Published on November 4th, 2015 | by Elizabeth Fisher
Super Bowl 50 Odds Update for Week 9 of the 2015-16 NFL Season
The NFL regular season is nearing its midway point, yet there are still a record four teams that have yet to taste defeat. Three of those teams come from the AFC, with the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals remaining perfect through eight weeks. While Peyton Manning and his Broncos go on the road to his old stomping ground, the Pats and Bengals will have more favorable matchups at home.
NFL Odds Update for Super Bowl 50 – Patriots, Broncos and Bengals still in line for perfection in Week 9
The big winner from Week 8 was clearly Manning and the Broncos, who simply outclassed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, 29-10, at Mile High. The vaunted Broncos defense held Rodgers to a pitiful 77 passing yards, as they blanketed his receivers all night long. Meanwhile, the previously struggling Manning had arguably his best game of the season.
That thoroughly impressive win bumped the Broncos’ Super Bowl odds up to +750. The Packers, despite their loss, are still priced at +550, thanks in part to their less formidable conference foes. The Broncos will put their perfect record on the line in Week 9 in Indianapolis against Andrew Luck and his out-of-sorts Colts team, who lost in overtime to the NFC’s lone undefeated team, the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers, who are priced at +1,200 to win the Super Bowl, will be home underdogs this week as they host Rodgers and the Packers, who will be out to restore their standing as the team to beat in the NFC after their embarrassing loss in Denver.
The two remaining unbeatens – the Patriots and Bengals – will have much easier assignments in Week 9. The Pats, who remain the overall Super Bowl favorites at +250, are close to two-touchdown favorites at home against the Washington Redskins. The Bengals are also double-digit favorites against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, but are still four-digit sleepers at +1,400 to win the Super Bowl.