The defending champion New England Patriots weren’t favorites after winning their first Super Bowl since 2005 (they lost 2 Super Bowls the Giants in between). That target was painted on the Seattle Seahawks who were a 5-1 favorite to win Super Bowl 50.
And now with Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the Patriots who were a 6-1 shot to win Super Bowl 50 have slipped to 10/1. Peyton Manning and the Broncos benefited the most from yesterday’s announcement as they were a 14/1 shot to win Super Bowl 50 and now are listed at 10/1.
Also licking their chops are the Pittsburgh Steelers who will face the Brady-less Patriots in week 1, Rex Ryan who’s Bills will host New England in week 2 and the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. The Jaguars visit Gillette Stadium in week 3 and the Patriots are on a bye during week 4. Click here for the full NFL 2015-16 betting schedule.
An In-Depth Look At The Updated Odds To Win The Super Bowl 50 After The Tom Brady Suspension
The Favorites To Win Super Bowl 50
Seattle Seahawks 11/2
The ‘Hawks inherit the favorite’s role after the Deflategate fall-out. With Jimmy Graham at tight-end they should be a more dynamic offense, but they lost some players on defense. The odds seem too low.
Green Bay Packers 7/1
Green Bay probably should have ended Seattle’s shot at the Super Bowl repeat last season. You’re getting better odds on the Packers than on Seattle and Detroit, Green Bay’s top foe in the NFC North last season, lost Ndamukong Suh. The Pack is the play.
Indianapolis Colts 8/1
The defense will be better. More importantly, it’s time for the Next Coming, that’s QB Andrew Luck, to finally win his team a Super Bowl. How good will is the defense, though? That’s the biggest question. Better doesn’t always translate to good enough to win a Super Bowl.
New England Patriots 10/1
They should lose at least 2 out of their first 4 games with Tom Brady waiting out the 4 games suspension. That’s the first issue, but a bigger issue, and the reason that gamblers shouldn’t consider a wager on the Pats at anything less than +2000 to win Super Bowl 50, is that they lost their top 2 cornerbacks, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.
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Dallas Cowboys 10/1
You have to like the Cowboys chances considering their gigantic offensive line. They also picked up undrafted LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins. Even though Collins was the highest rated OL in the draft, he went undrafted after being connected to the murder of his ex-girlfriend. All signs point to Collins not being involved, which means the ‘Boys got a steal.
Denver Broncos 11/1
On paper, they look like they’ve got a shot. What’s worrisome is that they switched coaches from the defensive-minded John Fox to the offensive-minded Gary Kubiak. That could be a problem since every Super Bowl contender in the AFC looks capable of putting up a lot of points.
Baltimore Ravens 22/1
You have to like the Ravens this season. The defense will be better than it was last season and it was really good last season. First round pick Breshad Perriman from UCF will stretch the defense, opening things up for future hall-of-famer Steve Smith Sr.
Arizona Cardinals 25/1
Once Carson Palmer returns to play QB and Tyrann Mathieu returns to play FS, this could be the team to beat in the NFC West. That’s right. Arizona might be a better team than the Seahawks this season.
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New Orleans Saints 45/1
The defense is much improved. Jairus Byrd comes back. They signed CB Brandon Browner. The Saints used 6 out of their 9 draft picks on D. The offensive line has been upgraded. Max Unger is a pro-bowl center while first round draft pick Andrus Peat has the makings of a 10 year pro-bowler. The Saints also signed C.J. Spiller, meaning that they’re probably going to slow the offense down some to take pressure off of QB Drew Brees. That’s a good thing.
New York Giants 35/1
QB Eli Manning might have the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL with Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. The key on offense will be Rashad Jennings. If he can stay healthy, the G-Men are going to put up a lot of points. On defense, MLB Jon Beason has to come back at full strength. If he does, and the Giants can get pressure on the QB, New York might make a serious come back this season.
The Compelte Odds to win Super Bowl 50 (with the odds before Brady’s suspension in parenthesis)
- Seattle Seahawks: 11/2
- Green Bay Packers: 7/1
- Indianapolis Colts: 8/1
- Dallas Cowboys: 10/1
- New England Patriots: 10/1 (15/2)
- Denver Broncos: 11/1 (14/1)
- Philadelphia Eagles: 18/1
- Arizona Cardinals: 25/1 (20/1)
- Baltimore Ravens: 25/1
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 25/1
- New York Giants: 28/1 (25/1)
- Buffalo Bills: 33/1
- Cincinnati Bengals: 33/1
- Detroit Lions: 33/1
- Kansas City Chiefs: 33/1 (40/1)
- Miami Dolphins: 33/1 (40/1)
- New York Jets: 33/1 (40/1)
- San Francisco 49ers: 33/1
- St. Louis Rams: 33/1
- Atlanta Falcons: 40/1
- Carolina Panthers: 40/1
- New Orleans Saints: 40/1
- Chicago Bears: 50/1
- Houston Texans: 50/1
- Minnesota Vikings: 50/1
- San Diego Chargers: 50/1
- Oakland Raiders: 66/1 (75/1)
- Cleveland Browns: 75/1
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 100/1
- Washington Redskins: 100/1
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 200/1
- Tennessee Titans: 200/1
Odds to win the 2015-16 AFC Conference (with the odds before Brady’s suspension in parenthesis)
- Indianapolis Colts: 7/2
- New England Patriots: 9/2 (7/2)
- Denver Broncos: 5/1 (6/1)
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 10/1
- Baltimore Ravens: 12/1
- Buffalo Bills: 16/1
- Cincinnati Bengals: 16/1
- Kansas City Chiefs: 16/1 (18/1)
- Miami Dolphins: 16/1
- New York Jets: 18/1 (22/1)
- Houston Texans: 22/1 (20/1)
- San Diego Chargers: 22/1
- Cleveland Browns: 33/1
- Oakland Raiders: 33/1 (40/1)
- Tennessee Titans: 75/1
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 100/1