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Nevada oddsmaker lists Seahawks as Super Bowl favorites

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According to one major Nevada oddsmaking firm, there are two teams and everyone else when it comes to Super Bowl contenders.

In odds released Tuesday, William Hill U.S. lists the Seahawks as 9-to-5 favorites to capture Super Bowl XLVIII in February. Interestingly enough, Seattle’s odds have fallen from a week ago, even after a surprising home loss to Arizona.

The Seahawks, who were 2-to-1 favorites last week, can clinch homefield advantage the NFC playoffs with a win Sunday vs. St. Louis or a loss by San Francisco at Arizona.

The AFC-leading Broncos have the second-shortest Super Bowl odds at 9-to-4. The Broncos have long been a short price to win the Super Bowl; William Hill listed them at around 2-to-1 as early as the beginning of October.

The only other teams with odds of less than 10-to-1 are the 49ers (13-to-2) and Panthers (9-to-1).

The next tier of contenders on an odds basis includes the Patriots (10-to-1), Bengals (18-to-1), Saints (20-to-1), Eagles (20-to-1) and Chiefs (22-to-1).

The Packers and Colts are next at 30-to-1. Green Bay plays at Chicago (50-to-1) for the NFC North title on Sunday. Indianapolis already has a playoff spot secured.

Even longer shots are the Ravens (60-to-1), Cowboys (60-to-1), Cardinals (75-to-1), Chargers (75-to-1) and Dolphins (80-to-1). Dallas can earn a playoff spot with a win vs. Philadelphia on Sunday, but the status of quarterback Tony Romo is uncertain. The other clubs need a win and assistance from other teams to get into the postseason.

The longest shot left on the board is 100-to-1 Pittsburgh, which needs a victory vs. Cleveland on Sunday and losses by Baltimore, San Diego and Miami to make the playoffs to avoid missing the postseason for the second straight year.

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36 Responses to “Nevada oddsmaker lists Seahawks as Super Bowl favorites”
  1. TheDPR says: Dec 25, 2013 10:14 AM

    I don’t think the Broncos will get there. Something about that defense and Manning in the playoffs inspires a lack of confidence. I have a hunch that one of the lesser expected teams will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl…someone like the Bengals…and get blown out by the NFC representative.

    I see the NFC as wide open. Every team has weaknesses but there are several very good squads.

  2. pfic15 says: Dec 25, 2013 10:17 AM

    Can’t wait to get the inevitable Seahawk loss over with. They “may” get to the big game, but they aren’t hoisting the Lombardi.

  3. yooperman says: Dec 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    Hey Steeler dude, here’s your big chance. Sell your power rangers and put it all down on God’s team. 100 to 1 wow.

  4. dukeearl says: Dec 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    I do hope you give them congrats if they do though.

  5. seattlesue427 says: Dec 25, 2013 10:24 AM

    Just two words…GO HAWKS!

  6. censoredagain says: Dec 25, 2013 10:28 AM

    I’m no Seahawks fan, but it makes perfect sense. They are playing as strong and as consistently as any team, especially defensively. I’d root for them in a Super Bowl, especially if they took Philly out along the way.

  7. ketch20too says: Dec 25, 2013 10:31 AM

    Hawks O

  8. ketch20too says: Dec 25, 2013 10:34 AM

    Hawks O struggled again against a strong pressuring D abd the D gave up big plays when they needed a stop. Have the potential to win it all, but need to make the big plays instead of giving then up.

  9. 6ball says: Dec 25, 2013 10:35 AM


    It would appear that the Broncos and Seahawks will earn home field throughout. Many of their potential opponents have been unreliable road teams during the regular season.


  10. citizenstrange says: Dec 25, 2013 11:02 AM

    It’s worth putting $100 on the Steelers to win $10,000. Merry Christmas everybody!

  11. slick50ks says: Dec 25, 2013 11:03 AM

    I have no idea who will win it all, but I can guarantee it won’t be either the hawks or the donkeys.

    Those teams are both highly flawed.

  12. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 25, 2013 11:06 AM

    I disagree. Seattle peaked too soon and it showed against Arizona.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 25, 2013 11:20 AM

    Interestingly enough, Seattle’s odds have fallen from a week ago, even after a surprising home loss to Arizona.

    Guess you don’t understand gambling very well. If a team loses the odds generally go down the following week.

    Happy holidays PFT people !

  14. myhawks1976 says: Dec 25, 2013 11:29 AM

    Seattle peaked too early and it showed against Arizona? are you serious? because they lost a hard fought game against one of the best teams in the NFC?

    let me guess…. SF is plating much better? because Navarro Bowman bailed them out in the final moments against one of the worst teams in the NFL?

    cold hard fact. there is one team in the NFL since the start of last season that has NEVER lost by more than one score. ONE TEAM.

    nobody manhandles the Hawks.

    true story…. Pete Carroll couldn’t sleep after the loss to the Cards and went down to the practice facility to watch tape. when he got there at 4:43am, Russell Wilson was already sitting in the film room reviewing and learning. be afraid.

    Go Hawks.

  15. jjg8505 says: Dec 25, 2013 11:33 AM

    Broncos will defeat Seahawks in Super Bowl 27-24 mark my words

  16. 25cuts says: Dec 25, 2013 11:43 AM

    No need to list Dallas.

  17. coolherc says: Dec 25, 2013 11:43 AM

    citizenstrange says:
    Dec 25, 2013 11:02 AM

    It’s worth putting $100 on the Steelers to win $10,000. Merry Christmas everybody!


    Yeah, it’s worth putting $100 down on a team that has virtually no shot to even get into the playoffs. If you’re hellbent on throwing your money away donate it to a charity.

  18. buff4cu says: Dec 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    MyHawks1976 –

    Broncos three losses:

    To the Colts 39-33, 6 points
    New England, OT, 34-31, 3 points
    San Diego 27-20 7 points

    Make that TWO teams

  19. achu24 says: Dec 25, 2013 12:15 PM

    Buff4cu- three. New england patriots, probably more.

  20. samapoc says: Dec 25, 2013 12:17 PM

    @ pfic15 – I agree with you that the Seahawks won’t win it all.

  21. studio26seattle says: Dec 25, 2013 12:19 PM

    People always assume the two “hottest” teams will meet in the Super Bowl. (Denver & Seattle) But there is always an upset that downs the supposed favorite. I would not be surprised to see Carolina, Philly or Cincinnati representing their perspective conferences.

  22. seattlesue427 says: Dec 25, 2013 12:19 PM

    buff4cu says: The Seahawks stat includes all regular season AND pre-season games for the last TWO years. Broncos lost to the Seahawks 40-10 in pre-season this year. Try again!

  23. beardinals says: Dec 25, 2013 12:53 PM

    Fortunately for them, they don’t have to worry about playing the SB against the Cardinals.

  24. mclovinib says: Dec 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    you’re counting preseason games to quantify your argument…classic

  25. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 25, 2013 1:07 PM

    Pretty sad when you’re resorting to preseason scores to pump up your team, let me tell you the cold hard truth, no one outside of Seahawks fans cares about the preseason! Lose by 1 or by 41 in the preseason and your regular season record remains unchanged.

  26. wimpyburgers says: Dec 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    From the standpoint of health and momentum, the 49ers are playing the best right now. It’s worth placing a bet on them.

    I think defenses have figured out how handle Russell Wilson and Tom Cable’s zone blocking scheme. The Seahawk defense is good but it will have to be nearly perfect to make up for the lack of offensive production.

  27. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 25, 2013 2:09 PM

    They want the ball and they’re gonna add her all up and score.

  28. beardinals says: Dec 25, 2013 2:17 PM

    49ers were gift wrapped a win by one of the worst teams in the league.

  29. pacodawg says: Dec 25, 2013 2:37 PM

    Load up on the panthers, their on sale

  30. snoqualmieterry says: Dec 25, 2013 2:39 PM

    If my Hawks don’t play better on offence they won’t get to the big dance. They can’t look past the Rams.

  31. xli2006 says: Dec 25, 2013 3:32 PM

    They sure didn’t look like any kind of ” favorites” this past week.

  32. pshrg says: Dec 25, 2013 3:47 PM

    Seahawks fan here. Preseason means nothing. Maybe less than nothing.

  33. hawkspioneveryplay says: Dec 25, 2013 7:03 PM

    Last time I checked companies are for making money and odds makers are no different

  34. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 25, 2013 10:00 PM

    The Packers will definitely win it.

  35. doe22us says: Dec 25, 2013 11:18 PM

    Football, just like any other sport is played on the field, betting is just fools money being thrown away..

  36. provguard says: Dec 25, 2013 11:25 PM

    Now that we know who is going to win, what do the other teams do between now and then???? Broncos aren’t as sure as everyone seems to think they are???

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