Pats Joint-favs for Super Bowl

  • Last Updated: November 20 2012, 8:31 GMT

New England Patriots are now 5/1 joint-favourites for the Super Bowl alongside Houston Texans.

New England are now joint-favourites for the Super Bowl
New England are now joint-favourites for the Super Bowl

The move comes after the Pats crushed Indianapolis Colts 59-24 at Foxboro, although victory was marred by the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski to a suspected broken forearm.

Still, BetVictor and Ladbrokes cut New England to 5/1 from 6/1 and most other firms followed suit, which means they share top billing with the Texans who can also be backed at 5/1 after their OT victory over Jacksonville Jaguars.

Denver Broncos pulled clear at the top of the AFC West with a 30-23 victory over division rivals San Diego Chargers at Mile High.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning recovered from an early interception that was returned all the way by Eric Weddle to throw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and his side are now 6/1 with Ladbrokes and Boylesports.

The Green Bay Packers stretched their unbeaten run to five games with a 24-20 triumph over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field and they're 7/1, the same price Ladbrokes quote about San Francisco 49ers after they beat Chicago Bears on Monday night.

Atlanta Falcons were generally left at 9/1 after a sloppy victory over the Arizona Cardinals but Baltimore Ravens were trimmed in places having tightened their grip the AFC North with a 13-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, although 14/1 remains on offer with sportingbet and Boylesports.