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2018 Super Bowl Odds Recap - Eagles Take Home the Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles capped off an impressive 2017 NFL season in entertaining style on Sunday night, posting a 41-33 victory over the favored New England Patriots to claim their first-ever Super Bowl championship.

Philadelphia’s success comes after opening the campaign amid tempered expectations, with the Eagles Super Bowl LII odds pegged at a distant +5000 prior to Week 1 following back-to-back 7-9 seasons.

The Eagles faithful pinned their hopes on young quarterback Carson Wentz, and the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft did not disappoint. With Wentz at the helm, the Eagles stormed out of the gate, equaling a franchise record with a 10-1 start.

The team’s early success resulted from solid play on both sides of the ball. The Eagles averaged an impressive 30.9 points per game and owned the NFC’s top defense as they came out of Thanksgiving Weekend with the NFL’s best record. That success was reflected on the Super Bowl odds, where Philadelphia climbed to a short +350, behind only the favored Patriots at +250.

A whopping 28 touchdown passes through 11 games vaulted Wentz to the top of the NFL MVP odds, moving him past Patriots pivot Tom Brady to a +100 favorite by late November. But the Eagles’ honeymoon proved to be short-lived.

Wentz was outdueled by Russell Wilson in a 24-10 loss in Seattle as 3.5-point favorites on December 3, and saw his season ended the following week by a knee injury in a 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams as narrow 1-point road chalk.

 

Eagles Odds Declined After Injury to QB Wentz

The loss of Wentz had an immediate and dramatic impact at the sportsbooks. With Nick Foles taking over under center, the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl 52 odds began a steady decline, dropping to +1000 after they failed to cover in late-season wins over the struggling New York Giants and Oakland Raiders.

Having clinched the top seed in the NFC for the first time since 2004, Philadelphia closed out the regular season on a losing note, dropping a 6-0 decision to the Dallas Cowboys in its first outing as a betting underdog since Week 6

Expectations remained low as the Eagles entered the postseason as a +1200 Super Bowl bet, with those odds slipping to +1400 ahead of their Divisional Round matchup with the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons.

With just one win in four previous meetings with the Falcons, Philadelphia entered the contest as a 2.5-point underdog. However, the Eagles defense stood tall in a 15-10 comeback victory, holding the Falcons to just 281 total yards, while Foles tossed for 246 yards in his first playoff start since 2013.

The Eagles again silenced the naysayers in their NFC Championship Game matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, romping to a 38-7 win as 3-point home underdogs, with Foles leading all passers on the weekend with 352 passing yards and three scoring passes.

It would take more than a rout of the Vikings for the Eagles to outpace New England on the Super Bowl 52 odds. Philadelphia opened as 6-point underdogs before the spread made a steady move to 4.5 points.

However, it would be Foles leading the Eagles to a victory on Super Sunday, earning the 29-year-old the nod as an unlikely Super Bowl MVP winner and paying out on +325 odds.

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