LAS VEGAS - The New England Patriots' record-setting pace includes the betting odds, too.
The undefeated Patriots were made 27-point favorites over the New York Jets in the opening line for Sunday's game in Foxborough, Mass.
The line dropped to 24 yesterday, which would match San Francisco's record opening-line point spread over Cincinnati Dec. 5, 1993, according to Keith Glantz, coauthor of the Glantz-Culver betting line. The 49ers won that game, 21-8.
New England was a 22-point opening-line pick over the Eagles. The point spread grew to 24 by game day Nov. 25, but the Patriots struggled to beat the visiting Eagles, 31-28.
New England is 13-0 after routing Pittsburgh on Sunday, while the Jets are 3-10.
"When the Patriots are not playing the elite, they tend to run up the score," Glantz said. "The opponent just can't seem to stop them."