SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers with a score of 24 to 10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Neither of last year's Super Bowl teams are top contenders this year

Think Cam Newton is fired up?

According to Bovada, per Pats Pulpit, the New England Patriots have the best odds at winning this year's Super Bowl, despite missing Tom Brady for the first four games of the season at 6/1.

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The favorites out of the NFC are the Green Bay Packers (17/2) and Seattle Seahawks (9/1).

That means the two teams in last year's Super Bowl (Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos) aren't favored to get out of their conferences.

With Mark Sanchez their likely quarterback, the Broncos aren't even in the top five favorites. The Panthers, however, are tied with the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers at 12/1 behind the Patriots, Packers and Seahawks.

If there was any more incentive for Cam Newton to get back to the Super Bowl, this is it. It's easy to see the case for the Packers and Seahawks though.

With an in shape Eddie Lacy and a returning Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers should return to form. As for the Seahawks, not much needs to change in Seattle. Thomas Rawls appears ready to take over, while Russell Wilson started hitting his stride with Doug Baldwin late.

If anything, there's a clear opening for a new champ this season.