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The NFL's Week 9 slate was headlined by a gargantuan matchup between two of the best teams in the league as the previously seven-week-Super-Bowl-favorite, Los Angeles Rams, fell to the New Orleans Saints in a 45-35 thriller.  


Well, the outcome of this NFC battle did determine a new favorite atop the odds, but it's not the New Orleans Saints. 

As the Saints and Rams duked it out down in New Orleans, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots hastily dispatched Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, 31-17, at home in Foxborough. 


And as a result, the Pats (+380) have now snuck back to the top of the Super Bowl odds for the first time since Week 3, when New England and the Rams were tied atop the league at +750 each. 

Given the Saints came into Week 9 with the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl and dethroned the lone favorites in a decisive result, you'd have to think New Orleans replaced LA as the new top dog in Week 10.


But that would be even further from the truth, as the Saints actually improved by only 50 points in the odds to remain with the third-best shot to win the Super Bowl behind the just-defeated Rams sitting at +430 in second. 

Putting the Week 10 cream of the crop aside, the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Indianapolis Colts were the biggest losers in changed odds from Week 9. Even though the Packers and Washington Redskins dropped significantly less from last week to now, both teams are now struggling to stay above water at a +4500 shot. 


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