The 2015 NFL season is officially over, with the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. The game ended late last night, which, of course, means we are all ready to look forward to Super Bowl LI and the 2016 NFL season. (Of course, we are not done talking about the 2015 season, but it is fun to already jump to 2016.)
The Westgate has released odds for who will win Super Bowl LI, which will take place February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The Miami Dolphins, after a 6-10 season and a head coaching change, are, of course, near the bottom of the odds listing. They do not face the longest odds (Cleveland Browns 200-1) or the second longest odds (San Francisco 60-1), but they are in the third longest group at 50-1. Included with the Dolphins are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Philaelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and Tennessee TItans.
The top of the list includes three teams with 8-1 odds: the New England Patriots, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, and Carolina Panthers are in the second group with 10-1 odds. The Broncos repeating is at 14-1, tied with the Cincinnati Bengals.
At this point last year, the Seahawks were the favorites at 5-1, followed by the Patriots at 6-1, the Packers at 7-1, the Broncos at 8-1, and the Cowboys at 12-1. The Panthers were 30-1 odds just after Super Bowl XLIX, tied with the Dolphins and a group of five other teams.
Here are the current Super Bowl 51 odds, courtesy of the Westgate in Las Vegas.