Sportsbooks Still Like Bills; Steelers Odds Improve

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  • The Bills are not fading after loss to the Steelers
  • Buffalo still posting second best odds to win AFC
  • Josh Allen takes MVP dip despite good statistical day

The Pittsburgh Steelers used a smothering defense and a blocked punt to pull out of a 10-0 first-quarter deficit and defeat the Buffalo Bills, 23-16, in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday.

Real money NFL betting sites, though, weren’t through with the Bills on an afternoon where Josh Allen completed 30-of-51 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown after the Bills were held twice on downs and kicked two field goals in four second-half possessions.

The Buffalo Bills continue to post at (+1100) to win the Super Bowl 56, but the biggest gain in that area was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers forged into a tie with the Kansas City Chiefs as both are now posting a (+500) number to win the Lombardi Trophy, even after the Chiefs came from nine points down to defeat Cleveland, 33-29.

The Los Angeles Rams leaped to (+1200) with their thorough 34-14 beating of the Chicago Bears. The Ravens, 49ers, and Packers are all netting (+1400) odds.

The Bills are also spotted at (+1300) and tied with the Rams while Kansas City still maintains a small advantage over the Buccaneers as they post a (+500) and Tampa Bay sits at (+600) after their thrilling win over Dallas on Thursday,

The Steelers are maintaining their Super Bowl LVI long-shot status at (+3500).

Conference Call

Buffalo is still netting (+550) as the AFC Champion for the Super Bowl berth. Kansas City leads with a (+225) after quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns as the Chiefs came from nine points down to top the Browns, 33-29.

The Bills were at (+500) last week and Kansas City posted a (+250) as we see a minimal move for the two teams after yesterday’s games.

The rank and file in the AFC stayed mostly the same near the top as Baltimore (+600) and Cleveland (+800) are still third and fourth on AFC Championship list.

The Titans dropped to a (+1600) from (+1200) as they were leveled, 38-13, by the Arizona Cardinals in Nashville.

The LA Chargers flipped with the Titans from (+1600) to (+1200) as Justin Herbert completed 31-of-47 passes for 337 yards and threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams in the fourth quarter as the Bolts outlasted Washington, 20-16.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh picked up the ‘W’ and moved to (+2000) from last week’s (+2500), which was a number that coach Mike Tomlin’s crew had maintained through the preseason. Last year, Pittsburgh opened the season at (+1200) and while there were line changes that pushed the Steelers to (+250) late in the season, Pittsburgh still finished at (+1200).

Long Division

Buffalo (-120) is continuing as a solid favorite to win the AFC East and after the Dolphins clipped the Patriots, 17-16, Miami (+225) lengthened its position over New England (+380).

Last week:
The Fins were posting (+325) while the Pats sat at (+350). The New York Jets fell from (+2000) to (+3500) after rookie quarterback Zach Wilson threw two touchdown passes in the 19-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

The Dolphins and Patriots have been seen as tied at (+300) in some sportsbooks while there is as much division as Miami posting a (+200) and New England at (+350) in other areas.

Switch it over to the AFC North where the Ravens (+125) and the Browns (+165) are still the favorites as the Steelers sit on a (+350) after checking in at (+500) last week.

The Ravens still have to play this evening as the oddsmakers maintain that Baltimore is a 4-point favorite over the Raiders in Las Vegas on Monday Night Football.

Allen’s Early MVP Odds Drop With Loss

Bills quarterback Josh Allen did everything right on Sunday except drive the Bills into the end zone. Sure, you give the Steelers defense credit for making key plays at key times, but a quarterback with the acumen of Allen and playing at home

However, Allen was the sexy pick in the preseason to win NFL MVP honors as he joined Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady at (+1200) with Patrick Mahomes (+500) and Aaron Rodgers (+1000).

Allen slipped back to (+1400) after yesterday’s loss. The shift occurred behind Mahomes (+550) as Matt Stafford (+800) and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (+1000) joined the mix with Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Brady tying Wilson.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger had (+10000) odds to win the NFL MVP last week but moved up to (+8000).

Those NFC West quarterbacks were a handful for their opponents on Sunday as Stafford completed 20 of 26 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams’ 34-14 mastering of the Bears on Sunday Night Football.

Wilson completed 18 of 23 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns in Seattle’s 28-16 victory over the Colts. Murray also threw four touchdown passes with 289 yards as the Cardinals manhandled the Titans, 38-13, in Nashville.

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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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