NFL: Bears punters look set to maul bookies!
The Chicago Bears managed to squeeze past the Green Bay Packers to remain unbeaten at 3-0 for the NFL season.
Bookmakers William Hill are so worried by their current form that the Bears odds of winning Super Bowl XLV have been slashed from 33/1 to 20/1. The team that they defeated are priced as the 7/1 joint favourites along with Indianapolis to scoop the biggest prize in sport. The two other undefeated teams have also had their odds cut with Pittsburgh going from 25/1 to 12/1 and Kansas 100/1 to 40/1.
Hills are also offering odds on which of the three unbeaten teams will remain undefeated for the longest period of time. Pittsburgh are the 4/6 favourites, while Chicago are 5/4 and the Chiefs are 12/1.
For one of the currently unbeaten teams to go the whole season unbeaten and win the Super Bowl is priced at 200/1 with Hills.
"An unbeaten start to the season is usually a good indication as to who will be around post-season. Both of last year's Super Bowl finalists were unbeaten at this stage last year," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill NFL Odds:
Super Bowl XLV Outright: 7/1 Green Bay Packers; 7/1 Indianapolis Colts; 8/1 New Orleans Saints; 11/1 Baltimore Ravens; 12/1 Pittsburgh Steelers; 12/1 New York Jets; 14/1 New England Patriots; 14/1 San Diego Charger; 14/1 Dallas Cowboys; 16/1 Atlanta Falcons; 16/1 Houston Texans; 20/1 Philadelphia Eagles; 20/1 Chicago Bears; 25/1 Miami Dolphins; 28/1 Minnesota Vikings; 28/1 Cincinnati Bengals; 33/1 New York Giants; 33/1 Tennessee Titans; 40/1 Kansas City Chiefs; 50/1 San Francisco 49ers; 50/1 Seattle Seahawks; 50/1 Washington Redskins; 66/1 Arizona Cardinals; 80/1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 100/1 Carolina Panthers; 100/1 Denver Broncos; 100/1 Jacksonville Jaguars; 150/1 Oakland Raiders; 200/1 Cleveland Browns; 250/1 Buffalo Bills; 250/1 Detroit Lions; 250/1 St Louis Rams
Which Team Will Remain Undefeated For The Longest: 4/6 Pittsburgh; 5/4 Chicago; 12/1 Kansas City (is reflected in match record and not time period)
Team To Go Undefeated All Season (inc. Post season): 200/1