Tue, Nov 28, 3:49pm by Head Editor
The top of the betting market for the NFL Super Bowl remains a race in two, with New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles winning their ninth and tenth game of their respective seasons.
Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, including two to tight end Rob Gronkowski, in New England’s 35-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, which saw them move in from $4.33 to $4 to defend the title they won in February.
Rex Burkhead also finished with two touchdowns as the Patriots won their seventh straight game, moving to 9-2 on the season. The loss was Miami’s fifth in a row.
The Eagles moved in from $6 to $5.50 to win their first Championship since 1960 after they saluted for the ninth time in as many games.
Signal caller Carson Wentz took his season tally to 28, when he threw for three touchdowns passes to lead the Eagles to a 31-3 rout of the Chicago Bears.
The NFL-leaders moved to 10-1 on the season on the back of a dominant first half, when they scored 24 unanswered points.
The Pittsburgh Steelers remain third pick for the Lombardi trophy, at $7, after they squeezed past the Green Bay Packers by a score of 31-28 when Chris Boswell kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal as the clock ran out.
The Minnesota Vikings won their ninth game from 11 starts, moving in from $10 to $9 for the Super Bowl, after they beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 on Friday (AEDT).
Elsewhere, the Atlanta Falcons won their third straight game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Carolina Panthers beat the New York Jets 35-27 and the Tennessee Titans rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-16.
The Cleveland Browns remained winless with a 30-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and in the final match of the weekend, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Houston Texans 23-16.
The loss sees the Texans drop to 4-7 as back-up quarterback Tom Savage continues to struggle after number one play caller Deshaun Watson tore his anterior cruciate ligament in early November.
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