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2012 Super Bowl odds

Posted on: February 7, 2011 10:24 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Well, the 2011 Super Bowl is over, and that means only one thing: time to get ready for 2012!

Okay, actually we've got a lot of housekeeping to do in between then, in terms of the combine, the Draft and this little labor situation, so perhaps that's getting a bit too far ahead of ourselves.

Still, if someone's willing to offer up 2012 Super Bowl odds (which Sportsbook.com is), then I'm willing to talk about them. The favorites:
New England -- 5:1
Green Bay -- 6:1
Pittsburgh -- 8:1
Baltimore -- 12:1
New York Jets -- 12:1
San Diego -- 12:1
Weird that Green Bay isn't favored? Um, yeah, it is. But New England was the top team in the regular season during 2010, they have a pile of draft picks and they'll likely bring everyone back.

Additionally, the Packers almost missed the playoffs, if you'll recall. (And not to rain on their parade, but can you imagine what their fans would be saying today if they hadn't made the postseason?)

The other weird thing: it's all AFC teams except Green Bay.

Oh yes, and the Chargers missed the playoffs last season. So there's that.

Don't forget that teams like the Pats and Jets are extremely popular with the public.

The next tier is interesting as well:
Atlanta -- 15:1
New York Giants -- 15:1
New Orleans -- 15:1
Philadelphia -- 15:1
Indianapolis -- 18:1
Dallas -- 18:1
Chicago -- 18:1
I can't remember the last time Peyton Manning wasn't in the top five for Super Bowl odds preseason, but I'd be willing to bet it's a long time ago.

Chicago's interesting because they're the only conference championship team that didn't get single-digit odds. Perhaps that says something about whether they can keep up their run from 2010.

Dallas, despite a terrible season, hops right back up into the top teams who are favorites. Again, the public likes Dallas, and they have tons of talent, so no one's going to get burnt by making them 30:1 or anything.

Philly's spot is a little low, I think, if only because of Michael Vick, and I might argue the same thing for a really good Atlanta team. But apparently the NFC is the second-best conference in 2011.

Just don't tell the Packers that right now.

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2012 Super Bowl odds

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:30 pm
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

Saints 12-1, typo from last post



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:29 pm
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

Not a saints fan but adding a big time RB is huge!! Great odds at 12-6



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 9:19 pm
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

Jerry Jones is slowly morphing into Al Davis



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:58 pm
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

This is what we really think of sports in general.  What are the lines for next year?  Huh, I thought we all had dreams of what our teams are going to do to get ready for next year.  Instead, we are writing about the odds of next year.  Are you kidding?  Come on, let us enjoy the Packers win and move to the collective bargaining agreement.  Betting is fine, but who, seriously, is betting on next year, one day after the Super Bowl



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 12:41 pm
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

The Jets were in the championship game against Pittsburgh, not New England.  That would make them double digit favorites that participated in the Championship game as well.  Not just the Bears.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 12:18 pm
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

Shocking the cowboys aren't the favorites to win the super bowl 



Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:58 am
 

2012 Super Bowl odds

Maybe you're looking at it from the wrong angle.  With so many good teams in the NFC it's harder to predict who will make the playoffs and the super bowl from that conference.


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