There has been some realignment at the top of Super Bowl odds, but perhaps because no other team has emerged as dominant, the struggling New England Patriots remain the favourite at 4-1 — and by a significant margin. Next up is the Green Bay Packers at 8-1, followed by the K.C. Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers at 9-1 and the reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons at 10-1 ... What does having a fierce pass rush get you? If you are the Houston Texans, some respect. The Texans are narrow one-point home dogs this week facing the only remaining undefeated team through four weeks, the Chiefs. Much of that, of course, is based on a 57-14 shellacking of the Titans last week … Not only have the Chiefs won all four games on the scoreboard, they are also 4-0 vs. the spread ... With the uncertainty around the status of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on Thursday, the line was all over the place. If you selected the Patriots at the wrong time (as we did with our public picks) you were stuck with taking 5½ points. With Gronk out, the line went as low as 3½. The Patriots won by five ... Is this the week the Buffalo Bills come back to reality both straight up and against the spread? The Bills are three-point road dogs against a Bengals team that is ordinary at best. Full credit to that Buffalo defence, but don’t forget that offensive line is banged up ... This stat from pregame.com: Since 1989, teams with an 0-4 record or worse hit at almost 57% vs. the spread. So beware the Browns, Chargers, Giants and 49ers, I guess. Then again, the Chargers are playing the Giants, so what to do with that one ... Looks like one bad loss — it was to the Jets, after all — is enough for whatever people were on the Jaguars bandwagon to jump off. The Jags are a full touchdown road underdog against the Steelers ... Over in baseball, the Cubs were the first underdog to cash in the post-season, with favourites having a 7-1 mark through Friday’s action.