- The Chicago Bears rose to +10000 odds to win the Super Bowl after beating the San Francisco 49ers.
- The Miami Dolphins rose from +4000 odds to +3000 odds to win the Super Bowl after a convincing victory over the New England Patriots.
- The New York Jets fell from +12500 odds to win the Super Bowl to +20000 odds to do so.
LAS VEGAS – The first week of the NFL season is in the books, and there are enormous shifts in the odds at online sportsbooks.
Week 1 was a weird one, with many close games and unexpected outcomes, and there are some big winners and some big losers in terms of odds to win the Super Bowl
Week 1’s Biggest Betting Odds Winners
Chicago Bears – Week 1 Odds +15000, Week 2 Odds +10000
The Bears entered Week 1 with +1500 odds to win the Super Bowl, and were a significant underdog against the San Francisco 49ers.
A nine-point victory over the 49ers saw them jump significantly up the odds to win the Super Bowl, although they’re still firmly in longshot territory.
Houston Texans – Week 1 Odds +25000, Week 2 Odds +20000
The Houston Texans tied the Indianapolis Colts, an outcome that clearly benefited the seven-point underdogs.
The online sportsbooks rewarded them by moving them up from +25000 to win Super Bowl 57 to +20000 to do so.
Miami Dolphins – Week 1 Odds +4000, Week 2 Odds +3000
In terms of potential contenders, the Miami Dolphins dropped the hammer on the New England Patriots, winning 20-7.
They also converted a crucial 4th-and-8, leading newly acquired WR Tyreek Hill to comment about the fortitude it took for new head coach Mike McDaniel to make a call like that.
“Coach McDaniel gonna need a wheelbarrow to carry his nuts around,” Hill opined. Big cojones.”
The sportsbooks also rewarded Miami, moving them from +4000 to win the Super Bowl to +3000.
Biggest Losers from Week 1 NFL Games
San Francisco 49ers – Week 1 Odds +1600, Week 2 Odds +2000
The San Francisco 49ers have all the excuses in the world. It was Trey Lance’s first start as the unquestioned starter. The field was a mess. The Bears have a good defense.
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All of that doesn’t change reality – they took a tough loss to the Bears, and worse, the Bears may have laid down the blueprint for defending Trey Lance.
Bears CB Jaylon Johnson had some choice words for Lance after the game, and they reflect how teams are likely going to approach him in the future.
“What you think he did? He ain’t do s–t,” Johnson said. “We made him play quarterback. We know he hurt us in the run game with his feet, and everybody knows at some point he’s going to run and make a play. But I feel like we had to really make him play quarterback.
New England Patriots – Week 1 Odds +5000, Week 2 Odds +7000
The Patriots took a tough loss to the Miami Dolphins, which marked the first time ever that anyone had beaten the Bill Belichick Patriots four times in a row.
Rumblings from beat writers at training camp suggested the offense was not on track, and their performance against Miami proved that.
The Patriots could end up being an under magnet this year – not just in games, but in terms of their own wins o/u.
New York Jets – Week 1 Odds +12500, Week 2 Odds +20000
Incredibly, the biggest loser of Week 1 was the New York Jets, who fell from +12500 odds to win the Super Bowl to +20000 odds.
The Jets got smoked by the Ravens, 24-9, but nobody really expected them to win in the first place, so it’s quite odds that they’re the biggest loser.
Perhaps this reflects more that they were overrated going into the game, and belonged down at the bottom with everyone else
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