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Even though we’ve seen only one regular season week so far, the Super Bowl futures have shifted around quite a bit. The same two teams are favoured to win their respective conferences, but there have been some changes with the teams beneath them. Here’s a look at who’s up and who’s down as we prepare for Week 2.

 

Moving On Up

Pittsburgh Steelers

This Week’s Super Bowl Odds: +750

Last Week: +1100

Pittsburgh claimed an easy win on Monday Night Football in Washington without star running back Le’Veon Bell. They won 38-16, and impressed a lot of bettors with their defense, which held a fairly solid offense in check while on the road. With a prolific offense already in play, the Steelers will need to keep up their defensive success in order to reach the next level. We’ll get a better idea of their Super Bowl chances when they host the Cincinnati Bengals this week. The Steelers are currently 3-point favourites for that contest.

 

Denver Broncos

This Week’s Super Bowl Odds: +1400

Last Week: +1800

The Broncos were discounted by many heading into the season, but a strong showing by QB Trevor Siemian has changed some opinions. They managed to win the Super Bowl last year despite Peyton Manning posting the worst season of his career, so if Siemian is a QB upgrade and the defense is just as good, the Broncos will be a contender.

 

Moving Down

Indianapolis Colts

Last Week’s Super Bowl Odds: +2500

This Week: +3300

The Colts’ defense needs some major improvements if they’re going to contend. They gave up 448 yards, 28 first downs and, most importantly, 39 points in a home loss to Detroit in their opener. They made Matt Stafford look like Joe Montana in his prime as Stafford completed 31-of-39 passes for 340 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. It’s hard to see the Colts getting to the playoffs until these issues are resolved.

 

New Orleans Saints

Last Week’s Super Bowl Odds: +7500

This Week: +10000

Speaking of struggling defenses, it appears to be a perennial problem for the Saints. They allowed 35 points – 22 of which came in the fourth quarter – along with 486 yards in a home loss to Oakland. To make matters worse, they lost their top cornerback Delvin Breaux (broken fibula) for the foreseeable future. The Saints will have to make some significant adjustments on the defensive side of the ball starting this week when they face the New York Giants. They are a 4.5-point underdog for that affair.

 

Top Three Teams on Super Bowl Futures

1. New England Patriots (+650): An encouraging win at Arizona combined with a less-than-stellar Packers performance moved the Patriots into the top spot.

2. Green Bay Packers (+700): The Packers barely eked out a win at Jacksonville while Aaron Rodgers mustered just 199 passing yards.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (+750): The Steelers move up as the Seahawks slide down. The Seahawks looked very sluggish in their 12-10 win over the Miami Dolphins, and quarterback Russell Wilson injured his ankle.

 

*Odds as of September 15, 2016