Giants And Jets Both See Super Bowl Odds Drop After Week 1

Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season is in the books, and we're just a few short days away from Week 2 kicking off Sunday afternoon across the country. Neither team played all that well in Week 1, but the Jets were able to overcome a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Dallas Cowboys, while the Giants stumbled on the road against the rival Washington Redskins. One of the fun things to watch each year is how the Super Bowl odds swing from the preseason to Week 2, when book makers account for the new wealth of information at their disposal to set new odds. Injuries are the primary variable that account for the swings -- the Giants, for example, are considered much bigger long shots to hoist the Lombardi now than they were a month ago because of the rash of injuries they've had to deal.

So let's take a look at those changes in SB odds, courtesy of Bodog:

Team Preseason Current
New York Giants 28/1 40/1
New York Jets 12/11 14/1

 

Teams who saw their odds drop the most outside of the Giants were the Kansas City Chiefs (50/1 --> 100/1), and the Indianapolis Colts (20/1 --> 60/1). 

Inside the Giants and Jets' divisions respectively, the Patriots' moved up, the Cowboys dropped slightly, while the Redskins and Eagles both went up. 

We'll keep an eye on these just for fun throughout the season as even more developments forces Vegas to adjust their futures odds fluidly and frequently. 

For round the clock Giants coverage, check out Big Blue View and Gang Green Nation.

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