The results of games this past weekend in the NFL caused odds makers to shake up the Super Bowl odds. One of the many surprises to start the NFL season is the unimpressive start of the San Francisco 49ers. After three weeks, the NFC defending Champions are 1-2.
Colin Kaepernick has not impressed like he did last season and the 49ers have a short week this week with a game against division rival the St. Louis Rams on Thursday.
After just three weeks teams not many would think would be undefeated are. The Bears, Chiefs, Dolphins and Saints are all 3-0. New Orleans is starting to gain respect from the online sportsbooks such as Bovada and topbet on the futures for the Super Bowl.
The Saints have jumped up to 10-1 odds and into fourth place. Chicago, after defeating Pittsburgh, moved up to 12-1 from 20-1. Kansas City defeated Philadelphia in Philly and has moved to 20-1 from 25-1 on topbet, sportsbooks.com and other online sporstbooks. Miami, even though they remained undefeated by defeating the Falcons last week, saw their odds lengthened for the Super Bowl.
In Texas, the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys are each 2-1, but the Cowboys have played much better than the Texans have. Dallas defeated a woeful New York Giants in week one. They defeated the Rams in week 3, while losing by just a point to the Chiefs.
Meanwhile, the Texans should be considered lucky to have a record of 2-1 and their weaknesses on both sides of the ball were exposed Sunday in their loss to Baltimore.
Both Dallas and Houston are listed on the Super Bowl futures at 20-1, but Dallas is slowing moving up, while Houston’s odds have doubled over the past week.
The top three NFC teams from last season – Atlanta, Green Bay and San Francisco – have started the season on a bad note all are 1-2. The most surprising is the Niners, who have scored just 10 points combined in the last two games.
Pittsburgh, New York (Giants) and Washington are now all 100-1 for the Super Bowl as they are a combined 0-9.
As it stands now these are the top five in for the Super Bowl Futures.
- Broncos – 7-2
- Seahawks – 7-2
- Patriots – 8-1
- 49ers – 10-1
- Saints – 10-1