Tue, Oct 17, 5:14pm by Head Editor
Green Bay’s quest for their first Super Bowl win since 2011 was dealt a massive blow on Monday (AEDST) when Vikings line-backer Anthony Barr took him down the man regarded as the best quarterback in the league, Aaron Rodgers.
The six-time Pro bowler landed heavily on his right shoulder, a land that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on Tuesday (AEDST) broke his star’s collarbone and will potentially see the 33-year-old miss the rest of the season.
The incident has seen the Packers quote for the title blow out from $12 to $23, while their odds to claim the NFC has drifted from second pick behind the Patriots at $5 to the fifth line of betting, at $11.
Speaking of the Patriots, they remain top pick to become the first franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowls since 2005, when, surprise, surprise, they did it themselves.
New England beat the New York Jets on Monday (AEDST) by a score of 24-17, which was their fourth win in five games.
The team who beat the Patriots on the opening night of the season – the Kansas City Chiefs – have started the season with five wins from six outings, which has seen them move onto the second line of betting, at $9, to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy for the first time since 1970.
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles are both at $10, having started their campaigns at 4-2 and 5-1 respectively. In fact, the Eagles have been one of the biggest surprise packets of the opening six weeks, with their signal caller Carson Wentz scoring 13 touchdowns already, against just three interceptions.
The other teams considered a good chance of winning America’s greatest sporting event are the Seattle Seahawks ($11) and last season’s runners-up Atlanta Falcons ($13).
Week Seven of the season kicks off in Oakland on Friday morning at 11:25am AEDST, when the Raiders are slight outsiders at $2.25 when they host the Chiefs ($1.68).
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