Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers early favorites for next season

By The Sports Xchange   |   Feb. 7, 2016 at 11:42 PM
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Shortly after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, neither team was listed as one of the favorites for Super Bowl LI.

According to ESPN.com, the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers were established by Westgate SportsBook in Las Vegas as tri-favorites for next year's title. All three teams were given 8-1 odds against capturing the title on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

Before Sunday, the past two champions were the Patriots (2014-15) and Seahawks (2013-14). The Steelers last won the title in 2008-09.

The Panthers, the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals are all listed at 10-1 for next season. The Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals are both 14-1.

At the opposite end of the list, eight teams are listed at 50-1, with the San Francisco 49ers at 60-1 and the Cleveland Browns rock bottom at 200-1.

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