Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Perry
Super Bowl LI Odds Update for 2016-17 NFL Season – October 14, 2016
We’re already approaching Week 6 of the 2016 NFL season, which means it’s high time to check on how the future odds of some contenders are looking. Let’s do it now!
NFL Odds Update for Super Bowl LI – You mad, Roger? Pats still faves to win
Tom Brady wasted no time proving that it’d take more than a four-game suspension for rust to form on him. In his first game this season, Brady passed for 406 yards and three touchdowns in the Pats’ 33-16 mutilation of the hapless Browns back in Week 5. Well that may be against the Browns, but thus far, it’s still clear that New England is as strong as ever, especially now that Brady is again in full control of the offense. Sportsbooks even have moved New England’s odds to win Super Bowl LI from +500 to around +350 as of Week 5.
Also trending upwards are Ben Roethlisberger and the high-flying Steelers, whose offense has been almost unstoppable this season. Despite the early season absence of Le’Veon Bell and the yearlong suspension of Martavis Bryant, the Steelers still managed to go 4-1 in the standings and rank sixth in scoring offense (27.8 PPG) and fifth in total offense (386.8 total yards per game). What makes the Steelers even scarier is the apparent improvement of their defense. The Steelers are currently ninth in the NFL with just 18.6 points allowed per game. The passing defense still has major holes but opponents are finding it difficult to run the ball versus Pittsburgh. The Steelers are fifth in the league in rushing D with just 77 yards allowed per game on the ground.
Perhaps the bigger surprise this season are Vikings, whose chances of winning a Super Bowl (much less defend their division title) when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was injured and declared out for the rest of the year before the season even started. Then came the injury to Adrian Peterson that casted a darker cloud for the team. Five weeks later, the Vikings are the only undefeated team left with a 5-0 record. They’re also currently installed at +900 to win the Super Bowl.