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Lions have worst odds to win 2010 Super Bowl; Patriots favored

FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICES • January 22, 2009

Bloomberg news services reported Wednesday that the New England Patriots, a team that didn’t even make the playoffs this season, has been tapped by Las Vegas odds makers as the team that will win next year’s Super Bowl.

According to Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which advises casinos on betting line, the Patriots are 6-1 favorites. Pittsburgh, the team favored to win this year’s matchup on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., is next at 7-1, followed by the New York Giants and Indianapolis, both at 8-1.

Detroit sports fans might be interested, but not terribly surprised, to find out that the odds of the Lions winning the 2010 NFL championship are set at 150-1. That’s good for dead last, or 32nd out of as many NFL teams.

Here are the odds:

New England Patriots 6-1

Pittsburgh Steelers 7-1

New York Giants 8-1

Indianapolis Colts 8-1

Dallas Cowboys 9-1

Baltimore Ravens 11-1

Carolina Panthers 12-1

Philadelphia Eagles 12-1

Tennessee Titans 12-1

San Diego Chargers 14-1

Arizona Cardinals 15-1

Atlanta Falcons 16-1

New Orleans Saints 18-1

Green Bay Packers 20-1

Minnesota Vikings 22-1

Miami Dolphins 25-1

Washington Redskins 25-1

New York Jets 28-1

Chicago Bears 28-1

Jacksonville Jaguars 30-1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-1

Denver Broncos 35-1

Houston Texans 40-1

San Francisco 49ers 40-1

Buffalo Bills 50-1

Seattle Seahawks 60-1

Cleveland Browns 60-1

Cincinnati Bengals 75-1

St. Louis Rams 100-1

Kansas City Chiefs 100-1

Oakland Raiders 100-1

Detroit Lions 150-1

 
No surprise here. I wonder if any team has been the Super Bowl favorite the season after missing the playoffs?

 
I could see laying $50 on Minny and hoping they land a QB. I've felt for the past two seasons they are a good QB away from contending. Honestly, what else do they need? Their WR's may be questionable... but Berrian is a playmaker; Rice is a good possession/red zone guy and has another year under his belt; Shiancoe came into his own this season; chester is a great receiving back; and AP should be improved in this area. Thoughts? What are the chances they end up with McNabb?

 
No surprise here. I wonder if any team has been the Super Bowl favorite the season after missing the playoffs?
I really doubt it, but it would be interesting to find out. Maybe Chase can give us a "Worst teams to be Super Bowl favorites the following year" thread.
 
I also like the Chargers and Falcons and could see taking a flier on Denver with the hopes that their defense returns to mediocrity and JMcD takes that offense to the next level. (If JMcD sticks for McDaniels, I hereby coin it as my own)

 
I like some longer shots......

Jax ..... if they get an O Line and a couple parts through the draft it could contend.

Jets .... everything is there .... just hope Favre is not... a good QB who protects the ball will help that team.

Minny... need QB.

Seattle... play in a bad division and injuries killed them....should bounce back.

 
Pittsburgh Steelers 7-1

New Orleans Saints 18-1

Houston Texans 40-1

Seattle Seahawks 60-1

Kansas City Chiefs 100-1

Depending on your risk/reward prefs, I like these plays....

 
Funny thing is I heard of someone putting down a $200 bet in Vegas last year that the lions would go 0-16... needless to say they are much wealthier now. The payout was close to $1 million, so the odds were a little under 5000-1.

I would put the odds of the Lions going 0-16 again to be better than them winning the superbowl, but that's just me.

 
colts being that high are a joke
Why do you say that?
cause they cant even win a playoff game
This is why I like the Chargers. For almost double the return on your investment, I think you're getting a pretty comparable team. If they have a healthy Merriman next season, 14:1 looks even better.And let's not forget that the Chargers road to the playoffs goes through the AFC West, so, I like their odds of at least getting there.... Especially with this supposedly brutal schedule that Denver faces.
 
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colts being that high are a joke
Why do you say that?
cause they cant even win a playoff game
This is largely the same team that won the Super Bowl just a few years ago, is it not? :lmao:
0-2 the past two seasons. New coaching regime. 8 - 1 is not good oddds
In '02, Tampa Bay had a new coaching regime, and had gone 0-2 in the playoffs the two previous years. How did it turn out for them in '02?
 
colts being that high are a joke
Why do you say that?
cause they cant even win a playoff game
This is largely the same team that won the Super Bowl just a few years ago, is it not? :thumbup:
0-2 the past two seasons. New coaching regime. 8 - 1 is not good oddds
In '02, Tampa Bay had a new coaching regime, and had gone 0-2 in the playoffs the two previous years. How did it turn out for them in '02?
Does Indy have a dominate Defense?? TB also replaced their coach with one with experience
 
Does Indy have a dominate Defense?? TB also replaced their coach with one with experience
Indy is a team that has recently won a Super Bowl, so it is really that hard to believe that a new coach and some changes might instill new life into a team that is year in and year out one of the best teams in the league already? No, they do not have a dominant defense like TB had, but they have a very good defense and an offense that is usually top-notch. Unless their new coach ends up being terrible, they will still be one of the odds-on-favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
 
No surprise here. I wonder if any team has been the Super Bowl favorite the season after missing the playoffs?
Giants 1988? they won the SB from the '86 season..then the strike shortened year of 1987 where they went 6-9.then 1988 they were highly ranked again but missed playoffs.the 1989 team was very good..lost to Flipper Anderson's OT catch that year...
 
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I like some longer shots......Jax ..... if they get an O Line and a couple parts through the draft it could contend.Jets .... everything is there .... just hope Favre is not... a good QB who protects the ball will help that team.Minny... need QB.Seattle... play in a bad division and injuries killed them....should bounce back.
Huge negative on the Jets. The Jets were the healthiest team in the NFL and missed the playoffs. I'd be surprised if they don't decline next season. The Jaguars had a lot of injuries and could rebound some. The Seahawks were decimated by injuries so the potential is there for a strong rebound.
 
Chiefs at 100-1 are a decent bet with Pioli, who helped bring in the pieces that turned the 5-11 Pats into Superbowl champs the following year.

 
Terrible set of odds those, betting to 160%+

When all the European and offshore books have priced up, should be closer to 100% on best prices.

It's not a bad plan to try and get with well run and well coached organisations who didnt fare so well previous season - Steelers and Philly for example were available in 30s prior to this season ( they were in UK anyway ) and otherwise look for teams on way up ( not always easiest task ).

In AFC Denver could be interesting, they've got all the pieces on Offense so can concentrate their recruitment efforts through the draft and FA on defense. Houston could also be heading in the right direction although they're in a very tough division. Not much love for Miami in the market but Parcells influence makes them an interesting outsider - they're the biggest priced team who featured in the play offs.

Green Bay I'd like in the NFC - from 1992 they've only had 2 losing seasons, they had bad injuries last year but Rodgers played well I thought. Looks like they'll be moving to a 3-4 front on defense.

New Orleans another to watch, again the Offense is nicely in place. I like the appointment of Greg Williams as D coordinator as he's run some great defenses in the past. One sub par year at Jacksonville doesnt make him a bad coordinator.

Seattle also been mentioned above, awful injuries last year and perhaps it didnt help that everyone knew it was Holmgren's last year.

 
I got a feeling....that Buffalo is going to the Super Bowl.

Hey, they just became a regional team, and desperately need to win big and do it now to draw fan support in Toronto. Maybe the Bills make a splash in free agency. The franchise has said the talent level isn't high enough and they kept the coaching staff intact - only place to make that big improvement is free agency. When you are looking at odds for something this far in advance, you need to throw some darts. Buffalo might be a good one. Kurt Warner?

 
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The funny thing is with the Lions, I'd feel comfortable betting with the house. I would only be winning $1, but I'm certainly not "risking" $150. Think of it as a free dollar laying on the street.

 
Die said:
I got a feeling....that Buffalo is going to the Super Bowl.Hey, they just became a regional team, and desperately need to win big and do it now to draw fan support in Toronto. Maybe the Bills make a splash in free agency. The franchise has said the talent level isn't high enough and they kept the coaching staff intact - only place to make that big improvement is free agency. When you are looking at odds for something this far in advance, you need to throw some darts. Buffalo might be a good one. Kurt Warner?
a. **** Jauron is still their head coach. In other words, no chance at winning the Super Bowl. However, I give them favorable odds to go 7-9 again. b. Kurt Warner would be a terrible fit in Buffalo. He is a dome and warm weather QB. He has historically not faired well at all in cold weather games.
 
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Tornacl said:
The funny thing is with the Lions, I'd feel comfortable betting with the house. I would only be winning $1, but I'm certainly not "risking" $150. Think of it as a free dollar laying on the street.
If they pick up a QB and a couple defensive players to go with three quality coaching additions this offseason, I really think they could contend immediately.
 
Die said:
I got a feeling....that Buffalo is going to the Super Bowl.Hey, they just became a regional team, and desperately need to win big and do it now to draw fan support in Toronto. Maybe the Bills make a splash in free agency. The franchise has said the talent level isn't high enough and they kept the coaching staff intact - only place to make that big improvement is free agency. When you are looking at odds for something this far in advance, you need to throw some darts. Buffalo might be a good one. Kurt Warner?
a. **** Jauron is still their head coach. In other words, no chance at winning the Super Bowl. However, I give them favorable odds to go 7-9 again. b. Kurt Warner would be a terrible fit in Buffalo. He is a dome and warm weather QB. He has historically not faired well at all in cold weather games.
b. I think Kurt Warner only has played 4-5 games in cold weather. In 2004, Kurt Warner had his highest QB rating of the season (109) @ Baltimore on December 12th.
 
cacksman said:
Seahawks at 60-1??

Where do I go to put down some throw away my cash??
fixed.
Ok guy. Expect those odds to go WAY down in the near future.Without all the injuries this season, the Cardinals wouldn't even be in the playoffs let alone in the SB. You add in a healthy Hasselbeck, WRs, new D coordinator and an offseason to address the few weaknesses and the #4 overall pick, Seattle will have a great chance at winning the division next year.

 
The funny thing is with the Lions, I'd feel comfortable betting with the house. I would only be winning $1, but I'm certainly not "risking" $150. Think of it as a free dollar laying on the street.
If they pick up a QB and a couple defensive players to go with three quality coaching additions this offseason, I really think they could contend immediately.
No offense, but I'm not sure you've been watching the same Lions team. Could they make major strides? Yes. Could they make the playoffs? Its a stretch, but could happen if every bounce went their way (I don't think it will). Could they follow up an 0-16 season, make the playoffs, then win 3 or 4 times more playoff games than they've won since 1957? No way. They just don't have enough talent.I would be very happy if they drafted well this year, played all of the young players, and still only won 3-4 games next year. The real problem with this season was that they had the 4th oldest team in the league, they weren't playing most of the young guys, and still didn't win a game. They STILL have to go through the re-building process. Normally a rebuilding process is when you have the bad years, but they weren't re-building this year.
 

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