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Patriots Ride High on Super Bowl XLVII Odds Despite Loss
After another disappointing loss in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants can Tom Brady and his New England Patriots bounce back and contend for the title next season?
Find the complete list of the opening odds for Super Bowl XLVII right now at Bovada.
Brady and company came up short in Indianapolis, losing 21-17 as the quarterback went 27-of-41 for 276 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception. Brady's failed Hail Mary attempt as time expired clinched the defeat for his team.
However, New England did manage to put up the best record in the AFC this year at 13-3 (9-6-1 against the spread), and Brady was still at the top of his game during the regular season with a QB Rating of 105.6 to go along with 5,235 passing yards and 39 TDs.
Throw in all of Brady's returning weapons and you have a team that opened at just 7/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLVII next season at Bovada. New England ranks second on that NFL futures list, behind only the 6/1 Green Bay Packers.
The Patriots' biggest offseason priority will be getting star wide receiver Wes Welker inked to a new contract. Welker had seven catches for 60 yards against the Giants in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but did have a key drop in the contest.
Still, New England will be looking to sign Welker to a new long-term contract after he picked up 1,569 receiving yards and had nine touchdown catches during the regular season. The Patriots also have the option of placing the franchise tag on him this summer.
Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and wide receiver Deion Branch will also be free agents this offseason, with Green-Ellis a candidate to leave for big dollars elsewhere.
NFL futures are updated right now at Bovada's sportsbook.
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