What a difference a week makes for one of New York City’s NFL teams, who went from among betting favorites to win the Super Bowl to currently being on the outside looking in. And not much difference for the other New York team, who were and still remain long shots, to say the least.
This time last week, the New York Giants were one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl at 16:1 odds according to gaming site BovadaLV.
Now after a Week 1 19-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants have clearly dropped in the eyes of bookmakers and now sit at 33:1 odds.
It is a reflection of not just their loss but how they played in the game.
Adding some salt to their wounds, the Cowboys who are the favorites to win the NFC East went from 14:1 to 10:1 following Week 1 and their dominating performance on both sides of the ball.
Across town, things went from bad to worse for the New York Jets.
The Jets were always long shots to win the Super Bowl, the odds before Week 1 tabbing them at 300:1, a number that was tied alongside the likes of the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers for the longest odds in the league.
Now after their season opening loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Jets somehow made their odds worse.
The Jets now sit at 500:1 odds to win the Super Bowl, standing alone as the worst odds in the NFL according to BovadaLV. The Browns and the 49ers remain unchanged at 300:1
Notes from BovadaLV:
– Prior to Week 1, the Giants were 2:1 to win the NFC East, second best odds behind the Cowboys. They now are 5:2, tied with the Philadelphia Eagles with the second-best odds.
– Aaron Rodgers is now the favorite to win the regular season MVP awards, his Week 1 performance improving his odds from 5:1 to now at 4:1. Rodgers odds were second-best per BovadaLV prior to Week 1.
– On the flip side, Tom Brady’s MVP odds grew longer after a tough showing against the Kansas City Chiefs. Brady is now 5:1 after starting the year with the best odds in the league at 4:1.
– Giants first round pick Evan Engram remains at 33:1 for Offensive Rookie of the Year odds.
– Ben McAdoo, the Giants head coach, is 12:1 to be the first NFL coach fired this year, tied for the fourth-shortest odds in the league. He’s tied with Jets head coach Todd Bowles, coincidentally.