Panthers Early Favorites To Win Super Bowl LI; Patriots Close Second

by NESN Staff

February 8, 2016

Unless you’re a Denver Broncos fan, you probably weren’t too happy with the results of Super Bowl 50. But if you’re a fan of the team they took down, we have good news: There’s always next season.

As is custom, the favorites to win Super Bowl LI  were released just hours after the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, California, and the Panthers have the best odds to take home the title at +800, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

The oddsmakers apparently favor a Super Bowl XXXVIII rematch, as the New England Patriots are a close second to win the Feb. 5, 2017, contest at +825.

After the Patriots and Panthers, things get a bit more muddled. A pair of NFC West stalwarts, the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks, both come in at +1100 odds. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have +1200 odds to win the title, while the Broncos, who likely will be without quarterback Peyton Manning and could lose some key pieces on defense, are listed at +1400 odds to repeat.

If you’re a fan of one of those teams and disagree with their odds, at least you can say you’re not a Cleveland Browns or Tennessee Titans fan: As of Monday, the Browns and Titans by far are the long shots to make an appearance at NRG Stadium in Houston with +21000 odds and +22000 odds, respectively.

Thumbnail photo via Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

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