Packers Are Now Super Bowl Favorites
The Green Bay Packers had a pretty good weekend.
After throttling the NFC’s No. 1 seed, the Atlanta Falcons, 48-21 with a nearly flawless effort and watching the rest of the playoff field have to work for their victories, the Packers were installed as the favorite to win the Super Bowl.
What does that mean?
Nothing, other than the Vegas oddsmakers think the Packers have a better shot of winning the Super Bowl than the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Chicago Bears.
The odds on the Packers are now 8-5, which isn’t attractive at all if you’re a gambler. They entered the postseason at 12-1.
The Steelers are currently second at 2-1, followed by the Jets at 7-2 and the Bears at 9-2.
While Vegas may be on the Packers side, history isn’t. The 2005 Steelers are the only No. 6 seed to win the Super Bowl.
The sixth-seeded Packers are three-point favorites over the Bears on Sunday.
We’ll soon see if the team can stay focused or if they’ve started believing their own hype.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.