Tue, Sep 18, 9:24pm by Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Rams have moved into equal favouritism to win Super Bowl 53 after a 34-0 win against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Rams are now $8 at Sportsbet to claim February’s Super Bowl after a dominant win against their NFC West rivals on Monday morning.
The Cardinals ($201) managed only 137 yards of total offence on Monday, with quarterback Sam Bradford throwing for only 83 yards.
The Rams used a 19-0 second quarter to put the result beyond doubt and moved to 2-0 on the season. The Cardinals are 0-2 after losing to Washington in week one.
Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles played one of the best games of his career, as he threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-20 win against New England.
His adversary Tom Brady threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns against a staunch Jags defence.
New England is $8 to win the Super Bowl, with Jacksonville shortening to $11 after this week’s result.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($51) upset last season’s Super Bowl winners the Philadelphia Eagles ($13).
Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdowns and 402 yards as the Bucs led by as many as 20 points, before winning 27-21.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have slid to $15 in Super Bowl betting after a 42-37 loss to Kansas City.
The Chiefs’ new quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw an equal franchise record six touchdowns. Kansas City raced out to a 21-0 lead before being pegged back by the Steelers, with the scores tied at 21-all at half-time.
Kansas City is $17 to win the Super Bowl.
Green Bay and Minnesota played out a 29-all draw in the second tie game in as many weeks this season.
Minnesota’s Daniel Carlson missed three field goals, including two in overtime that would have won the game for the Vikings. They rallied in the final quarter from a 13-point deficit, but were unable to win the game.
Minnesota is $8 to win the Super Bowl, with Green Bay priced at $10 at Sportsbet.
Cincinnati ($41) moved a game clear in the AFC North after a 34-23 win against division rivals Baltimore ($41) on Thursday Night Football.
The Bengals led 28-0 in the second quarter before Baltimore finally found its offence, but they were unable to muster a comeback.
New York Jets’ ($151) rookie quarterback Sam Darnold lost his home opener 20-12 to the Miami Dolphins ($67). Darnold threw two interceptions, one touchdown and 334 yards in the loss. Miami moves to 2-0 after the win.
The New Orleans Saints ($19) needed an 18-6 final quarter to defeat the Cleveland Browns ($81) and earn its first win of the season.
The Los Angeles Chargers’ ($19) Melvin Gordon scored three first half touchdowns as they beat the hapless Buffalo Bills ($501) 31-20.
Washington ($101) was unable to find the end zone in a 21-9 loss to Indianapolis ($67) at home. Both teams move to 1-1 on the season. Andrew Luck threw for only 179 yards in the game, but did have two touchdowns.
Atlanta ($17), San Francisco ($34) and Tennessee ($67) all grabbed their first wins of the season against Carolina ($34), Detroit ($101) and Houston ($34) respectively.
Denver ($51) slipped past Oakland ($101) 20-19 at Mile High Stadium to remain undefeated.
On Sunday Night Football, Dallas ($51) proved too strong for the New York Giants ($67), who drop to 0-2.
The Seattle Seahawks ($81) dropped to 0-2 on the season after the Chicago Bears ($51) managed to stifle quarterback Russell Wilson and win its first game of the season on Monday Night Football.
Super Bowl 53 Winner Odds
New England Patriots $8
Minnesota Vikings $8
LA Rams $8
Green Bay Packers $10
Jacksonville Jaguars $11
Philadelphia Eagles $13
Pittsburgh Steelers $15
Atlanta Falcons $17
Kansas City Chiefs $17
New Orleans Saints $19
Los Angeles Chargers $19
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