Super Bowl Odds 2018: Patriots Favorites Entering Divisional Round

Despite losing their starting running back (Dalvin Cook) and starting quarterback (Sam Bradford) to injury, the purple and gold are once again on the precipice of greatness and looking to becoming the first team in National Football League history to host the Super Bowl. With the AFC being the designated home team in this year's Super Bowl, the AFC champion would be assigned the Vikings' practice facility and locker room and the NFC champion would practice at the University of Minnesota and get the road locker room. After the wild-card win over Carolina, they are slight favorites with a 51-percent win probability, according to AccuScore's simulations.

Those same Patriots are a huge favorite over the Titans this week.

The top team in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles, host the Atlanta Falcons (11-6). The Rams and Chiefs were both upset as solid home favorites. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-19 way back in Week 1 when Sam Bradford was the starting quarterback and Adrian Peterson was with New Orleans. This could mean that the Steelers and the Patriots will see themselves as opponents in the AFC title game.

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The first is that if you feel compelled to bet on the ultimate underdog, feel free to plunk down money on the Tennessee Titans who are a whopping 40/1 long shot to win it all. He hit Ted Ginn in stride for an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter was on fire the rest of the way.

Even though Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium is a newer stadium and a state-of-the-art venue, it still needs some temporary work done to accommodate hosting the Super Bowl, as every stadium hosting the big game typically does. That shouldn't change on Saturday night. Don't sleep on Matt Ryan and his bunch.

The Philadelphia Eagles are the top seed in the NFC, but they have been hurt badly by the ACL injury suffered by quarterback Carson Wentz in Week 14. Atlanta is coming off a 26-13 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs, and the Falcons are 2.5-point favorites over the Eagles. With the Falcons defense playing its best football, Foles and the Eagles will have their hands full in the Divisonal Round. However, they have turned their season around, and are looking to make another playoff run. Blake Bortles was a disaster, completing 12-of-23 passes for 87 yards while also adding 10 rushes for 88 additional yards. Still, the Jags routed the Steelers in early October so they won't be intimidated by Pittsburgh's "Killer B's".

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