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"All aboard the Wentz Wagon!"

September 21, 2016

Vegas oddsmakers really like what they've seen from Carson Wentz and Eagles

Who is the latest to hop on the Wentz Wagon? That would be Las Vegas oddsmakers, the same ones who were down on the Birds following the trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Vikings and propelled Carson Wentz into the starting role.

According to the Westgate Superbook, the Eagles (30-1) now have the 17th-best odds to win Super Bowl LI, tying them with the Jets. When they released their preseason odds the week between the Bradford trade and the start of the season, the Birds had the third-worst odds at 100-1.

They've also passed the Redskins -- they fell from 25-1 to 80-1, thanks to a rough start for Kirk Cousins -- and now have the third-best odds in the NFC East, behind the Giants (16-1) and the Cowboys (20-1)

The bad news for the Eagles, however, is when you look at who else is waiting for them down the road. Ten of their 14 remaining games are against teams that Vegas currently thinks is better, including three of the top five and five of the top 10 (based on current odds). 

Their first two games, on the other hand? Arguably against the two worst teams they'll see all season. But even those wins, likely in large part to how the rookie QB performed in them, were enough for oddsmakers to improve their outlook by the largest margin of any team. And it wasn't even close.

Here's a look at the current Super Bowl odds for the entire NFL, with the teams that the Eagles play this season in bold. 

 TEAM OPENING WEEK 1 CURRENT
1.Patriots 8-1 6-1 5-1
2.Packers 10-1 8-1 7-1
--Cardinals 10-1 8-1 7-1
--Steelers 8-1 10-1 7-1
5.Seahawks 8-1 8-1 10-1
6.Panthers 12-1 12-1 12-1
7.Texans 40-1 16-1 14-1
8.Giants 40-1 18-1 16-1
--Vikings* 20-1 20-1 16-1
10.Broncos 20-1 25-1 18-1
11.Cowboys 14-1 25-1 20-1
12.Bengals 12-1 20-1 25-1
--Ravens 30-1 30-1 25-1
14.Raiders 50-1 20-1 30-1
--Chiefs 20-1 20-1 30-1
--Chargers 50-1 50-1 30-1
17.EAGLES 40-1 100-1 40-1
--Jets30-150-140-1
19.Colts 20-1 20-1 60-1
20.Redskins 40-1 25-1 80-1
--Lions 40-1 60-1 80-1
--Bucs 50-1 80-1 80-1
--Titans 50-1 80-1 80-1
--Falcons 40-1 80-1 80-1
25.Saints 40-1 80-1 100-1
--Jaguars 50-1 50-1 100-1
--Bills 30-1 60-1 100-1
--Dolphins 50-1 80-1 100-1
--Rams 50-1 100-1 100-1
30.Bears 40-1 80-1 150-1
31.49ers 60-1 200-1 200-1
32.Browns 200-1 200-1 1000-1
*Keep in mind these odds were released before the extent of Adrian Peterson's injury was known.

Other books have the Eagles even higher. Bovada, for example, has them tied with, among others, the Cowboys for 11th at 33-1. VegasInsider.com has them tied for 13th overall at 35-1.


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