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September 30, 2016

Carson Wentz among favorites to win MVP award; Eagles' Super Bowl odds jump

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Carson "Dink and Dunk" Wentz is among the NFL's favorites to win MVP.

With the Philadelphia Eagles sitting at 3-0 with an NFL-best +65 point differential, gambling websites have taken notice and have shortened the odds for the Birds to win the Super Bowl. According to Canadian-based, the Eagles are now the 10th-most likely team to win it all:

Team Odds Team Odds
Patriots +375 Raiders +4000
Packers +800 Falcons +4000
Steelers +900 Jets +6600
Seahawks +1000 Rams +6600
Broncos +1200 Redskins +7500
Vikings +1200 Bills +7500
Cardinals +1400 Chargers +10000
Panthers +1400 Lions +10000
Chiefs +2000 Buccaneers +10000
Eagles +2200 Dolphins +20000
Ravens +2500 Saints +20000
Cowboys +2500 Jaguars +20000
Bengals +2500 49ers +25000
Giants +3300 Titans +25000
Texans +3300 Bears +50000
Colts +3300 Browns +100000

In the NFC, there are five teams with shorter odds than the Eagles (and one team with the same odds) to get to the Super Bowl:

Team Odds Team Odds
Packers +400 Falcons +2000
Cardinals +500 Rams +3300
Seahawks +500 Redskins +3300
Panthers +600 Lions +5000
Vikings +650 Buccaneers +5000
Eagles +1200 Saints +10000
Cowboys +1200 49ers +12500
Giants +1400 Bears +20000

As for the NFC East, the Eagles narrowly have shorter odds than the Giants and Cowboys, with the Redskins trailing far behind:

Team Odds
Eagles +200
Giants +220
Cowboys +220
Redskins +600

As for individual player odds, rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is now listed among the MVP candidates. In fact, there are only 12 players with shorter MVP odds (including 8 QBs), and he has the same odds as Saints quarterback great Drew Brees. 

Player Team Odds
Aaron Rodgers Packers +450
Ben Roethlisberger Steelers +600
Cam Newton Panthers +600
Russell Wilson Seahawks +1000
Andrew Luck Colts +1200
Tom Brady Patriots +1600
Von Miller Broncos +1600
Antonio Brown Steelers +2000
A.J. Green Bengals +2000
Matt Ryan Falcons +2000
David Johnson Cardinals +2500
Sam Bradford Vikings +2500
Drew Brees Saints +3300
Eli Manning Giants +3300
Carson Wentz Eagles +3300
Andy Dalton Bengals +5000
Carson Palmer Cardinals +5000
Jameis Winston Buccaneers +5000
Trevor Siemian Broncos +5000
Derek Carr Raiders +5000
Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys +5000
Matthew Stafford Lions +5000
Philip Rivers Chargers +5000
LeVeon Bell Steelers +5000
Brock Osweiler Texans +10000
Alex Smith Chiefs +10000
Julio Jones Falcons +10000
Joe Flacco Ravens +10000

And finally, obviously Wentz is the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, although somehow Bovada has him tied with Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott:

Player Team Odds
Carson Wentz Eagles +175
Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys +175
Dak Prescott Cowboys +500
Sterling Sheppard Giants +700
Will Fuller Texans +1000
Derrick Henry Titans +2000

Yesterday, Wentz was named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for September, and Fletcher Cox was named NFC Defensive player of the Month. Anyone see all this coming?

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