Super Bowl Odds 2018: Patriots, Vikings, Steelers Are Favorites, Bills Given Hardly Any Shot of Winning

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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots gestures during the first half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

In news that will shock absolutely no one, as of Thursday defending NFL champions New England Patriots Thursday were favorites to win the Super Bowl. The Buffalo Bills were… definitely not.

The Pats at 13-3 finished the season as the AFC's top seed, have a first-week bye and home-field advantage throughout the postseaon. Still, New England quarterback Tom Brady wasn't willing to look past any potential opponents in an interview with local radio station WEEI on Wednesday. The Patriots will face the Bills (9-7), Tennessee Titans (9-7) or Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) in the second round of the playoffs.

"Whoever it is will have won a playoff game, so they'll be confident," Brady said on WEEI. "All the teams that are in the playoffs are the teams that have played the best over the course of 16 weeks. It will be a good team whoever it is—Buffalo, Tennessee or Kansas City. They'll fight it out. It's good for us to be sitting here, to already advance to the second round. I don't think we get caught up too much in who it is. It's more how we play."

Along with the Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3), Minnesota Vikings (13-3) and Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) all earned first-round byes.

The road to the Super Bowl will be tougher for the teams that didn't earn the week off. On Saturday, the Titans take on the Chiefs in the AFC, while the Atlanta Falcons (10-6) face the Los Angeles Rams (11-5) in the NFC. On Sunday, the the Bills face the Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) in the AFC, while the NFC game is a matchup of NFC South rivals the Carolina Panthers (11-5) and New Orleans Saints (11-5).

The Bills—who squeaked into the playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades in Week 17—and the Titans are tied for the worst odds to win the Super Bowl at +7500, according to Odds Shark. That means a $100 bet would bring in $7,500 in winnings for the gambler. The Patriots, meanwhile, came in at +210.

Here are the full odds, again via Odds Shark.

  • New England Patriots +210
  • Minnesota Vikings +375
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +525
  • New Orleans Saints +750
  • Los Angeles Rams +900
  • Philadelphia Eagles +1200
  • Kansas City Chiefs +1800
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +2200
  • Carolina Panthers +2500
  • Atlanta Falcons +2500
  • Tennessee Titans +7500
  • Buffalo Bills +7500
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