- The New England Patriots have +6600 odds to win the Super Bowl.
- QB Mac Jones has thrown four interceptions in his first four games in the NFL.
- To add insult to injury, the Patriots do not have a true lead running back for them either.
BOSTON – A new chapter has begun for the New England Patriots where they are no longer the strongest dynasty in the NFL. Their odds to win Super Bowl 56 are longshots for a reason and sports bettors should not be fooled into betting on them based on their Brady-era history.
Since the start of the season, the Patriots Super Bowl odds have been trending in the wrong direction. They opened up the season with +3000 odds for SB56 and have now dropped to +6600 odds.
Super Bowl 56 Winner
- Kansas City Chiefs +550
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
- Buffalo Bills +750
- Los Angeles Rams +900
- Arizona Cardinals +1200
- Cleveland Browns +1200
- Green Bay Packers +1200
- Baltimore Ravens +1400
- Dallas Cowboys +1600
- Los Angeles Chargers +2000
- San Francisco 49ers +2000
- Seattle Seahawks +2500
- Denver Broncos +4000
- Las Vegas Raiders +4000
- New Orleans Saints +4000
- Tennessee Titans +4000
- Minnesota Vikings +6000
- Carolina Panthers +6600
- New England Patriots +6600
- Indianapolis Colts +10000
The New England Patriots went with Mac Jones to lead the way under center this season in a move that surprised many. Although Jones has shown spurts of what he can do at full potential, he is still a rookie and as such, has been making rookie mistakes.
This season, Jones has thrown for 1,012 passing yards, just four touchdowns, and four interceptions through Week 4. His four turnovers are tied for 24th in the league.
While he did have one of his better games in a Week 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his inconsistent performance before that should not be overlooked. In fact, in the two games he played against top-ten passing defenses (Buccaneers, Saints) are when he threw all four of his interceptions.
Teams left on the Patriots' schedule are other top pass-defending teams like the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, and Indianapolis Colts. With a tough road ahead, Jones’ struggles will certainly continue.
Running Back Drama
After his impressive finish to the 2020 season, many thought Damien Harris was in line to take over the New England backfield, however, that has not been the case. The Patriots have swapped different running backs in and out of their rotation.
Players such as James White, J.J. Taylor, Brandon Bolden, and Rhamondre Stevenson have all seen the field at least once this season. With so many running backs taking the field, it has surely messed with the potential that Harris has to offer.
The Pats currently have the second least rushing yards on the season at 274 and the third-lowest yards per carry average at 3.5.
As long as their running back inconsistency continues, so will their Super Bowl odds.
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Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.