Patriots the favorites to defend title and win Super Bowl LII
The New England Patriots' "Greatest Comeback Ever" in Super Bowl LI is still hard to comprehend even two days later, but it doesn't matter. They are Super Bowl champions once again and with Tom Brady showing no signs of slowing down, oddsmakers in Las Vegas have the "Golden Boy" and his teammates as the favorites to defend their title next season.
The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 on Sunday, in the first ever "Big Game" to go to overtime, claiming their fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy and the Westgate LV Superbook currently has New England atop the board for Super Bowl LII odds at 5/1. Brady already has the most Super Bowls with one team, but a sixth title would tie the record for most Super Bowl victories for a franchise with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New England's biggest challenge next year will be the up and coming Dallas Cowboys, according to Las Vegas, who are listed at 8/1. The Cowboys fell 34-31 on a last second field goal in the Divisional Round to the Green Bay Packers, after a season which saw them post a record of 13-3 and the NFC's No. 1 seed, behind their rookie dynamic duo backfield of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.
Next on the board is the aforementioned Steelers at 10/1, who should be a threat in the AFC as long as Ben Roethlisberger isn't seriously considering retirement. They're followed closely by the Green Bay Pacers and the Seattle Seahawks at 12/1.
As for the Falcons, they're also listed at 12/1, but that almost seems a little high considering they will have to contend with the most gut-wrenching loss anyone could image for next season and who knows how long afterwards.
At the other end of the spectrum, not surprisingly, the Cleveland Browns once again have the longest odds to win the Super Bowl at 300/1. At least they have some company in the basement as the San Francisco 49ers are also listed at 300/1, for now. Here is the complete list of current Super Bowl LII odds courtesy the Westgate LV Superbook: