In Las Vegas, the New York Jets have the longest odds to win the Super Bowl of any of the 12 playoff teams. Jets coach Rex Ryan is prohibited from betting on the NFL, but he thinks a bet on the Jets would be a bargain.
When asked about his team’s underdog status, Ryan said, “I wasn’t aware of that, but to me we should be favorites.”
A reporter then asked Ryan to clarify whether he meant they should be favored to win Saturday’s game at Cincinnati, and Ryan said his confidence in his team goes further than that.
“I mean in the whole tournament,” Ryan said. “I think we have the best defense; I know we do. I think we have the best rushing attack. I want this football team. If I had a choice to coach any team in this tournament, I would choose this one.”