At the beginning of November, when the Patriots were fresh off rare back-to-back losses, the words "Super Bowl favorites" weren't exactly floating around New England. After a three-game winning streak during which they've outscored opponents 109-39, though, things have changed.
So much so, in fact, that Bodog has given the 8-3 Patriots 9-to-2 odds to win the Super Bowl this season. The only team deemed more likely to win is 11-0 Green Bay, which has 9-to-5 odds.
Other favorites include the Saints and Ravens at 9-to-1, the 49ers at 11-to-1 and the Steelers at 12-to-1. It's no surprise that recent Super Bowl winners in the Packers, Saints and Steelers are all in that group, and though the Patriots haven't won in seven seasons, the duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is one that always makes the Patriots a top contender.
The Pats won't have much competition in the AFC East, if the odds are accurate, as the Jets are at 30-to-1, the Bills are at 300-to-1 and the Dolphins are off the board.
If you like incredibly insane bets, too, you can bet the Browns, Seahawks, Buccaneers or Redskins to win the Super Bowl. A victory there would get you $1,000 for every $1 you bet.
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