Seahawks and Packers atop odds to win Super Bowl 50
Can the Seattle Seahawks shake off last year's loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX and rebound with a win at Super Bowl 50 in the upcoming season? They're the favorites to win their second championship in three years on the NFL futures at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com with the start of training camps approaching.
The Seahawks are the 6/1 favorites on the odds to win Super Bowl 50 despite their 28–24 loss to the Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium in last year's title game. Seattle went 12–4 last season then bounced the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Playoffs before slipping past the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Those Packers are pegged as the second-favorite on the latest Super Bowl 50 odds, set at 7/1 as they look for revenge on the Seahawks in the NFC side of the playoff bracket in the upcoming season. Green Bay also went 12–4 last season then beat the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Playoffs before coming up short against the Seahawks.
The Indianapolis Colts sit as the first AFC team on the Super Bowl betting futures for the upcoming season at 8/1, with Andrew Luck and company still smarting from the 45–7 pounding they endured against the Patriots in last year's AFC Championship Game. Indianapolis added wide receiver Andre Johnson and running back Frank Gore to the roster in the off-season, giving Luck some veteran weapons as they try to take down New England.
And the Patriots round out the top tier of the odds to win Super Bowl 50 at 17/2 after they rolled through the Ravens, Colts and Seahawks en route to yet another championship last season. However, the Deflategate controversy has resulted in quarterback Tom Brady getting handed a four-game suspension to start the season (which he has appealed). An early stumble by New England with Brady out of the lineup could cost them; they went 12–4 last year while Indy went 11–5, putting the AFC title game at Gillette Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys are then at 10/1 on the Super Bowl 50 odds, with the Denver Broncos at 12/1 and the Philadelphia Eagles at 20/1. The Cowboys lost star running back DeMarco Murray as a free agent in the offseason to the rival Eagles, who missed the playoffs last year despite their 10–6 record. Dallas was last season's NFC East champion at a 12–4 mark.
From there it's the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers all at 25/1 on the Super Bowl 50 betting lines, with the New York Giants at 28/1, and the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings all at 33/1, with Minnesota having running back Adrian Peterson back in the fold.