How oddsmakers view the Patriots’ Super Bowl chances after loss to Lions

The largest shift in odds wasn't about New England's likelihood of winning another championship.

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Tom Brady looks to pass during the Patriots' Week 2 loss to the Lions. –Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Patriots’ surprising loss to the Lions on Sunday night dropped Bill Belichick’s team to 1-2 on the season. Apparently, oddsmakers aren’t too concerned.

Following the defeat in Detroit, the NFL betting lines regarding New England’s expectations this season shifted. That said, the shift is far from dramatic.

Here’s how sportsbook Bovada sees the Patriots’ season playing out, compared with the preseason prognostications.

Odds to win the Super Bowl

  • Preseason: +650
  • Sept. 24: +800

Odds to win the AFC

Preseason: +290

Sept. 24: +325

Odds to win the AFC East

Preseason: -800

Sept. 24: -350

The most significant drop-off for the Patriots has occurred in the team’s odds to win the division. With the Dolphins at 3-0, and now seen by oddsmakers as New England’s strongest competition in the AFC East (+290), the upcoming clash between the two teams in Week 4 will be an early season indicator.