By Henry Ballinger
There’s a new favorite to win Super Bowl 54.
The Patriots, who have been the consensus favorites repeat as NFL champions by winning the Super Bowl in February for the duration of the NFL season, are no longer favored to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Miami.
The odds changed in Las Vegas at Caesars Sportsbook following New England falling to the Texans 28-22 in Houston on Sunday Night Football hours after the Ravens knocked off the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. Though both teams are now 10-2, the Ravens have the top seed in the AFC because they beat the Patriots last month.
Baltimore, which would host the New England in the playoffs thanks to their higher seed should both teams advance, is now listed at +250 to win the Super Bowl at Caesars.
The New Orleans Saints, not the Patriots, are next at +350. The Patriots are third on the list at +450 at followed by the 49ers next at +600. The Seahawks and Chiefs follow those four teams at 10-1 with the Vikings, now listed at 13-1, rounding out the top seven.
Winners of eight in a row with victories over six playoff contenders during their streak, the Baltimore Ravens were listed at 40-1 in early October after losing back-to-back games to the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.
In addition to being Super Bowl favorites, the Ravens also have the odds-on favorite to win NFL MVP on their roster in Lamar Jackson. The second-year breakout star is listed at -250 to win the award at DraftKings, followed by Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson at +275.