Top two out as playoffs throw up surprises
William Hill were celebrating a fantastic NFL weekend as New England and Atlanta, the two favourites, were eliminated from the competition.
The Patriots were Hill's 7/4 favourites for the Super Bowl, while Atlanta were 11/2. The original favourites for the Super Bowl, Green Bay, have been reinstated as the 13/8 favourites, while Pittsburgh are 9/4.
"The top two seeds have been unceremoniously dumped out of the postseason and that has proved to be a real boon for bookies. We have won a large five figure sum from the results this weekend and that is in keeping with the unpredictability of the season as a whole," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill NFL Odds:
Super Bowl Outright: 13/8 Green Bay Packers; 9/4 Pittsburgh Steelers; 7/2 New York Jets; 4/1 Chicago Bears
NFC: 10/17 Green Bay Packers; 6/4 Chicago Bears
AFC: 8/5 New York Jets; 5/9 Pittsburgh Steelers