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Super Bowl XLV

Not that this means anything at all, but the Green Bay Packers are currently the odds-on favorite to win the 2013 Super Bowl, which will be held in New Orleans.

Vegas has installed the Packers as the favorite at 5-to-1. They’re followed by the New Orleans Saints at 6-to-1, New England Patriots at 7-to-1 and New York Giants at 10-to-1. Four teams are at 12-to-1 — Baltimore, Houston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

On the ass-end of odds are the St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns at 100-to-1.

Now, if the Packers can just get some guys to play defense, they might actually make good.

Monty McMahon

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



  1. ay hombre February 7, 2012

    The Giants were 20-1 on Sportsbook yesterday and are now 12-1. I can’t say that I blame people for taking that juicy price.

    I’m a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles at 15-1(up from 12-1 yesterday), who I think were playing as well as anyone at the end of this season… and the Houston Texans at 12-1.

  2. Richard February 7, 2012

    Agreed on all of those teams mentioned. Any team that can get to the elite QBs with only 4 rushers will be the popular picks from now on. Houston, Philadelphia, NY Giants…I’m sure SF will be looked at as a fluke but if the defense stays intact they could have value as well.

    I wonder where Washington ends up of they actually sign Peyton Manning? That 100:1 price could end up as the bet of the year.

    1. peter February 7, 2012

      except manning has lost all his arm strength and a hit away from being buddies with stephen hawking

  3. Richard February 7, 2012

    You’ve seen him throw lately?

  4. iltarion February 8, 2012

    That is the word from Indy.

    Anyway, I agree on Houston and Philly as up and comers except look at the QBs who have won the last 10 Super Bowls: Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Big Turd, Older Manning, Brady… The list would suggest you need a Top 10 QB to win it all, and I’m not sure Vick or Schaub make that list.

    I’d give Houston better odds because they don’t need as much from their QB, and because they play in the easier division and conference. With the Giants and Cowboys in their division, it is conceivable that the Eagles miss the playoffs again.

    The fact that the Packers, Saints and Pats are favored shows how much Vegas cares about defense.

    With Jimmy Graham and a young backfield just scratching the surface, and the addition of an underrated Steve Spagnola as DC, I might place the Saints as the faves right now.