The Broncos' Super Bowl odds have slipped

Justin Edmonds

The Denver Broncos were co-favorites to win the 2013-14 Super Bowl before the 2013 NFL Draft. Now there's a new Number One, standing alone.

Oddsmakers have been consistent about which two teams they think will appear in Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. They just now have a favorite to win it.

The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos will duke it out for the 2013 NFL season's championship in New York this winter, if Vegas has it right. The 49ers are their current favorites, with 6/1 odds to win it all. The Broncos are second, with 15/2 odds to win their third Super Bowl in franchise history. These odds are according to Bovada.lv.

What's interesting is that the odds for the 49ers have increased, while the odds for the Broncos have slipped slightly. Less than a week after free agency, the 49ers and Broncos were co-favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII, with 7/1 odds. So what brought about the change?

In our opinion, it probably doesn't have anything to do with the draft. It has to do with Elvis Dumervil. These are the first odds Bovada has released since Dumervil's departure later in March. So while they're called the "post-draft odds", it really isn't the draft that had anything to with the change.

It was a fax machine.

Explain that one to bettors.

Full NFL odds below:

Odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII

San Francisco 49ers 6/1

Denver Broncos 15/2

New England Patriots 8/1

Seattle Seahawks 9/1

Atlanta Falcons 12/1

Green Bay Packers 12/1

Houston Texans 18/1

New Orleans Saints 18/1

Baltimore Ravens 20/1

New York Giants 20/1

Chicago Bears 25/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 25/1

Dallas Cowboys 28/1

Washington Redskins 28/1

Philadelphia Eagles 30/1

Cincinnati Bengals 35/1

Indianapolis Colts 35/1

Detroit Lions 40/1

Miami Dolphins 40/1

Minnesota Vikings 40/1

San Diego Chargers 40/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40/1

Carolina Panthers 50/1

Kansas City Chiefs 50/1

St. Louis Rams 60/1

Cleveland Browns 75/1

New York Jets 75/1

Arizona Cardinals 100/1

Buffalo Bills 100/1

Oakland Raiders 100/1

Tennessee Titans 100/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 200/1

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