Tue, Oct 30, 2:50pm by Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Rams continue to roll this season, moving to 8-0 after a 29-27 win against the Green Bay Packers on Monday.
The Rams have moved into $3.75 favourites to win Super Bowl 53 after being priced at $4 for the past month.
Los Angeles’ Todd Gurley scored a touchdown for the 11th straight game for the Rams as they overcame an early deficit to beat the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers had 286 yards and one touchdown for the Packers, while Rams quarterback Jared Goff had three touchdowns and 295 yards in a solid performance.
The Rams take on the New Orleans Saints in week nine in a blockbuster match featuring two teams that have lost one game combined.
The Saints avenged their NFC Divisional Series loss to the Minnesota Vikings last season with a 30-20 win against the Vikings in Minnesota.
Drew Brees was 18/23 for just 120 yards as the Saints bounced upon quality field position to score regularly against a poor Minnesota defence.
The Saints scored two touchdowns from their defence and special teams in a solid performance from their role players.
New Orleans has moved to $7 to win the Super Bowl after its 6-1 start to the season. The Vikings are out to $12 and are 4-3-1 on the season.
Kansas City got the better of Denver for the eighth consecutive time as they beat the Broncos 30-23 at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs move to 4-0 at home and 7-1 on the season, with rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes mounting a case for MVP honours.
Mahomes had four touchdowns and 303 yards in a 24/34 performance as the Chiefs got the better of their division rivals once again.
The Broncos drop to 3-5 on the season and are $426 to win the Super Bowl.
Carolina is the big mover in the outright market this week, priced at $19 to win the team’s first Super Bowl after a 36-21 win against Baltimore.
The Ravens’ stellar defence was cut to pieces by a rushing attack that ran for 154 yards.
A 17-0 second quarter set up the win for Carolina, who are now 5-2 on the season and 4-0 at home.
The Ravens have now lost back-to-back games to fall to 4-4 and are priced at $26 to win the Super Bowl.
They have relinquished top spot in the AFC North standings to the Pittsburgh Steelers who trounced Cleveland 33-18 at Heinz Field.
The Steelers limited Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to just 180 yards from 22 completions in a solid performance from Pittsburgh, who move to 2-0 on the season against Cleveland. They are $19 to win the Super Bowl.
The Cincinnati Bengals kept in touch with the Steelers thanks to a last second 44-yard field goal by Randy Bullock.
The Bengals almost let slip a huge lead against the Buccaneers as Tampa rallied from 18 down in the final quarter to tie the game.
Cincinnati is 5-3 on the season and $34 to win the Super Bowl. The Bucs fall to 3-4 and just 1-3 on the road are a 2-0 start to the season.
The Houston Texans won their fifth game in a row to take a commanding lead atop the AFC South standings after crushing Miami 42-23 on Thursday Night Football.
Deshaun Watson had five touchdowns in a career best performance for the Texans, with Dolphins backup quarterback Brock Osweiler having 241 yards and one interception. The Texans are $21 to win the Super Bowl.
There were wins in week eight for Philadelphia ($26), Chicago ($26), Washington ($26) and Indianapolis ($151) against Jacksonville ($67), the New York Jets ($501), the New York GI ants ($501) and the Oakland Raiders ($501).
Seattle’s Australian punter Michael Dickson made headlines around the world for his tremendous fake punt run from the goal line that secured victory for the Seahawks against the Lions.
The play was initially drawn up as a safety for the Seahawks who were under tremendous defensive pressure, but the Aussie took his chance and ran on the play, securing a first down. The Seahawks beat the Lions 28-14 at Ford Field.
On Monday Night Football, the New England Patriots continued their dominance against the Buffalo Bills and the 25-6 win affirmed their status as the team to beat in the AFC, priced at $4.50 to win the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 53 odds
Los Angeles Rams $3.75
New England Patriots $4.50
Kansas City Chiefs $6.50
New Orleans Saints $7
Minnesota Vikings $12
Carolina Panthers $19
Los Angeles Chargers $19
Pittsburgh Steelers $19
Houston Texans $21
Baltimore Ravens $26
Chicago Bears $26
Philadelphia Eagles $26
Washington Redskins $26
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