to 9/1 in Super Bowl betting, while the Cincinnati Bengals continue to lag behind the favorites despite their unblemished record, joining the Seahawks at 14/1.
The New York Giants dropped a 52-49 decision to New Orleans in a thrilling shootout last week, sinking them to 25/1, but remain ahead of the faltering Atlanta Falcons at 28/1, and three teams at 33/1 – the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys.
The Colts are joined at 40/1 by the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams, trailed by the New York Jets at 50/1, and the Saints and Oakland Raiders each at 66/1.
The Dolphins sit alongside the Texans at 100/1, followed by the Bills, Washington Redskins, and Kansas City Chiefs at 150/1, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 300/1.
The Titans join the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, and Chicago Bears at 500/1, while the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers are each pegged as 1000/1 longshots.