Brady, Bucs make move in Super Bowl Odds
By Bob Garcia
When Tom Brady left the New England Patriots in the offseason after 20 years of service, many wondered whether the 43-year-old had made a colossal mistake.
Fast forward through seven games and Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit at 5-2 and atop the NFC South division. His old team, the New England Patriots (2-4) are struggling badly with Cam Newton now at quarterback. And it’s making many people wonder whether the New England dynasty was much more driven by Brady as opposed to coach Bill Belichick.
The latest feather in Brady’s cap is Tampa is now the Super Bowl favorite out of the NFC at the Americas Cardroom sportsbook. Kansas City and Baltimore, both AFC teams, are still at the top of the overall list.
Here are the new top-10 Super Bowl favorites: You can see the previous Week 7 odds in parenthesis.
1. Kansas City Chiefs +375 (+375)
2. Baltimore Ravens +575 (+600)
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers +685 (+1050)
4. Pittsburgh Steelers +815 (+1000)
5. Green Bay Packers +840 (+1050)
6. Seattle Seahawks +1050 (+685)
7. New Orleans Saints +1500 (+1350)
8. Los Angeles Rams +1900 (+1950)
9. Tennessee Titans +2000 (+1600)
10. San Francisco +2250
Note that nine of the 10 teams from last week remain on our list this week. San Francisco is back in the top-10 after two impressive wins in a row. Last week was a 33-6 road drubbing of those same Patriots. Buffalo dropped out after a lackluster 18-10 win at the woeful Jets
One team that is getting harder and harder to ignore is Pittsburgh. They are the only undefeated squad remaining at 6-0. They just came off a tough 27-24 road win at Tennessee and if they can win again at Baltimore this Sunday, they should move into the top-2 in the odds.