- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

Carolina and New England are the early favorites at Nevada sportsbooks to win the 2017 Super Bowl, followed by the Seahawks, Packers and Steelers.

The Panthers were listed Monday at 7-1 and the Patriots 8-1 at the William Hill Race & Sports Book, while Pregame.com set the line for New England at 9-1 and Carolina 10-1.

The Denver Broncos, who upset 5.5-point favorite Carolina 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, are listed at 15-1 at William Hill and 18-1 at Pregame.com.

“That’s about right,” said Jay Kornegay, the odds maker at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, where he has Denver’s odds of repeating at 14-1.

“It’s very difficult to go back-to-back,” Kornegay said about the team Peyton Manning led to the title but who is considering retiring before next season. “They’ll be playing with a new quarterback and they still have some other offensive questions they have to address.”

His book has New England, Seattle and Pittsburgh listed as co-favorites at 8-1, followed by the Panthers, Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals all at 10-1.

“At some point late in the season a lot of folks thought the Steelers were the best team in the NFL, but a couple of injuries changed things,” Kornegay said.

Pregame.com has Seattle at 11-1, Green Bay and Pittsburgh at 12-1, and Arizona, Cincinnati and Indianapolis all 15-1.

William Hill lists the Seahawks, Packers, Steelers and Cardinals at 10-1, followed by the Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs at 15-1 along with the Broncos.

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