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Seahawks Continue to Lead Way in Super Bowl 50 Odds

As the 2015 NFL Draft fast approaches, and the NFL`s free agency and trade periods get into full swing, it is a good time to review the current Super Bowl 50 futures betting odds at the online sportsbooks.

The Seattle Seahawks continue to lead the way, pegged at 6/1 to claim their second Super Bowl title in three seasons. The Seahawks strengthened their bid for a return trip to the Super Bowl with their recent re-signing of RB Marshawn Lynch, who inked a two-year contract extension that will keep him in Seattle through the 2017 NFL season.

Marshawn Lynch, Beast Mode, Top 10Lynch is expected to once again be a Fantasy Football standout in 2015 after amassing 1673 total yards and 17 TDs this past season, well ahead of his 2014 projected stats.

The Seahawks are closely trailed by the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, who end the month of March deadlocked at 7/1.

The Packers have been relatively quiet on the contract front, but did re-sign WR Randall Cobb and QB Scott Tolzien earlier this month. The Pats had over a dozen players hit free agency this month, including CB Darrelle Revis and DT Vince Wilfork, who recently joined the Houston Texans, quelling rumors of his imminent retirement.

The Indianapolis Colts continue to climb the Super Bowl betting odds. The Colts end March at a solid 8/1 after starting their off-season at 14/1. Indy has been very active on the free agent market, adding WR Andre Johnson, DT Kendall Langford and LB Trent Cole, along with RB Frank Gore, who tallied 1106 rushing yards in 2014 for the San Francisco 49ers.

The Denver Broncos, who will welcome back QB Peyton Manning for at least one more season, are next at 12/1, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at 14/1, the Arizona Cardinals at 16/1, and the Philadelphia Eagles at 18/1.

The Pittsburgh Steelers remain in the Top 10 on the Super Bowl betting lines, with 20/1 odds, followed by the Baltimore Ravens, who sit alongside the New York Giants at 25/1.

Five teams are deadlocked at 33/1, most notably two that are heading in opposite directions.

The 49ers have seen their Super Bowl odds plummet, from 16/1 to 33/1, following the surprise announcements that linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland are retiring from the NFL.

The 31 year-old Willis has been plagued by injuries over the past two seasons, and suffered a toe injury in October that required surgery, and ultimately led to his decision to leave the game.

Conversely, it was concerns about head injuries that led Borland to make the decision to retire following a standout rookie campaign.

lesean-mccoy-2015-bills-01The Buffalo Bills meanwhile, have climbed to 33/1 in Super Bowl betting after opening the offseason at 50/1. The Bills have made headlines of late with their acquisition of RB LeSean McCoy from the Eagles, as well as the signings of WR Percy Harvin, QB Matt Cassel and controversial G Richie Incognito.

The Bills and Niners are joined at 33/1 by the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins, followed by the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams, each sporting 40/1 odds.

The Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Jets are even up at 50/1, followed by the Washington Redskins at 100/1, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 150/1, while the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans share longshot honors, with odds of 200/1.

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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...