Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by Perry
Super Bowl 50 Odds Update for Week 8 of the 2015-16 NFL Season
Week 7 of the NFL produced some of the same results most of us expected. The Seattle Seahawks blew the San Francisco 49ers out of the water; the Cleveland Browns remained the Cleveland Browns and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals; and the Arizona Cardinals have buried the Baltimore Ravens deeper into the standings. There are some surprises, though. There’s injury-riddled Kansas City Chiefs beating the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders handing the San Diego Chargers a loss. The NFL can be predictable and strange at the same time. With that, let’s head on to some Super Bowl 50 odds updates.
NFL Odds Update for Super Bowl 50 – Packers, Pats headline Week 8 faves
The struggle is real for the Seattle Seahawks whether they admit it or not. Sure they averted a three-game losing skid when they beat the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7, but c’mon, who are we kidding. San Francisco is a team with a rundown roster coached by a former night janitor. Seattle should take care of teams like that. Seattle is still far from looking like the Super Bowl contender that it was in previous seasons, which is partly the reason why the Seahawks are still sitting on a price of +1,400 to win Super Bowl 50. That’s double their odds of +700 back in Week 4, when Seattle was at 2-2 in the standings.
Here are two teams that don’t know (yet) how it’s like to lose: Green Bay and New England. The Packers are coming off a bye, which was preceded by a 27-20 win over San Diego in Week 6. They are 6-0 as of this writing, but have a tough two-game road trip ahead. The Packers will square off with fellow undefeated Denver at Mile High City in Week 8 before taking a plane to Carolina to face the Panthers in Week 9. Anyhow, Green Bay is currently installed as +350 to win it all in Santa Clara next February. Speaking of the Broncos, Peyton Manning and company are at +1,200 heading into Week 8.
The Patriots, meanwhile, are still busy silencing their detractors. They recently deflated the imposing defense of the New York Jets on their way to a 30-23 Week 7 victory, New England’s sixth win in a row to start the season. The Pats, who have the lowest Super Bowl odds of +250, will get the rejuvenated Miami Dolphins next week in Foxborough.