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Minnesota Vikings have increased their Super Bowl odds the most

The Minnesota Vikings are suddenly one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl.

No team has increased their odds to win Super Bowl LI in Houston as much as the Minnesota Vikings since the first odds were released in February.

Back then, the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks were 9/1 favorites to win the Super Bowl. The Vikings were down the list a ways at 25/1. When Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the season and the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford, the Vikings increased their odds to 16/1 before Week 1.

Since then, the Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson, Matt Kalil and Andre Smith on injured reserve, among others. Despite that, now that they are 5-0, the Vikings, currently with 7/1 odds, are tied for second with the Pittsburgh Steelers behind the Patriots, who have 7/2 odds, according to Bovada.lv.

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The move from 25/1 odds to 7/1 odds from February to now marks the highest increase in the NFL.

The Panthers, who had a share of that lead with 9/1 odds to win the next Super Bowl after being the runner-up in Super Bowl 50 in February, are the biggest loser in odds from Feb. 8 until this week (besides those teams that are essentially out of it now with odds of 200/1 or worse). The Panthers’ odds have decreased more than four times over, now at 40/1.

Similar to the Vikings, the Oakland Raiders have been another big mover in the right direction. They started the process with 66/1 odds following the last Super Bowl and are now 25/1 to win Super Bowl LI. The Atlanta Falcons have moved from 33/1 to 16/1.

The top five favorites from earlier this week are the Patriots (7/2), Vikings (7/1), Steelers 7/1, Green Bay Packers (8/1) and Seattle Seahawks (17/2).

SUPER BOWL ODDS VIA BOVADA

2/8/16 Pre-Week 1 Current
New England Patriots 9/1 6/1 7/2
Minnesota Vikings 25/1 16/1 7/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1 12/1 7/1
Green Bay Packers  12/1 17/2 8/1
Seattle Seahawks  9/1 9/1 17/2
Denver Broncos  16/1 18/1 14/1
Atlanta Falcons  33/1 50/1 16/1
Dallas Cowboys  16/1 18/1 18/1
Arizona Cardinals  14/1 12/1 20/1
Oakland Raiders   66/1 25/1 25/1
Kansas City Chiefs  25/1 28/1 28/1
Indianapolis Colts   25/1 22/1 33/1
Philadelphia Eagles  33/1 66/1 33/1
Carolina Panthers   9/1 12/1 40/1
Cincinnati Bengals   20/1 18/1 40/1
Houston Texans   40/1 33/1 40/1
Buffalo Bills      33/1 66/1 50/1
Washington Redskins 50/1 50/1 50/1
Baltimore Ravens  33/1 33/1 66/1
Los Angeles Rams  50/1 66/1 66/1
New York Giants 33/1 25/1 66/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50/1 100/1 100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 66/1 40/1 125/1
Detroit Lions 33/1 66/1 150/1
New Orleans Saints 33/1 66/1 200/1
New York Jets 33/1 50/1 200/1
San Diego Chargers 50/1 66/1 200/1
Tennessee Titans 66/1 66/1 200/1
Chicago Bears 40/1 50/1 500/1
Miami Dolphins 50/1 66/1 500/1
San Francisco 49ers 50/1 100/1 1000/1
Cleveland Browns  150/1 100/1 3000/1

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