Super Bowl 2013 Odds: Early Predictions for All 32 NFL Teams

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IFebruary 6, 2012

Super Bowl 2013 Odds: Early Predictions for All 32 NFL Teams

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    The Green Bay Packers missed out on the opportunity of winning back-to-back Super Bowls, getting knocked out by the eventual champion New York Giants in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs.

    Bovada sports book is still a believer in 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, establishing the Packers as preseason favorites to lift the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2013.

    There's never a day off in the sports betting world, as the 2011-2012 NFL season ended less than 24 hours ago with the Giants handing the New England Patriots a 21-17 defeat in Indianapolis.

    Let's take a closer look at just released betting odds for Super Bowl XLVII.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    New coach. New owner. No thanks.

    Super Bowl Odds: 100-1

Cleveland Browns

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    The Cleveland Browns play in the highly competitive AFC North, which makes it hard to simply reach the playoffs.

    Quarterback Colt McCoy needs some weapons on the field in order to be successful, something that is missing on the roster at this point.

    Not at this price.

    Super Bowl Odds: 100-1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were difficult to watch this year and now bring in a new head coach from the collegiate ranks.

    Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano isn't winning the Super Bowl in his first year.

    Closing the regular season with 10 consecutive losses isn't a recipe for success in 2012.

    Super Bowl Odds: 75-1

St. Louis Rams

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    The St. Louis Rams were a popular pick by the wiseguys in Las Vegas to win the NFC West division, but the league's 31st-ranked offense killed off those chances in a hurry.

    Quarterback Sam Bradford will have a new head coach on the sidelines, as Jeff Fisher returns to the NFL after a one-year hiatus.

    Getting a top-flight receiver is definitely a priority in the 2012 NFL Draft, but it doesn't hurt to potentially get some protection by selecting USC Trojans offensive tackle Matt Kalil.

    That may not happen with a predicted trade by Bleacher Report featured columnist Matt Miller.

    Super Bowl Odds: 75-1

Minnesota Vikings

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be coming off a serious injury heading into the 2012 NFL season while he's also decided to keep his original No. 28 jersey.

    This franchise is a long way from winning the Super Bowl, in my opinion, as the jury is still out on the first-round selection of quarterback Christian Ponder a year ago.

    Not at this price, especially in a highly competitive NFC North division.

    Super Bowl Odds: 75-1

Washington Redskins

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    The Washington Redskins were the only NFL team to beat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants twice this year, but the injury-ravaged team won just three other games on the schedule.

    Head coach Mike Shanahan will likely draft a quarterback in the 2012 NFL Draft, unless they are able to get their hands on Indianapolis Colts star Peyton Manning.

    It's still important to note that the Redskins finished 16th in total offense this past season, while checking in 13th in total defense.

    Super Bowl Odds: 60-1

Seattle Seahawks

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch never quit running hard this season, and it showed in the team's record, as they won five of their last eight games.

    Head coach Pete Carroll will also face an offseason decision at the quarterback position, as Tarvaris Jackson is penciled in to open the 2012 regular season under center.

    Give this team a long look when the NFC West division odds are released down the road.

    Super Bowl Odds: 60-1

Buffalo Bills

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    The Buffalo Bills went into hiding after quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a contract extension during the season, posting a 2-8 record in their final 10 games.

    Losing starting running back Fred Jackson also played a part in the team's midseason free-fall, but this youthful roster deserves a long look at the current price.

    I'll need to look at things a little closer before pulling the trigger.

    Super Bowl Odds: 60-1

Oakland Raiders

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    The Oakland Raiders had control of the AFC West division in a highly emotional season, only to see it slip away with losses in four of their final five games.

    Quarterback Carson Palmer will have plenty of time to get prepared during the offseason, which wasn't the case this year when he was acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals.

    I'm more concerned with star running back Darren McFadden's foot problems.

    Super Bowl Odds: 50-1

Kansas City Chiefs

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    The Kansas City Chiefs were the talk of the NFL in Week 15 after their surprising 19-14 win over the Green Bay Packers as 11-point home underdogs.

    Early-season injuries really derailed this team's chances, which may have been caused by former head coach Todd Haley's lack of preparation in the preseason.

    Romeo Crennel will be the lead man on the sidelines in 2012.

    Super Bowl Odds: 50-1

Indianapolis Colts

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    If you believe that quarterback Peyton Manning will be playing home games inside Lucas Oil Stadium in 2012, I suggest getting down at this price.

    Bovada sports book is certainly expecting him to play elsewhere.

    The franchise is expected to select Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    Super Bowl Odds: 50-1

Denver Broncos

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was this year's biggest story in the NFL, but now opposing teams on the 2012 schedule have an entire offseason to get prepared for him.

    You better be in a "Tebowing" position when making your futures wager on this team inside the sports book.

    Super Bowl Odds: 50-1

Carolina Panthers

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    This is perhaps the most surprising number in the recently released Super Bowl XLVII betting odds, as I was expecting something in the 30-1 range due to the success of rookie quarterback Cam Newton.

    This number will not be available very long—I guarantee that.

    Worth a $20 flyer, in my opinion.

    Super Bowl Odds: 50-1

Tennessee Titans

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    Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson held out for most of the preseason this year, which hurt his team in a big way early on.

    Losing wide receiver Kenny Britt early on was the nail in the coffin, as he was enjoying a tremendous start to the 2011 NFL season.

    I need to know more about the quarterback situation in Tennessee before thinking of placing such a wager.

    Super Bowl Odds: 40-1

Cincinnati Bengals

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    The Cincinnati Bengals were great against teams with a losing record this past year, but will need to pick up some wins against elite teams in order to take the next step.

    I'm interested to see the Bengals' betting odds to capture the AFC North division, as the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers will be overvalued in comparison.

    Quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green paid major dividends after being selected in last year's draft.

    Super Bowl Odds: 40-1

Miami Dolphins

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    The Miami Dolphins finished with a respectable 6-10 record when you consider they opened up the 2011 NFL season with seven losses.

    You always have to pay attention to the New England Patriots' offseason moves before getting involved with another AFC East division team in the Super Bowl futures market.

    I'm just having a hard time believing that whomever the Dolphins put under center is better than Tom Brady.

    Super Bowl Odds: 35-1

Chicago Bears

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    The Chicago Bears were arguably playing the best football out of any NFL team during a five-game stretch from Oct. 16-Nov. 20, but then quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a season-ending injury.

    Odds-makers are showing great respect to that stretch in offering the Bears at this type of number in the betting market.

    I'd want running back Matt Forte locked up with a new contract before getting too involved.

    Super Bowl Odds: 30-1

Arizona Cardinals

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    Before you comment that the betting odds are too low on the Arizona Cardinals, I recommend reading up on the potential rumors of Peyton Manning landing in the desert.

    There's nothing wrong in trying to make lightning strike twice in one place—it worked in bringing in Kurt Warner a few years back.

    Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's fantasy value would skyrocket.

    Super Bowl Odds: 30-1

Atlanta Falcons

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    The Atlanta Falcons have shown they can't be trusted in the NFL playoffs, getting outscored by a 72-23 margin in their first postseason opportunities the last two years.

    Very few teams have the type of offensive talent that this franchise possesses, which always attracts action in this type of betting category.

    I don't expect this number to move much over the next seven months.

    Super Bowl Odds: 22-1

Detroit Lions

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    The Detroit Lions were the toast of the National Football League through the first five weeks, but ultimately leveled off until getting bounced by the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs.

    Quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson form one of the more exciting offensive duos in the league, while the defense has pieces in place to be one of the league's best.

    I'm going to spend some time reading some newspapers out of the Motor City during the offseason.

    Super Bowl Odds: 18-1

Dallas Cowboys

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    First off, what is Eli Manning saying to Tony Romo in this photo?

    The Dallas Cowboys were easily the most difficult team to figure out this past season, but will still receive plenty of Super Bowl hype in the upcoming preseason.

    Once again, I don't anticipate this number moving over the next seven months, which gives sports bettors plenty of time to ponder backing Romo.

    Super Bowl Odds: 18-1

San Francisco 49ers

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    The San Francisco 49ers took a big step forward during the past season under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh, which is why I'm not surprised at their opening odds.

    I believe that many sports books will try to entice action on the 49ers this season, as they don't expect a another run to the NFC Championship Game next year.

    A wait-and-see approach unless you live in the Bay Area.

    Super Bowl Odds: 16-1

San Diego Chargers

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    In traveling back to Southern California after last night's Super Bowl, I'm already hearing the same tired rants by phone callers on San Diego sports talk radio.

    Everyone's aware of the Chargers' talented roster, but they are unable to put everything together under head coach Norv Turner.

    It's a broken record, and Turner will be returning for at least another year.

    I'm not surprised at the opening number.

    Super Bowl Odds: 16-1

New York Jets

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    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is hesitant to declare his team Super Bowl XLVII champions.


    Super Bowl Odds: 16-1

New York Giants

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    The New York Giants got hot at the right time and captured their second Lombardi Trophy in five years last night.

    Eli Manning has proven to be an elite quarterback and has a youthful receiving corps to throw to next year.

    The sports book is showing absolutely no respect for a potential repeat, but it's very tough to win back-to-back Super Bowls in the National Football League.

    Super Bowl Odds: 15-1

Baltimore Ravens

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    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco showed me something in the team's AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots.

    Is it enough for me to bet on the Ravens to win the Super Bowl? Probably not.

    Star linebacker Ray Lewis has already stated that he's coming back for another year, but he's on the wrong side of his great career in terms of age.

    Super Bowl Odds: 14-1

Pittsburgh Steelers

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers came into the 2011 NFL season having the oldest defense in the league, which would have me concerned in backing them to win Super Bowl XLVII.

    True, the defensive unit enjoyed another great year statistically, but there's definite chinks in the armor that are starting to show.

    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will get his chance to go vertical in the passing game starting in September with speedsters on the perimeter.

    Super Bowl Odds: 12-1

Philadelphia Eagles

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    It's highly unlikely that the Philadelphia Eagles kick off the 2012 NFL season with double-digit Super Bowl odds, but a lot is unknown about potential roster moves in the coming months.

    There's no question that they were highly overvalued coming into the 2011 campaign after obtaining many of the top free agents in the open market. I just don't see quarterback Michael Vick staying healthy for an entire 16-game schedule—let alone any extra games in the playoffs.

    Super Bowl Odds: 12-1

Houston Texans

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    Besides the Carolina Panthers, the Houston Texans were the only other team that I had a great interest in when seeing their opening Super Bowl XLVII odds.

    I was incredibly impressed by this team the entire year, fighting every step of the way despite playing many games without a full roster while also losing key starters for the entire season.

    Sports bettors have been waiting for this talented group to take the next step.

    Houston is a legitimate threat to represent the AFC in New Orleans next February.

    Super Bowl Odds: 12-1

New Orleans Saints

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    Turning the ball over five times on the road is never a recipe for success, and it ultimately knocked out my 2012 Super Bowl pick when New Orleans suffered a disappointing 36-32 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC playoffs.

    Quarterback Drew Brees will have a fire inside of him like no other NFL player this offseason due to the potentially winning his second Super Bowl in front of the home fans.

    The current betting odds have already priced in that motivation.

    Super Bowl Odds: 8-1

New England Patriots

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    Take a look at the picture of Tom Brady in last night's press conference—it tells a story.

    A team that rattled off 10 wins in a row to reach the Super Bowl was wiped out emotionally after losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

    The New England Patriots may suffer the biggest hangover of all from this past season.

    Super Bowl Odds: 7-1

Green Bay Packers

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    Resting players before the NFL playoffs is something that fell under the microscope of public scrutiny after the Green Bay Packers were eliminated by the New York Giants in the Divisional Round.

    Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was missing throws that he normally makes in his sleep on that fateful day. I also believe that the death of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's son took an emotional toll on the locker room in preparing for that contest.

    A favorite in the futures market, but not a clear one this time around.

    Super Bowl Odds: 6-1


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