The No. 1 team in last week's power rankings lost a close game on the road on Monday night, but by and large Week 6 was a week of dominant performances for betting favorites. With that being the case, have the Buffalo Bills fallen out of the top spot heading into Week 7?
Short answer: no. But one team has risen three spots up to No. 2 after an impressive win, while last year's Super Bowl teams don't even crack the top three in this week's power rankings.
Updated NFL futures odds from Caesars Sportsbook make Buffalo Bills co-favorites to win the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +550 each. The Kansas City Chiefs remain at +750, with the Los Angeles Rams next at +850. The Baltimore Ravens move into sole place for fifth-shortest odds at +1000, with the Green Bay Packers and undefeated Arizona Cardinals at +1100. The Dallas Cowboys are the only other team below 20-to-1 odds to win the Super Bowl at +1300.
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