Chargers loss just tilted the Super Bowl scale toward Eagles in a big way

Eagles Super Bowl odds (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Eagles Super Bowl odds (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

The Eagles Super Bowl odds distanced from the Los Angeles Chargers to the Philadelphia Eagles after LA took a loss to the Chiefs.

It’s still super early in the NFL season, but the fun of the early weeks is the craziness that comes along with predictions, takes, and even odds since the expectations and outcomes haven’t quite converged on any sort of a reasonably predictable place yet.

With such a big Thursday Night Football game to kick off Week 2 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers, you had to expect that there would be some significant takes and changes to the public opinion discourse coming out of the game, regardless of what way the game outcome landed.

One of the changes came to Super Bowl odds, and Philadelphia Eagles fans are going to love the way things moved.

Eagles Super Bowl odds take a huge jump after Chargers loss, fans notice

Going into the game, the Eagles had pretty enticing odds to win the Super Bowl. One fan posted a screenshot on Reddit of the odds from FanDuel, and the Eagles were tied with the Chargers going into Thursday’s game at +1300.

Here’s how the rest of the odds for the Super Bowl shook out before the game:

  1. Bills +500
  2. Chiefs +750
  3. Buccaneers +750
  4. Eagles +1300
  5. Chargers +1300
  6. Rams +1400
  7. Packers +1400
  8. Ravens +1600
  9. Vikings +2200
  10. 49ers +2200

Well, with a loss on Thursday and the possibility that Justin Herbert has a rib injury, the Chargers slipped to +1600, giving the Eagles the sole fourth-best odds from FD to win the Super Bowl.

Here’s how the odds from FD looked on Friday morning:

  1. Bills +500
  2. Chiefs +700
  3. Buccaneers +750
  4. Eagles +1300
  5. Rams +1400
  6. Packers +1400
  7. Chargers +1600

Oof. If you’re a Chargers fan and you actually take any stock in what oddsmakers have to say, Thursday’s loss (and Herbert’s injury) is a huge hit to the big-game likelihood. Falling from 5th and below a team who severely struggled in Week 1 like the Packers is tough to swallow.

On the Eagles side, if you’re a fan there you have to love this. Even after just skimming by the Lions in Week 1, your team is getting recognized for the prowess they possess. Jalen Hurts had a rough completion percentage in Week 1 but had the best accuracy of passes beyond the sticks in all the NFL. He also had a few really challenging completions converted, a credit to both him and his receivers.

The odds represent a fairly week NFC. We’re still holding out hope for the Packers to progress to the mean, but no team except for the Buccaneers looked particularly threatening in the conference in Week 1.

Depending on the outcome of other games in Week 2, this will certainly change, again but it’s looking great for Eagles fans right now.

The Eagles don’t play until Monday night this week against the Vikings, a game sure to shake up these odds even further one way or another.

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