Assessing the Title Odds of Every Remaining 2012 NFL Playoff Team
In just a few short days, the divisional round of the 2012 NFL playoffs will be here.
As we begin to inch closer and closer to this year's Super Bowl, it's time to take a more in-depth look at each playoff team's title odds at this point.
Here are the updated title odds of every NFL playoff team as we speak.
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Other than the Denver Broncos, the Houston Texans have to be the feel good story of the NFL playoffs this year.
They lost their starting and backup QBs for the season, but were able to get some help from rookie signal-caller T.J. Yates, as he guided them to their first-ever playoff birth.
Unfortunately for the Texans, Super Bowls are won these days with elite quarterbacks, and Yates isn't at that level yet in just his first season in the league.
Betting Odds: 50/1
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Denver is still riding high after a big overtime win against the Steelers in the opening round of the playoffs last weekend.
However, they will meet a much stiffer test this Saturday when they head to New England to take on a very good Patriots team.
The Broncos are one of the biggest long-shots in the current playoff field to take home the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Betting Odds: 45/1
San Francisco 49ers
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With the Steelers now out of the picture, the 49ers possess arguably the best defense out of any of the remaining teams that are still in the playoffs.
Lead by veterans Patrick Willis and Justin Smith, they have a chance to give opponents plenty of fits this postseason.
However, their lack of passing game will likely not get them as far as they would like to go in this year's postseason.
Betting Odds: 40/1
New York Giants
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Eli Manning and Co. have been on a tear of late.
Last weekend, they dismantled the Atlanta Falcons by the score of 24-2 in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.
However, they will have their work cut out for them this Sunday when they have to travel to Green Bay to take on the defending champs at Lambeau Field.
Betting Odds: 25/1
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Baltimore is one of the most experienced teams left in this field.
They are very physical on both sides of the ball and are very hungry for their first championship since 2000.
Their chances of winning this year's title weight squarely on the shoulders of starting QB Joe Flacco and how he performs this postseason.
Betting Odds: 15/1
New Orleans Saints
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With the regular season that the Saints enjoyed in 2011, it's hard to see why they wouldn't be strong Super Bowl contenders this year.
They won they NFC South with a 13-3 record this season.
QB Drew Brees also broke the NFL single-season record for passing yards with 5,476 for the campaign.
There could be another Super Bowl title for "Who Dat" nation very soon.
Betting Odds: 12/1
New England Patriots
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The Pats are one of those teams that no one wants to face at this point of the season.
They have won three Super Bowl titles in the last 15 years and have one of the best QB of all-time in Tom Brady still leading their offense.
I expect them to make another strong run for a title this year, even though their defense is been very banged up all season.
Betting Odds: 10/1
Green Bay Packers
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The defending Super Bowl champs are still the team to beat in the playoffs this season.
They went 15-1 during the regular season and have arguably the best QB in the league in Aaron Rodgers.
Right now, it's hard to bet against Green Bay from taking home another Super Bowl title next month.
Betting Odds: 7/2