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Las Vegas oddsmakers: Patriots have a 40% chance of reaching the Super Bowl

Also, where Tom Brady ranks in the MVP rankings.

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After a rough start to the season, the New England Patriots have started to separate themselves from the rest of the AFC in their odds to win Super Bowl LII. After winning three straight with strong defensive performances, the Patriots have 13/4 (23.5%) odds of winning the championship, up from 4/1 (20%) last week.

The Philadelphia Eagles (7/1) leapfrogged the Pittsburgh Steelers (15/2) and Kansas City Chiefs (10/1) in the rankings, with the Seattle Seahawks (10/1) rounding out the top five.

While the NFC is led by the Eagles and a whole bunch of other potential contenders, the AFC remains a contest among the Patriots, Steelers, and Chiefs. The Patriots have 3/2 (40.0%) odds of winning the AFC, while the Steelers have 15/4 (21.1%) odds and the Chiefs have 9/2 (18.2%) odds. The Jacksonville Jaguars come in fourth with 16/1 (5.9%) odds, a far drop from the top three.

Tom Brady increased his odds of winning MVP, partially because his chief rival- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers- was placed on the injured reserve. While some might argue that Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz should be the MVP, Wentz ranks second with 5/2 odds, edging out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (5/1) and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (9/1).