OAKLAND, CA (The Spread) - Of all 32 teams in the NFL, only one franchise's 2014 Super Bowl odds changed in the past week.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raiders' 2014 Super Bowl odds went from 150/1 to 200/1 and their AFC title odds went from 66/1 to 75/1. Along with the Jaguars, who are also 200/1, the Raiders now have the worst Super Bowl odds in the NFL.
It's unclear why the Raiders' odds would drop this past week. Linebacker Kaluka Maiava was charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal property damage in Maui, Hawaii on July 10, but his situation would hardly garner interest for oddsmakers.
One prevailing thought is that Oakland's quarterback situation will be even worse than initially thought. After breaking down Matt Flynn's game tape recently, ESPN's Ron Jaworski came away discouraged by the quarterback's arm strength and believes that the Raiders will have to "manipulate" Flynn with "pass concepts and playcalling. Jaws rated Flynn No. 32 in his 2013 Quarterback Countdown.
Again though, it's not as if Jaworski's assessment would have impacted the Raiders' Super Bowl odds. And it's been known for a while that Oakland has perhaps the least amount of talent as any team in the NFL.
We'll keep an eye on the Raiders' odds to see if they adjust.