Super Bowl 2019 Odds: Patriots, Vikings Favored After Week 1

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 10, 2018

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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The Minnesota Vikings earned one of the biggest boosts in the latest odds to win the Super Bowl after their Week 1 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.  

According to OddsShark, the Vikings are now listed at 8-1 to win a title this season, trailing only the New England Patriots at 6-1:

Minnesota entered Week 1 at 11-1 to win it all, which was tied for the fifth-best odds in the league, per OddsShark.

The Vikings had several question marks going into the start of the season, including the health of Dalvin Cook and whether Kirk Cousins could make a smooth transition at quarterback. They were certainly answered in the 24-16 win over the 49ers.

Meanwhile, the Patriots did little to hurt their standing as a Super Bowl contender with a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans Sunday. There were plenty of changes in personnel over the offseason, but Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski showed they still have the best connection in the league.

One of the biggest risers in the odds was the Baltimore Ravens, which jumped from 45-1 to win the Super Bowl to 28-1 after Week 1.

Baltimore dominated the Buffalo Bills with a 47-3 win Sunday, excelling in every facet of the game. Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes and barely had to play the second half.

The Bills, of course, had the lowest odds to win a title this year, and the latest loss only dropped the team further out of the hunt.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints only saw slight drops in their odds despite disappointing Week 1 performances. The Steelers came away with a tie against the Cleveland Browns, while the Saints lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the Los Angeles Rams set to make their season debut Monday, there could still be some significant changes in the odds before Week 2.

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