Earlier on Monday, Tom Brady pointed out that the Patriots were the underdogs, the team nobody believed in, the upstarts, the ragamuffins, the doormats of the NFL’s final four.
Vegas continues to concur. Not only did the Patriots open up as 6.5-point underdogs, our friends at Bovada.com have shared these lines for the rest of the playoffs. The Patriots are the longest shot to win.
Odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks: 19/10
Denver Broncos: 2/1
San Francisco 49ers: 3/1
New England Patriots: 9/2
The Patriots are the longest shot to represent the AFC as well.
2014 Super Bowl XLVIII - Exact Matchup
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos: 11/10
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots: 13/4
San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos: 11/4
San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots: 6/1
It is 10-1 against that the Patriots beat the Seahawks and 12/1 that they beat the Niners (longer shot of that occurring because neither is favored to get to NY/NJ).
2014 Super Bowl XLVIII - Exact Outcome
Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos: 12/5
Denver Broncos beat Seattle Seahawks: 9/2
Seattle Seahawks beat New England Patriots: 4/1
Denver Broncos beat San Francisco 49ers: 5/1
San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos: 15/2
New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks: 10/1
San Francisco 49ers beat New England Patriots: 10/1
New England Patriots beat San Francisco 49ers: 12/1
And the Patriots will be the ‘dog against either NFC opponent.
Hypothetical Super Bowl Lines
Seattle Seahawks: -2.5
Denver Broncos: +2.5
Seattle Seahawks: -6
New England Patriots: +6
San Francisco 49ers: -3
New England Patriots: +3
Denver Broncos: -2.5
San Francisco 49ers: +2.5