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After 3 weeks, Patriots still favorite to win Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady still MVP favorite

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The Patriots are still considered the class of the league.

Houston Texans v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Despite a close game with the Houston Texans, the New England Patriots stayed in front of the pack in this week’s Super Bowl LII odds courtesy of Bovada.

The Patriots have 7/2 odds to win the Super Bowl, improved from 4/1 odds last week. The Atlanta Falcons (15/2) and Green Bay Packers (17/2) are in second and third place, with the Pittsburgh Steelers (10/1) in fourth. There are four teams tied for fifth place with 12/1 odds: the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks.

Despite improving their odds of winning Super Bowl LII, the Patriots odds of winning the AFC did not change, remaining 7/4 for the second straight week. The Steelers (9/2) and Raiders (11/2) dropped a bit, while the Chiefs (11/2) continue to climb as one of the two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL.

The Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans are tied for fifth with 12/1 odds and the Baltimore Ravens (16/1) are the only other team really given a chance three weeks into the year.

The Patriots have also improved their odds of winning the AFC East with 1/20 odds, despite the fact that they’re technically trailing the Buffalo Bills in the division. The Bills have 12/1 odds, tied with the Miami Dolphins. The New York Jets have improved their odds from 500/1 to 100/1.

As for the league’s Most Valuable Player award, Tom Brady remains at the top of the list in a three-way tie. He improved his odds from 5/1 to 4/1, as did Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Falcons QB Matt Ryan improved his odds from 10/1 to 4/1 to reach the top, while Lions QB Matthew Stafford dropped from 5/1 to 10/1.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski saw his MVP odds drop from 66/1 to 100/1.