Super Bowl XLVII is a few short weeks away, and there are 12 teams all dreaming about competing in the epic event.
For some of these franchises, there is a good chance they will be making the trip to New Orleans to compete in the Big Game and the linemakers in Las Vegas and offshore locales have adjusted odds to reflect this.
In other instances, it will take a miracle for some of the Wild Card teams to claw their way through the bracket and hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of it all.
Let’s take a look at each playoff team’s chances of winning the Super Bowl on February 3.
*Super Bowl odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.
Denver Broncos: 2.75/1
This fan-favorite team hasn’t conquered any truly elite opponents during its 11-game winning streak, but they locked up home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs and are the favorites to win it all.
Peyton Manning is always a threat, especially in the postseason, so don’t sleep on this team making a run—but the odds aren’t that valuable.
New England Patriots: 3.75/1
The Pats are coming with great odds to win their first Super Bowl since 2004, despite getting back to the championship and losing twice since then.
However, with the New York Giants out of the picture, we like New England against any NFC team out there—the problem for the Patriots is just getting through the stacked AFC.
San Francisco 49ers: 6/1
It wasn’t a pretty ending for San Francisco, but the team earned fortunately earned a bye and gets to sit out Wild Card Weekend in order to prep for their next opponent.
It’ll be tough for a young QB like Colin Kaepernick to win it all in his first season as a starter—but New England’s Tom Brady and others have done it before.
Atlanta Falcons: 7/1
The Dirty Birds are the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, and have a crucial home advantage, but the jury is still out on this team.
Take that into account before taking Atlanta at 7-1.
Green Bay Packers: 8/1
While the Pack have to rematch a team they lost to in Week 17, the Vikings, we actually don’t think Green Bay is a bad value here.
If they can get past their NFC North rival, the Packers have proved to be a contender in nearly every game they have been involved in.
The public also loves this team, which is why their odds of winning the Super Bowl are so great.
Seattle Seahawks: 11/1
The ‘Hawks late-season surge put them in the list of favorites, but we’re not sold on a Wild Card team that plays it’s best football at home making it very far.
In fact, we’d wager that the Redskins take care of business against a Seattle squad that just isn’t that great away from CenturyLink Field (although they are much better on the road than they were at the beginning of the season).
Houston Texans: 15/1
Houston went from a surefire No. 1 seed in the AFC to the No. 3 following a slide that included losses in three of its last four games.
Nothing is going right for the franchise, and there is a good probability that the Texans get bounced by the Bengals during Wild Card Weekend.
Washington Redskins: 18/1
Hardly anyone expected the ‘Skins to even be in the postseason, but they have won the NFC East and get to host a playoff game this weekend.
It’ll nice to see Robert Griffin III compete and perhaps even win against the Seahawks, but Washington isn’t going further than the divisional round.
Baltimore Ravens: 22/1
Here’s another Maryland-based No. 4 seed, this one representing the AFC North.
Again, we don’t think the Ravens are much more than pretenders, especially after a putrid finish to the season that saw them back into the playoffs and barely win the weak division.
Minnesota Vikings: 40/1
The Vikings are a great story and Adrian Peterson’s record chase was absolutely epic to observe, but the good times will end just a few hours after the playoffs start.
Even if Minnesota manages to steal a game at Lambeau Field, we can’t see them going past the 49ers or Falcons.
Indianapolis Colts: 45/1
Speaking of epic tales, how about these Colts?
After losing coach Chuck Pagano for a number of weeks to a battle with cancer, he made his triumphant return and helped the team knock the AFC South rival Texans from their perch in the season finale.
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This team has all the momentum in the world, and may sneak a win in against the Ravens due to it. We don’t think it will go much further than that though.
Cincinnati Bengals: 45/1
For some reason, the Bengals have some of the longest odds to win the Super Bowl of any team. They have a dominant receiver, a capable QB and a powerful pass rush. They sound a lot like the last two Giants championship squads, so don’t sleep on this dark horse.