Packers Are Now Super Bowl Favorites

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Aaron Rodgers and Brandon Jackson

Rodgers and the Packers should be celebrating in February, according to Vegas.

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.

(Via Bloomberg)

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

14 Comments on "Packers Are Now Super Bowl Favorites"

    • You losers might have a point if he was signing autographs for everyone and then said “Whoa, not for you cancer person!” But no. He was getting through the airport as fast as he could. It doesnt even look like he saw her. Oh, and there’s this:
      http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/113982184.html

      So there you have it. She’s upset with people like you and she has plenty of Rodgers autographs.

      I assume that you’re either a Vikings fan or a Bears fan.
      Regardless, Max, please do the rest of us a favor and find the nearest sharp or oblong object and shove it directly up your ass.

    • Buddy

      Matt, you are a jealous piece of imbred shit. We disemboweled your Falcons. Stop wasting your time saying things that you have no idea about. Besides your sister is waiting for you in the bedroom butt naked with mayonaise covering her entire body. Better hurry, she is ready to have another baby with you.

      • Buddy

        I meant Max. Such a waste of space that I forgot his name. I think I saw Maxtheguy before, he was one of the imbreds in the movie “The Hills have Eyes”

  1. Vijay

    What I can’t figure out is why the division champs, on their home field would be the underdog. Dammit, I hate that kind of karma…I agree with comments #1 and #2 here…just play Green Bay Packer BRAND of football and all should be well. Oh yeah, DO NOT KICK IT TO DEVIN HESTER (A.K.A. Deion Sanders lover).

    • Killa

      Talk about bad Karma. ESPN reported this morning that Ryan Grant tweeted to Packer fans to make reservations in Dallas because “we just have better players”. Ok, so we do but don’t give the Bears any added motivation.

  2. Madcity Packer Fan

    I’m sure if she sent in a request to get it signed Aaron would sign it. Not everyone who plays pro sports is going to sign every random persons hat or jersey in public.

  3. ay hombre

    Everyone picked them versus Atlanta and the bookmakers took it up the shitter. I don’t think this team is buying the hype. The Bears have played us as well as anyone and this will not be easy.

    That being said I’m pretty pleased with getting my money down on the Pack to win the Super Bowl when they were 18-1.

  4. Shawn iltarion

    I was in Vegas for the Giants game and the Packers were 18-1. I was thinking of putting some money down, but did not. Alas.

    The Packers will be on the road in shit conditions. I think that precludes any kind of overconfidence.

    That dumb ass story, to be soaked in by dumb asses only, is so far off base that the sports journalist responsible should be Jason Blair-ed, though he won’t be because sports guys can say whatever the eff they want as long as they don’t mention race. A-Rodge does a lot of good for a lot of people around here. Florio better keep his ass out of Green Bay.

  5. DevilDon

    What? So being favored is a bad thing?
    I don’t give a sheet. Post all that stuff up on the bulletin board. If you’re a professional athlete and your team has to win a game to be the best in the world, it’s ridiculous to think “being favored” or not has any bearing on the game.
    I’d like to think the Packers have learned their lesson in Packers/Lions 2.0 and will come out swinging.

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