- The Kansas City Chiefs climb to a tie for 2nd best Super Bowl odds
- Green Bay scuttles in opener, fade from top 4 placement
- See below for the latest Super Bowl 57 odds after Week 1 early and late slate games
If you weren’t already amped up for the opening weekend of the NFL season, the games did not disappoint.
Results were all over the map, as evidenced by the latest 2023 Super Bowl odds. While the Buffalo Bills lived up to their top billing Thursday, there was a whole lot of moving and shaking underneath the top spot.
Let’s run down some of the notable fluctuations, which include some shifting right underneath the Bills, courtesy of 2023 NFL MVP odds top-2 candidate Patrick Mahomes.
Super Bowl 57 Odds
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+800|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+800|
|Green Bay Packers||+1500|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2200|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+3500|
|New Orleans Saints||+3500|
|New England Patriots||+6000|
|New York Giants||+8000|
|New York Jets||+20000|
Odds as of Sept 11 at Caeasars Sportsbook.
Chiefs, Eagles, Vikings Rising
If Kansas City’s blowout of the Arizona Cardinals in the desert was any indication, the preseason might have been your only chance to grab them at +1000 or better title odds.
Patrick Mahomes casually with a 5-TD performance in Week 1 🥱
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 11, 2022
Mahomes was a man among boys in ‘Zona, throwing for 360 yards and five TD passes in an offense that doesn’t look like it misses Tyreek Hill (yet). With an early showdown with the Chargers in Week 2, their current +800 odds could be shortening as soon as Thursday.
It was a nice, settling outing for Philly fans wondering if Jalen Hurts could orchestrate all that talent on the Eagles. So far, Hurts looks like the right cog, as he was the best dual-threat pivot Sunday in a 38-35 win over Detroit.
Hurts was special on 3/4th downs today:
3/15:Hurts runs for 16
3/6:Hurts runs for 10
3/4:Hurts to AJ for 16
4/1:Hurts runs TD
3/2:Hurts to Goedert for 27
3/3:Hurts to AJ for 54
3/6:Hurts to AJ for 10
3/2:Hurts to Pascal for 7
3/4:Hurts runs for 5
4th/1:Hurts runs for 1
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 12, 2022
Hurts threw for a modest 243 yards, much of those yards chewed up by AJ Brown, who beasted with 155 yards. He also rushed a team-high 17 times for 90 yards and a score. Even as the Eagles’ defense surrendered 35 points to the Lions, Philly climbs from +2200 to +1800 Super Bowl odds. That’s some high praise from oddsmakers, who must think Hurts and co can outscore some of their defensive woes.
One of the biggest movers were the Minnesota Vikings, who put the clamps on the Green Bay Packers in a 23-7 win. Justin Jefferson was a wrecking ball, catching nine balls for a career-best 184 yards and two TD’s.
Justin Jefferson is a cheat code 🎮
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 11, 2022
The Vikes’ defense looks much improved too, holding reigning two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers to just 195 yards passing and an interception. That win vaults Minny to +2500 odds, shortening up from +4000 prior to Week 1.
Packers, 49ers Fading
For the second straight season, the Packers lay an opening week egg. Rodgers looked like a guy missing one of the best receivers in the NFL.
The Vikings' defense came in from ALL angles to sack Rodgers 😳
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 11, 2022
He was sacked four times, but all of them were a result of being unable to pull the trigger with coverage holding long enough for the Vikings’ pass rush to hit home. Green Bay falls to +1500 odds, which might not be a bad time to jump on them.
Unlike the Packers, the 49ers don’t have an all-world pivot to lean on. So maybe it was the poor weather, but Trey Lance was outplayed by Justin Fields as San Fran was beaten 19-10 by the Chicago Bears.
Eddie Jackson with an interception! Bears with a chance to extend their lead 🚨pic.twitter.com/NiCSsmfJqS
— The Draft Network (@TheDraftNetwork) September 11, 2022
Perhaps as troubling as Lance’s 13-for-28 line for 164 yards and an interception was a knee injury to starting running back Elijah Mitchell.
It’s only one week, but how long will Kyle Shanahan’s leash be for his youngster if the struggles continue? The Niners’ fall from +1600 to the current +2200 title line is fair, but I’d be wary of wagering on them until Lance shows out.
Notable Movers and Shakers
Cade York has the Cleveland Browns off to a good start as they try to stay afloat while Deshaun Watson sits in suspension. His 58-yard booming kick pushed them past the Carolina Panthers 26-24, and moved their title odds to +3000.
Rookie kicker Cade York gives Cleveland the lead from 58 yards out!
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2022
Tua Tagovailoa has gone into some rarified air: with Miami’s 20-7 win over New England, he’s one of two QB’s to hold a 4-0 record over Bill Belichick. Like Cleveland, Miami moves from +4000 to +3000.
And it might not mean much to anyone but Big Blue, but New York’s improbable 21-20 win over Tennessee was all kinds of cool. Not only did they shake off a 13-0 deficit, Brian Daboll didn’t hesitate to go for two and the win when they scored a late TD to pull within one. They move all the way to +8000 odds.
Saquon Barkley revenge tour.
164 yards, a touchdown and a potential game-winning two-point conversion pic.twitter.com/Otj9FjQKUl
— Alex Rocco (@AlexRocco13_) September 11, 2022
The loss didn’t do much to reinforce what all the experts were saying about the Titans: without AJ Brown, they’re just not as potent and will rely too much on Derrick Henry. The top seed in the AFC a year ago, they fall to +5000 title odds.
BENGALS KICK IS NO GOOD 🙅♂️
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 11, 2022
Perhaps the most deflating was Cincinnati’s 23-20 OT loss to Pittsburgh. An injury to their long snapper proved immensely costly, with two game-winning kicks failing to connect. The defending AFC Champs fade to +2500 odds from +2000.