A day ago, the Vikings were 25/1 to win the 2011 Super Bowl. But after acquiring Randy Moss from the Patriots in exchange for a third round pick, Minnesota’s odds have significantly improved.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com now have the Vikings listed at 17/1 to win the Super Bowl. Again, this comes one day after they were 25/1 at most online books.
The change in odds comes after the Vikings scooped up a familiar face in Moss, who wanted a contract extension in New England and wasn’t getting one. He has also only been targeted four times in the past two games and was held without a catch in Monday’s loss to the Dolphins.
He now pairs up with Brett Favre, who has struggled mightily without a No. 1 receiver in Minnesota. Sidney Rice has been out with a hip injury and there’s a chance he may not return this season. Moss is a perfect fit for the Vikings and Favre, who no doubt will chuck the ball up to his new receiver early and often.
The first time we’ll get to see these two play together is Monday night in New York when the Vikings take on the Jets. Oddsmakers made the Jets a 4.5-point opening favorite, but those odds may change now that Moss is back in purple and white.