Re: Take a wild guess who VEGAS has as the team most likely to win next year's SB?
posted at 2/4/2013 9:45 AM EST
In response to NEGAME2's comment:
Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that the MGM Race and Sports Book has installed the 49ers and Broncos as 5-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl next season. The Ravens join the Seahawks and Texans with 10-1 odds on winning again while the Patriots and Packers are considered 7-1 shots to replace Baltimore as league champions.
I'm reading 49's and Broncos--Where does the Broncos come from, Manning another year older and it's not getting any warmer in Denver, I don't get it.
Well, he was one poor defensive lapse away from hosting the AFC Championship game. Who knows what could have happened, knowing how the Pats find ways to gak it up in the Mile High City. No poor defensive play, no OT, the Brokebacks host the AFCCG. Good defense, good OL, Manning is, well, Manning. As long as the Pats keep putting up double digit wins, they'll rank high on eh "odds makers boards. But, it's nice to see them slipping a little. It takes pressure off them, seeing how they have failed miserably in the post seasons since the '05 SB. I won't mind seeing them in the 12 to 15-1 area. Even 20-25 to 1 would be OK with me. They SHOULD make the playoffs, but too many holes that need to be plugged. Ah, to have those SB winning teams back.... overachievers, "us against the world", NO ONE gave them a chance, flying under the radar. If nothing else, they proved that can't function well in post seasons wearing that proverbial bulls eye. They need to get that edge back, and quickly. Otherwise, they will remainbeing teh NFL's equal to the 1990's Atlanta Braves. Reminds me of a line from teh movie "Dirty Dozen", when Donald Sutherland is inspecting the paratroppers under the guise of being a general incognito, who askes teh paratroopers commander: "They sure are pretty, but can they fight?" The Pats are awful pretty......
Observation: You hit Manning with the "will be another year older", yet there's Brady... another underperforming post season. You provide for one (Manning), yet overlook the other (Brady). Heart over head? Just curious.