Super Bowl XLIX Odds Get a Week 2 Adjustment

One week into the NFL season the Super Bowl betting odds have already started to shift at the sportsbooks, with the defending champions back on top and the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers taking a hit from their opening week losses.
Heading into Week 2 of the season the Seahawks sit as the 7/2 favorites on the Super Bowl lines at the sportsbooks, which puts them just ahead of the 9/2 Denver Broncos – the team they thumped in a lopsided victory for the Super Bowl history books last season. Seattle dominated Green Bay in Week 1, while Denver won but didn’t cover against Indianapolis. Peyton Manning had three touchdown strikes in his team’s 31-24 home victory over the Colts.
The San Francisco 49ers also won and covered in Week 1 by topping the Cowboys in Arlington, and they’ve remained steady at 8/1 on the Super Bowl online betting odds through the first week of the season. The Patriots, Saints, and Packers, however, all suffered Week 1 losses and find their Super Bowl odds more lucrative heading into Week 2 – New England is down from 8/1 to 11/1, New Orleans is down from 9/1 to 12/1, and Green Bay is down from 9/1 to 14/1. New England lost to Miami in Week 1, while New Orleans got beaten by Atlanta.
The Philadelphia Eagles entered the season at 20/1 on the Super Bowl odds, then proceeded to go down 17-0 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their opener before bouncing back for a 34-17 victory. That rally impressed the sportsbooks and bettors enough that Philadelphia now enters Week 2 at 16/1 on those NFL futures, putting them closer to the top tier of title contenders.
The Cincinnati Bengals (22/1), Detroit Lions (22/1), Arizona Cardinals (33/1), Atlanta Falcons (33/1), and Pittsburgh Steelers (33/1) all won in Week 1, while the Colts slipped from 22/1 to 33/1 on the Super Bowl odds after losing to the Broncos in their opener. The Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins are both at 40/1 on that odds list after winning their first games of the season – the Panthers had been at 50/1 last week, while the Dolphins were at 66/1.
The Chicago Bears didn’t do themselves any favors on the Super Bowl betting lines in Week 1 with a 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills. Chicago had been in the second tier of NFL title contenders at 22/1 heading into the season, but that one defeat saw them fall to 50/1 on the list. The San Diego Chargers, who lost on Monday Night Football in Week 1 to the Cardinals, are also at 50/1 along with the Houston Texans – Week 1 winners vs. Washington.
Rounding out the early-season look at the Super Bowl odds at the sportsbooks are Baltimore (66/1), Minnesota (66/1), Buffalo (75/1), the Jets (75/1), Tennessee (75/1), Cleveland (100/1), Dallas (100/1), Kansas City (100/1), the Giants (100/1), Tampa Bay (100/1), Washington (100/1), St. Louis (200/1), Jacksonville (400/1), and Oakland (400/1). The Chiefs and Cowboys are the biggest tumblers in that group – they had been at 50/1 and 66/1 odds.