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2012 Super Bowl Odds

Wow, what a world. Just moments after the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers finished playing in Super Bowl XLV, oddsmakers in Las Vegas were ready to take action on who would hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2012. Let's take a look at the future odds.

Odds To Win Super Bowl XLVI
Team Odds
Green Bay Packers 7/1
New England Patriots 7/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 11/1
San Diego Chargers 12/1
Indianapolis Colts
New York Jets 14/1
New Orleans Saints 14/1
Atlanta Falcons 16/1
Dallas Cowboys 16/1
Philadelphia Eagles 16/1
Baltimore Ravens 16/1
New York Giants 18/1
Chicago Bears 25/1
Houston Texans 35/1
Kansas City Chiefs 35/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35/1
Detroit Lions
St. Louis Rams 40/1
San Francisco 49ers 40/1
Minnesota Vikings
Oakland Raiders
Miami Dolphins 50/1
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins
Denver Broncos 60/1
Cincinnati Bengals 60/1
Cleveland Browns 65/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 65/1
Arizona Cardinals 75/1
Seattle Seahawks
Buffalo Bills 100/1
Carolina Panthers 125/1

A couple quick thoughts:

  • Surprise, surprise, the Dallas Cowboys continue to get more respect than they come close to deserving. But that's just Vegas being smart, knowing that the betting public loves them some Cowboys.
  • The Packers may very well get back to the Super Bowl, but I'm sure they won't have their fair share of bumps along the way. Their odds will decrease at some point.
  • Is there a future bet on a Steelers/Packers rematch?
  • It might take Jim Harbaugh a year or two to get things going in San Francisco, but after hearing the new 49ers coach speak, I'm pretty convinced that he'll turn the once-proud franchise back into winners. The 49ers could be a good long shot value pick at 40/1.
  • The Steelers play two of the three favorites in the AFC: the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. Should be interesting matchups, with potential rematches in store come playoff time.
  • The Pats will always be a tough out so long as Tom Brady is playing, but I think they're still missing key ingredients to be considered that type of favorite. Pittsburgh, Baltimore and even San Diego should field more complete teams in the AFC next season.