Updated Odds for Every Team to Win the 2012 Super Bowl

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterSeptember 16, 2011

Updated Odds for Every Team to Win the 2012 Super Bowl

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    Miss out on putting a dollar or two on the Super Bowl before Week 1? Don't fret, there's still time to place your bet on who will win the Super Bowl. The trick is knowing which team to bet on.

    Quick reactions are sure to be made after Week 1 results, but who will come out on top after the season ends?

    We update you on our Week 2 Super Bowl odds. Get ready to place your bets.

32. Seattle Seahawks

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    Super Bowl Odds: 400 to 1

    The Seattle Seahawks not only looked bad last week against the San Francisco 49ers in their opener, they don't look like there is room for much improvement.

    Las Vegas has the Seahawks at the longest odds to win the Super Bowl, and we agree.

    Seattle lacks the firepower at quarterback and running back to make a run down the stretch. There are also major concerns with a young offensive line that has yet to gel. Seattle has some talent on defense that you could fall in love with, but the offense will keep them from gaining the respect of bettors.

31. Cincinnati Bengals

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    Super Bowl Odds: 350 to 1

    Cincinnati may have pulled out a win in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, but that doesn't mean we're ready to put any money behind them.

    The Bengals have four games remaining against Top 10 teams (Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens), as well as a tough run through the AFC South.

    Cincinnati has one win on record; they may not get many more with a rookie at quarterback and a defense that hasn't proven ready to stop above average offenses.

30. Indianapolis Colts

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    Money Line: 300 to 1

    An Indianapolis Colts team without Peyton Manning will see the playoffs the same day Rex Ryan sees his toes without bending over.

    The Colts were painfully bad without Manning in their Week 1 slaughter by the Houston Texans. Expect more of the same until Manning returns.

29. Minnesota Vikings

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    Super Bowl Odds: 300 to 1

    If the Minnesota VIkings can't find more than 39 yards passing per game, this season will be a long one.

    It's painful to watch this team waste the talent of Adrian Peterson and a very good front four on defense, but it's happening. Peterson will continue to carry the load against nine and 10 man fronts all season long.

    Minnesota should get better, but it may not happen until late in the season.

28. Tennessee Titans

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    Super Bowl Odds: 300 to 1

    Chris Johnson may be in camp, but the Tennessee Titans look like one of the worst teams in the league. Tennessee is a massive underdog in Vegas, but don't get any ideas about picking them up as an underdog.

    The Titans defense is alarmingly young, a bad problem to have when you go against the Houston Texans twice a year.

    The Titans might not be far from contending again, but don't put any money on them this year.

27. Denver Broncos

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    Super Bowl Odds: 300 to 1

    If you watched Denver struggle against the Oakland Raiders on Monday night you saw a team who could neither establish the run nor stop the run. Those are big problems for a team in the AFC West.

    Denver has huge holes on both sides of the ball. Expecting them to win more than five games is a stretch. The best hope for this team is that the defense comes together quickly, and that Kyle Orton can get past the underthrown balls that plagued him in Week 1.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Super Bowl Odds: 275 to 1

    Did anyone else expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to win in Week 1? Thankfully, I didn't have money on the game, because they did beat the Tennessee Titans in an upset.

    What Jacksonville was able to do against Tennessee won't happen many times this season. Once teams get a read on Jacksonville and figure out that Luke McCown can't beat them, defenses will start loading up against the run.

    Jacksonville could finish second in their division, but don't put any money on them to make the playoffs.

25. Carolina Panthers

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    Super Bowl Odds: 250 to 1

    The Carolina Panthers looked good in their Week 1 loss against the Arizona Cardinals, but good enough to entice the boys in Sin City?

    Carolina still faces six games against potential playoff teams within their own division. Outside of that they'll have key games against Washington, Detroit and Houston.

    There's a reason Vegas isn't sold on the Panthers. That reason is their remaining schedule.

24. Kansas City Chiefs

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    Super Bowl Odds: 200 to 1

    Sweet lord, the Kansas City Chiefs looked horrible at home against the Buffalo Bills. Will it last?

    That's the question that every bettor in the United States would like to know. So would I. The Chiefs won 10 games last year and earned an AFC West title. There's talent on this roster to win as many games this year, but the schedule is tougher and there is a target on the backs of the Chief jerseys.

    Depending on how good Kansas City looks against Detroit this weekend, they could be an interesting bet.

23. Cleveland Browns

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    Super Bowl Odds: 200 to 1

    Cleveland may have lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, but they are the more talented team. And they are a better bet too.

    The Browns remaining schedule is tough, with four games against the Steelers and Ravens left on the docket. The Browns might not be able to overcome those four games, but they are good enough to win seven to eight games down the stretch.

    If you can put a bet on Cleveland to win eight or more games, I'd take it.

22. Miami Dolphins

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    Super Bowl Odds: 200 to 1

    There was a lot to like when watching the Miami Dolphins this week, and you'll see their odds continue to improve if they can keep it up.

    The pressure falls on quarterback Chad Henne. If Henne can come close to matching his play against the New England Patriots, the Dolphins can easily enter the wildcard conversation after the season.

    Miami has already played the Patriots once, they have one left plus two against the Jets. The schedule will be tough, but there are enough win-able games to make you feel good about their chances.

21. Buffalo Bills

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    Super Bowl Odds: 125 to 1

    Some teams enjoyed Week 1 success against all odds. The Buffalo Bills fit into that category.

    Buffalo shocked many when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs by 34 points in Arrowhead. Even those who predicted a Buffalo win would have never thought the beat down would be so thorough.

    Buffalo has a tough rebound game this week against the Oakland Raiders. If they can win this week they will earn even more respect.

20. Oakland Raiders

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    Super Bowl Odds: 125 to 1

    I love me some Oakland Raider football, but I wouldn't bet on them with odds worse than this.

    Oakland has a running game that could power the team to eight wins (or more). They also have a defense that's good enough to back it up. The only thing this teams lacks is a consistent passing game.

    If Jason Campbell can figure out how to pressure a defense, the Raiders could be a contender for the AFC West title.

    And you heard that here first.

19. St. Louis Rams

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    Super Bowl Odds: 100 to 1

    What hurts the chances of the St. Louis Rams more than anything is the potential health of their superstars. Sam Bradford hurt his hand. Ron Bartell is out for the year. Steven Jackson has a bum hamstring.

    These things all add up. For St. Louis to make the run that many expected of them this preseason, they'll need a healthy roster.

    Bradford has the pulse of this team resting on his shoulders. As he goes, the Rams go.

18. New York Giants

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    Super Bowl Odds: 100 to 1

    The one team that continues to be overrated every year are the New York Giants. The boys in Vegas are more realistic.

    The Giants are a longshot to win a Super Bowl, which is a given. They should be considered a long shot to even make the playoffs at this point.

    Eli Manning and his Giants are given a realistic shot by the Vegas betting lines. Just ignore what you hear in the major media.

17. Arizona Cardinals

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    Super Bowl Odds: 95 to 1

    The Arizona Cardinals looked beatable in their Week 1 dogfight against the Carolina Panthers. While Arizona proved they could win a close game and score points, they were exposed defensively.

    For the Cardinals to become the favorite in the NFC West, they have to show an ability to rush the passer and defend against the deep ball. The Panthers laid down a blueprint for the rest of the NFL to beat Arizona.

    No matter who the team coming out of the West is this year, they will not be favored in any game once the playoffs come around.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Super Bowl Odds: 90 to 1

    If you had been told two weeks ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 90 to 1 odds to win the Super Bowl, you would have logged on to your favorite betting site and put down something on the Bucs to win it. You'd be stupid not to.

    Fast forward to the eve of Week 2 and the Buccaneers are officially a long shot to win it all just weeks after many thought they would be a playoff lock.

    The Tampa Bay offensive line was exposed by the Detroit Lions. That'll be an issue all season long.

15. Washington Redskins

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    Super Bowl Odds: 90 to 1

    I like what the Washington Redskins can do on offense and defense. The power running game of Tim Hightower could win games late in the season, but the team will have to rely on Rex Grossman and the passing game to win games.

    If last Sunday was any indication, the Redskins are in good hands with Grossman at quarterback. The Mike Shanahan coached team impressed us all in a win against the Giants.

    Looking for a longshot bet to make your season a little more interesting? Consider placing a small bet on Washington.

14. San Francisco 49ers

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    Super Bowl Odds: 80 to 1

    Every team listed after the San Francisco 49ers should be considered as a potential Super Bowl winner. The 49ers should not be, but they are the favorites in Las Vegas right now to win the NFC West.

    I was a bit surprised to see 80 to 1 odds for the 49ers. It's not a bet I would take, but it's one that fans of the 49ers should check into if they are looking for a reason to believe in the team's season.

    If Alex Smith can hit a hot streak for the first time in his career, the 49ers have the team to make a run in the West. A Super Bowl isn't happening, but a playoff berth could.

13. Dallas Cowboys

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    Super Bowl Odds: 30 to 1

    Twelve teams will make the playoffs after the 2011 season. One of them has to win the Super Bowl. It could be the Dallas Cowboys.

    If I were to make a longshot bet on the Super Bowl, I wouldn't put money on Dallas, but I'd consider it. Strongly.

    Dallas has the defense and skill players on offense to win a Super Bowl. The big concern is the offensive line. And that's a really big concern.

12. Atlanta Falcons

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    Super Bowl Odds: 30 to 1

    Two weeks ago the Atlanta Falcons were a 10 to 1 favorite to win the Super Bowl on most Vegas lists. One loss to the Chicago Bears and they're plummeting down the boards.

    Atlanta has to be considered a contender, no matter the odds. A Week 1 loss can be a good thing for bettors as it forces Vegas to sometimes move teams down farther than they should. Even the best money lines react too strongly to a loss.

    The Falcons could be a bettor's line right now.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Super Bowl Odds: 25 to 1

    Sunday's loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Baltimore Ravens shook up the NFL. It also shook up Las Vegas.

    The Steelers were heavy favorites after playing in the Super Bowl last season. That all changed when the Ravens spanked them in the opener. Pittsburgh has been exposed as a slow, old team who has major issues on the offensive line and the secondary.

    Pittsburgh could rebound, but early indications are not good.

    Don't like this ranking? Take it up with Vegas, who has the Steelers as 18 to 1 favorites themselves.

10. San Diego Chargers

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    Super Bowl Odds: 20 to 1

    I don't want to believe in the San Diego Chargers, but you almost have to.

    The Chargers are playing in a weak division, at least after Week 1 appearances, and have more talent on the roster than any other team in their division.

    It seems like the time is right for the Chargers. Las Vegas loves them, so does the mainsteam media. Maybe it's time I buy in too.

9. New Orleans Saints

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    Super Bowl Odds: 20 to 1

    The highest rated team with a loss, the New Orleans Saints are still living off their Super Bowl reputation from two seasons ago. It's time to put up or shut up for Drew Brees and co.

    Brees hasn't played up to his potential since winning the Super Bowl. He showed that again against the Green Bay Packers in the Thursday night opener. Brees has to be on his game if the Saints expect to make any noise this season.

    The loss of Marques Colston for a month certainly hurts, but what was most alarming about New Orleans' play was the lack of dominance from the offensive and defensive lines.

8. Detroit Lions

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    Super Bowl Odds: 20 to 1

    How about those Detroit Lions?

    Matthew Stafford passed for over 300 yards, the defense was promising in shutting down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the team won a tough game that they would have never won in previous seasons.

    Detroit has the roster to win 10 plus games, but winning the division might be too much to expect from this team when they share a division with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.

    I'd still like to put $20 on the Lions next chance I get.

7. New York Jets

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    Super Bowl Odds: 15 to 1

    Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets are the weakest of the highest rated teams left on our board. Bet with caution.

    The Jets won their Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys, but they had to score twice in the final minute of the game to come from behind in a shocking win. That luck won't strike twice.

    The Jets will have two tough games against the New England Patriots and two trap games against the Miami Dolphins. Don't get too excited about this team.

6. Chicago Bears

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    Super Bowl Odds: 12 to 1

    The Chicago Bears 30 to 12 beat down of the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 was a statement game. Beating the defending NFC leader in wins says the Bears mean business.

    Chicago has a quarterback who is determined to prove he belongs in the top-tier of NFL passers, and a running back with the talent to have an all-time season as a runner and receiver.

    Oh, and the defense is pretty damn good too.

    The Bears may not have been preseason darlings, but their play in Week 1 has many people backpedaling.

5. Houston Texans

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    Super Bowl Odds: 10 to 1

    Say what you want about the Houston Texans beating a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts team, a win is a win.

    Houston was dominant from the opening kickoff in a game that set the tone for the entire season. While no one expected Indianapolis to win, what Houston did in beating them 34 to 7 was impressive.

    The Texans have a lot to prove, but the road through their division is an easy one. With a home field advantage and a high-octane offense, the Texans will be tough to beat.

4. Philadelphia Eagles

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    Super Bowl Odds: 7 to 1

    The "Dream Team" didn't look so dreamy against the St. Louis Rams, but they were good enough to win a tough road game against a promising NFC team. That counts. So do the preseason odds put on Philadelphia.

    The Eagles are moved down slightly because of the way they looked coming out of the gate. If they can win impressively this week against the Falcons in Atlanta, we should all be impressed. If they lose, Philadelphia has to be considered more hype than substance.

3. Baltimore Ravens

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    Super Bowl Odds: 5 to 1

    The Baltimore Ravens were the most impressive of any team on opening weekend, even more so than the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.

    Beating the AFC representative from last year's Super Bowl was enough to impress not just me, but anyone with a pulse. Baltimore is for real, and they have to be considered a favorite to win it all.

    The Ravens have one more game against the Steelers which will be the determining factor in which AFC North team is favored to win it all.

2. New England Patriots

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    Super Bowl Odds: 4 to 1

    Many of the lines I saw when I was in Vegas last week and when researching online have the New England Patriots listed as the favorites to win it all. But not me.

    The Patriots are impressive, but they also showed a weakness on defense against the Miami Dolphins. A team with a good running game will be tough for the Patriots to beat if they cannot figure out holes on defense.

    Still, when you have Tom Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick on the sidelines, you have to feel good putting your wallet behind New England.

1. Green Bay Packers

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    Super Bowl Odds: 3 to 1

    To be the best, you have to beat the best, right?

    The Green Bay Packers didn't let us down with a Week 1 performance that showed the offensive fire-power and defensive strength to win a second Super Bowl.

    You could argue the defense looked weak, but they were good enough to stop the New Orleans Saints when it mattered. The defense will improve with time. The offense is good enough to keep up with any team in the league right now.

    Heading into Week 2, no team is more heavily favored in my book than the defending champions.