Patriots remain Vegas’ choice for Super Bowl

The Seahawks and Cowboys trail by a large margin.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass to Danny Amendola for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass to Danny Amendola for a touchdown during the first half against the Buffalo Bills in October. –Adrian Kraus / AP

Despite losing to the Seahawks on Sunday night, the Patriots are still the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl.

In an updated list of odds to win Super Bowl LI, the Patriots are the definitive favorite:

The team that beat the Patriots, the Seahawks, sits in a tie for second best odds. The Cowboys, holders of the league’s best record at 8-1, are tied with Seattle. The Patriots’ odds have improved since the very first forecast for Super Bowl LI (dated from immediately after Super Bowl 50), where New England was given 8-1 odds.

Prior to the team’s season opener in Arizona in September, odds-makers gave the Patriots little chance of winning during Tom Brady’s absence. In fact, Bill Belichick’s team was given the longest odds of any season opener in the entirety of the Hall of Fame coach’s tenure (as six point underdogs).

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