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Super Bowl 51 odds: Updated futures

The 2016 National Football League season is underway, and so is the madness. This past week saw four games come down to a field goal at the final gun, while another went to overtime after a 21-point lead was blown.

With one week in the books, the fine folks over at BOVADA remade the Super Bowl 51 odds, with so figures that are worth dissecting a bit further.

Here are the odds to this point, courtesy OddsShark.com.

New England Patriots 13/2
Green Bay Packers 7/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 15/2
Seattle Seahawks 17/2
Carolina Panthers 12/1
Arizona Cardinals 14/1
Denver Broncos 14/1
Cincinnati Bengals 18/1
Kansas City Chiefs 18/1
New York Giants 20/1
Minnesota Vikings 20/1Oakland Raiders 25/1
Houston Texans 25/1
Baltimore Ravens 33/1
Indianapolis Colts 33/1
Dallas Cowboys 40/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 50/1
Detroit Lions 50/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50/1
Washington Redskins 66/1
New York Jets 66/1
Philadelphia Eagles 66/1
Atlanta Falcons 75/1
Miami Dolphins 75/1
San Francisco 49ers 75/1
Buffalo Bills 100/1
San Diego Chargers 100/1
New Orleans Saints 100/1
Tennessee Titans 100/1
Chicago Bears 100/1
Los Angeles Rams 150/1
Cleveland Browns 250/1

If you are looking for a longshot, lop off the bottom half of the list. Perhaps you could take the two teams sitting at 25/1 in the Raiders and Texans. Houston might be the better of the two bets because it plays in the much easier division, therefore having an inside track to at least one home playoff game.

It’s tough to see any of the teams behind them in the odds doing much in the way of a Super Bowl trip. The Indianapolis Colts have a great quarterback and potent offense, but the defense and running game is a total embarrassment. The New York Jets appear to be wildly undervalued at 66/1, but can they actually make a run toward the Super Bowl. Even after a 10-6 season in 2015, the answer has to be no.

Toward the top, stay away from the Denver Broncos. This is nothing against the Broncos, who are defending champions and a fine team, but winning consecutive titles is a brutal task. The last team to do it was the 2004 New England Patriots, who had Tom Brady instead of Trevor Siemian at the helm.

The Chiefs and Bengals are both interesting at 18/1. Kansas City proved it can play in the postseason last year, winning against Houston before taking the Patriots to the limit. Perhaps this season, the Chiefs can build off their insane comeback over the Chargers in Week 1 and make a Super Bowl push.

Cincinnati has ample talent on both sides of the ball. The question with the Queen City’s team is always the same: can the Bengals finally find a way to win in the playoffs? If Marvin Lewis, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green can finally figure it out in January, this could be a very dangerous group in the AFC.

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