The Eagles pulled off trades and signed a few free agents after the new league year began on March 14 ... and it's shortened their Super Bowl odds.
The Eagles' odds to win Super Bowl LIII improved from 9/1 to 17/2 between Feb. 5 and March 22, according to Bovada. Despite beating them in Super Bowl LII less than two months ago, the Eagles still trail the Patriots, who stood pat at 5/1.
Here's the full top 10:
1. Patriots: 5/1
2. Eagles: 17/2
3. Vikings: 9/1
4. Steelers: 12/1
5. Packers: 14/1
5. Rams: 14/1
7. Saints: 18/1
8. Falcons: 20/1
9. Texans: 22/1
9. Jaguars: 22/1
9. Raiders: 22/1
As for the rest of the teams in the NFC East, the next closest to the Eagles are the Cowboys, but their inactivity this offseason gave them longer odds, going from 18/1 to 28/1. The Giants' odds stayed at 50/1, while the Redskins' odds went from 50/1 to 66/1.
And here's a fun prop bet: The over/under for Michael Bennett sacks in 2018 is set at 8. Last season, he had 8½ with the Seahawks. Now, he's playing on a dynamic defensive line but also figures to play less because of the Eagles' rotation.
Carson Wentz's injury is obviously a blow to the Eagles, but the oddsmakers out in Vegas still like them ... just not as much as the Vikings.
The Birds, who began last week as 6/1 favorites in the NFC, now sit at 9/1 according to Bovada after the bittersweet division-clinching win over the Rams in L.A. on Sunday that cost Wentz his season with a torn left ACL.
While not a huge hit, the dip in odds still dropped the Eagles from the favorites perch in the NFC. Now Minnesota is the conference favorite at 8/1. The Vikings, who lost to Carolina on Sunday, were 17/2 at the beginning of last week.
So, if we read into the odds, the Wentz injury, according to oddsmakers, helps the Vikings more than it hurts the Eagles. Super Bowl 52, of course, will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of the Vikings.
The Rams (12/1 to 16/1) and Saints (10/1 to 14/1) also saw drops this week after losses. The Packers saw the biggest jump in the NFC, going from 33-1 to 18-1 after an OT win and Cleveland and with Aaron Rodgers return on the horizon.
Meanwhile, at Pregame.com, the Eagles' Super Bowl odds are 12/1.
Heading into next week's game at the Giants, the Eagles sit as the top seed in the NFC with the Vikings, Rams and Saints following in order.
After a 51-23 drubbing of the Denver Broncos, the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds are the best of the season after nine games.
In Bovada’s latest odds, which were released on Tuesday, the Eagles now have a 4/1 chance to get to the Super Bowl. The odds were shortened from 6/1 last week.
The Eagles now have the best odds in the league, just ahead of the New England Patriots (9/2) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (15/2).
The Birds are still favored in the NFC with 2/1 odds, and are a strong favorite to win the NFC East at 1/20. The Cowboys’ odds gained to 8/1 while the Redskins stayed at 25/1.
Carson Wentz maintains his stranglehold on the MVP race now with 1/1 odds after they were shortened from 21/10 last week. Tom Brady has the second-best odds at 21/10.
Wentz has thrown for 2,262 yards, which is the fourth-best in the NFL. His 23 passing touchdowns are the best in the NFL by four. Rookie Deshaun Watson is second with 19 passing touchdowns but is out for the season due to a torn ACL he sustained at practice last week.