• Last Updated: November 27 2012, 21:37 GMT

The San Francisco 49ers are now part of a three-way share of Super Bowl favouritism after the latest round of games.

Colin Kaepernick starred for San Francisco
Colin Kaepernick starred for San Francisco

Colin Kaepernick justified his inclusion as the second-year quarterback guided the 49ers to a 31-21 victory, completing 16 of 25 passes and connecting with Frank Gore for a touchdown.

As a result, San Francisco have been cut to a general 5/1, which puts them alongside the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots at the head of the betting.

Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score as New England thoroughly embarrassed the New York Jets with a 35-point second quarter in a 49-19 victory Thursday night, and only BetVictor now have the Pats as second favourites at 5/1.

At best prices, that means they share top spot in the market with both the 49ers and Houston Texans, the latter having also won on Thanksgiving although they needed overtime to beat the Detroit Lions.

The Denver Broncos are 6/1 fourth-best after Peyton Manning inspired them to a sixth straight NFL win, with the Kansas City Chiefs their latest victims.

The Atlanta Falcons are 8/1 following their 24-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but the Green Bay Packers have drifted to 10s having been thumped by 12/1 chances the New York Giants.