The NFL is venturing into virgin territory. Never has a season seen four teams with 7-0 records.
The league that prides itself on parity has unprecedented excellence at the top. What will that mean come playoff time?
Well, a lot can happen between now and Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7, but if you’re a fan of one of those four teams, I’d save the date.
History tells us:
1. In the Super Bowl era, 32 teams have started the season 7-0 and all of them had made the playoffs.
2. Fifteen of the 7-0 teams have gone on to win Conference Championships
3. Nine have won the Super Bowl.
According to Bovada, the Patriots are the favorite to win the Super Bowl at +260. Oddly, the Packers, who fell from the unbeaten ranks this weekend are the second-favorite at +450.
Here are the odds for the other 7-0 teams: Broncos +800, Panthers +900 and Bengals are +1400.