I already had a good chunk down from the preseason but the odds are actually higher now (+900) so I'm in for more. Vegas odds are almost surely lower but if you have an offshore account I think there is some value here though I have an obvious bias. If Pats come out with a light injury report tomorrow look for those odds to drop so I recommend getting it in today. Also +610 to win the AFC which also is appealing. Giving 8 points to Jacksonville this Saturday. Over/under total is only 37

The odds of winning 4 50-50 games (I assume we'd be favored this week and in the SB but underdogs in the other two unless we get to host Pittsburgh) is 16-1 so while I'm as confident as the next guy, those aren't odds I'd be putting my money on.

This really means nothing. I find it helpful to keep in mind that the odds aren't truly designed to reflect who has the best chance to win any given game or series They are used to help the "House" ensure that an equal number of people bet on all possible outcomes - its slightly more complicated when considering the odds off all 12 teams in the playoffs, but easilly illustrated on a game by game basis For example the Jags are 8 point underdogs right now That number is specifically crafted to ensure that equal numbers of people bet on the Patriots and Jaguars If equal numbers bet on both teams, the "House" always wins. If too many people bet on one side, the House might lose... and the House doesn't like to lose. That's why you see the odds change over time - it doesn't reflect a reassessment of who stands a better shot at winning - it only reflects where people are placing their betting dollar.

Pats 6:1 Favorites Tuesday's Boston Globe had the Vegas SB odds: 1. Indy (even); 2. Seattle (4:1); T3 Denver and New England (both 6:1).

When I last checked, the NFL had no say in what was illegal in the UK or not ... Here's a list of bookmakers' odds: http://www.oddschecker.com/betting/mode/o/card/americanfootball-nfl/odds/749616x/sid/558806/mbid/5802750 As you'll see, only Betfair gives you 9s for the Pats for the Superbowl. Personally, I don't think even that is generous.

Sometime mid-season, after maybe the KC loss even dunno, can't remember when, but I saw odds at 22-1 for the Pats and would have jumped all over it. They were basically a lock to make the playoffs at that point with the toughest part of their sked over with.