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Packers’ Super Bowl odds make a big move

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The strongest Super Bowl candidates playing in the wild-card round will meet Sunday in Green Bay.

That’s how oddsmaking firm William Hill U.S. sees the NFC first-round game pitting the 49ers and Packers.

Despite being the No. 5 seed in the NFC, the 49ers (13-2) have the third-lowest Super Bowl odds behind the Seahawks (9-5) and Broncos (5-2) as of Monday.

The Packers, meanwhile, are 12-1. They were 30-1 as of last Tuesday on William Hill’s line. However, that was before Aaron Rodgers’ return to the starting lineup.

Here’s the full list of William Hill’s pro football title odds. All odds are as of Monday:

Seahawks: 9-5.

Broncos: 5-2.

49ers: 13-2.

Patriots: 8-1.

Panthers: 9-1.

Packers: 12-1.

Bengals: 15-1.

Eagles: 20-1.

Colts: 25-1.

Saints: 25-1.

Chiefs: 28-1.

Chargers: 40-1.

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48 Responses to “Packers’ Super Bowl odds make a big move”
  1. buffalowned says: Dec 30, 2013 2:05 PM

    Saints at 25-1? Gotta like those odds

  2. quickstrong says: Dec 30, 2013 2:06 PM

    these are very interesting odds indeed

  3. dolphindad says: Dec 30, 2013 2:06 PM

    are these the odds to win the super bowl, or to make it there?

  4. f1restarter says: Dec 30, 2013 2:08 PM

    I would say their chances are closer to 3-2.

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 30, 2013 2:08 PM

    Football is boring without the Redskins playing every week.

  6. gf2711 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:08 PM

    That tends to happen when you, uh you know, make the playoffs.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 30, 2013 2:10 PM

    DVOA has been using sloppy math and formulas so I always like to make fun of their calculations. They have San Diego as 54.6 to 1, but even more curiously they have the Colts as 165.7 to 1!!!!! How does that make any sense?

  8. tyde4481 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:11 PM

    As a Bears fan, let me thank the league for the privalege of playing a flawless team such as the Packers. In our two games with them, the Packers were called for but one penalty – for punching one of our Bears in the head.

    Outside of that, the Packers played absolutely perfect football- an honor to behold. Not one judgement call was warranted in two entire football games.

  9. stellarperformance says: Dec 30, 2013 2:12 PM

    The odds of a Viking “fan” knucklehead showing up in this storyline for the single purpose of slamming the Packers, like an anonymous and childish school bus bully; 1-1.

  10. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:13 PM

    Thankfully the Packers didn’t just quit when the going got tough – the way the gutless Vikings did.

  11. sdsmooth says: Dec 30, 2013 2:20 PM

    The best part of this story: I can’t find any odds for the Vikings.

  12. fldc7909 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:20 PM

    San Diego Chargers
    Super Bowl XLVIII Champions!!!!

  13. chris6523 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:20 PM

    As a packer fan, I’ll take a pass on the 12-1. There has been talk about the similarities between now and 2010, but the one huge difference is the defense. In ’10, the pack gave up the 2nd fewest points in the league. This year, I believe they are tied for 25th. If I were a gambling man, I might put some money out on the niners, pats and panthers. These three teams have an OK shot to make the big game and the relatively long odds offer a nice bang for the buck. Not that I don’t like the Seahawks or Broncos for the Super Bowl. The odds on those two teams don’t justify the risk, IMO. Some of the other long odds plays might be enticing, but probably not worth putting money up for.

  14. ingraven says: Dec 30, 2013 2:21 PM

    NFL is rigged. DUHHH!!

  15. sdsmooth says: Dec 30, 2013 2:22 PM

    Things the Vikings don’t have:

    1. A coach
    2. A good GM
    3. A good quarterback
    4. A stadium
    5. Respect
    6. Super Bowl odds
    7. World Championships

  16. chris6523 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:22 PM

    As a Bears fan, let me thank the league for the privalege of playing a flawless team such as the Packers. In our two games with them, the Packers were called for but one penalty – for punching one of our Bears in the head.

    Outside of that, the Packers played absolutely perfect football- an honor to behold. Not one judgement call was warranted in two entire football games.

    _______________________________

    Specifically?

    Apparently, the league has taken a different approach to calling penalties on the pack since that 20 penalty game in 2010.

  17. bleedgreen says: Dec 30, 2013 2:23 PM

    Really? Packers more than the Eagles? Even though the Eagles dismantled the Packers (albeit, without Aaron Rogers)? They have no defense while the Eagles have an average defense. I’d have to imagine that in a shootout, the Eagles could score more.

    But, what do I know?

  18. tyde4481 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:29 PM

    As a Bears fan, let me thank the league for the privalege of playing a flawless team such as the Packers. In our two games with them, the Packers were called for but one penalty – for punching one of our Bears in the head.

    Outside of that, the Packers played absolutely perfect football- an honor to behold. Not one judgement call was warranted in two entire football games.

    _______________________________

    Specifically?

    Apparently, the league has taken a different approach to calling penalties on the pack since that 20 penalty game in 2010.
    ________________________________

    Specifically? I clearly said the Packers played absolutely perfect football. There were no calls to be made.

    Meanwhile, the brutish Bears got a derserved flag for falling on top of Aaron Rodgers.

  19. blacknole08 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:35 PM

    Huge Panthers fan here.

    I do like our odds to make it to the SB, but realistically if we make it to the NFC title game I will be thrilled. Eagles, Packers and 49ers are all hot right now and could all potentially beat us.

  20. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    I don’t think Randall Cobb would call their pass defense “brutish”. Perhaps “matadorish”.

  21. mf7krime says: Dec 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    The media never lets me down. Whoever won yesterday is now the best team ever and they do it up and down all season.

    Beating an average Bears team with a HORRENDOUS defense now vaults the Packers into the ultra dangerous category.

    They weren’t dangerous before Rodgers got hurt and they’re not now.

  22. leatherface2012 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:42 PM

    12-1 OK so when they get bounced this weekend or next, does goodell just put them in anyway? they will never beat sf and or carolina /new orleans or the seahawks. no freaking way. mark my words, the first playoff game they lose, packer fans will complain its all officiating.

  23. cospgsmadman says: Dec 30, 2013 2:42 PM

    Thats’s funny. I didn’t see the Steelers or Redskins on the list.
    Karma everytime !!!

  24. patsfan22 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:50 PM

    Don’t put any money down on the Broncos! Unless its for them to be one and done that is.

  25. dannymac17 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    Chargers 40-1 odds?

    I like those odds.

    Bring it on.

  26. duece5 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:56 PM

    The OVER valuation of Erin, WITHOUT any defense is laughable…..I predict another 1 and done for the pukes.

    Defense is just TERRIBLE, and the Niners D will be too much for the pukes.

    Cheers to another 0-1 outing……..glad that Mike McCarthy and TT are still at the helm and Rodgers is back, as it glosses over true issues in the packers defense and other area.

    My VIKINGS are TERRIBLE, and they beat the Bears this year……no chest bumping at all by beating the bears…..they are aweful…..the Niners are very good and OWN the packers.

    34-17 Niners……BOOK IT!

    As Harbaugh stated…..bring some knuckles Matthews…..oh never mind, PED dude is out AGAIN with another PED injury….my bad!

  27. dino2997 says: Dec 30, 2013 2:56 PM

    I’ll take the 12-1 odds AGAINST the Packers winning the supper bowl anytime. This team got lucky and is headed for a first round exit.

  28. grruffgrruff says: Dec 30, 2013 3:06 PM

    What wins Superbowls?
    Offense or Defense?

    Offense:

    Denver
    New Eng
    Phila
    Green Bay

    Defense:

    Seattle
    Carolina
    San Fran

    Teams with both O & D:

    NO
    KC
    Cincy

    and finally,

    Indy just got Lucky with Luck…

  29. chawk12thman says: Dec 30, 2013 3:08 PM

    My guess is that the NFC Representative will win the SB. If not the Hawks, then SF, GB or one of the other long shots will beat the AFC in the SB.

  30. grruffgrruff says: Dec 30, 2013 3:08 PM

    Forgot SD, wonder why?

  31. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    What do I win if I bet against the Packers? I cleaned up in 2011.

  32. stevent92 says: Dec 30, 2013 3:21 PM

    Not bad for a team that didn’t beat a single playoff team all year.

  33. hscorpio says: Dec 30, 2013 3:23 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Packers be the 3rd choice in the NFC?

    If one were to apply their record in the games Rodgers finished to the ones he didn’t, they would be 12-4. The half he missed was the easier part of the schedule, too. So picking it up a little is not at all out of the question for 13-3 record.

    Sure their actual 8-7-1 record makes them pretty bad without Rodgers. But since he’s playing now, that’s sort of moot, isn’t it?

  34. phelbin says: Dec 30, 2013 3:31 PM

    Seahawks at 9-5. Really?

    I’m so tired of hearing about the unbeatable Seahawks. Apparently Vegas doesn’t know that the last three Super Bowl winners were 10-6, 9-7, and 10-6. And since the 2000 season only two number one seeds have won the Super Bowl. Those odds are not in Seattle’s favor!

  35. johngaltwho says: Dec 30, 2013 3:35 PM

    Vegas doesnt care about the real odds as much as the perceived odds.

  36. axespray says: Dec 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    The 08 cardinals defense was probably worse than our 2013 defense… Rodgers just needs to play lights out – Dom just needs to dust off the 2011 Aggressive “Get Takeaways!” defensive playbook.

  37. wydok says: Dec 30, 2013 4:02 PM

    Never tell me the odds!

  38. talonh says: Dec 30, 2013 4:37 PM

    What do I win for betting against the Vikings this year?

    I clean up EVERY year with that bet.

  39. lightninglucci says: Dec 30, 2013 5:09 PM

    The Chargers look a bit more ugly step-sister than Cinderella, but hats off for getting invited to the dance.

  40. tomahawk1234 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:47 PM

    Chargers=very lucky to be here with luck to run out quickly.

  41. nineball26 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:48 PM

    why have the Seahawks jumped in front of the Donks? Donks have been in front all year, that can only mean one thing, just like in horse racing the odds move around according to how much is bet on any given horse, if all the money is on one horse the odds go up for the other horses

    can only mean more people think the Seahawks will win it and less people actually believe the Donks will even win the AFC, I have to agree, again it looks like the Patriots are the team will beat over there, they just have it all, experience, tools, patience, you don’t see Brady in a panic trying to bust up every record in town..

    he knows that’s all fun and games until you meet a caroline panthers, 49ers or seahawks that can KAIBOSH your pass game at WILL..

    KC must have slept on them for a reason they want the Donks to think they have it all under control then BOOM!!! KC pulls the rug out from under the Donks and KC moves on to play the Pats in the AFC title..

    just how I see the pecking order over there, sure the ol man can pass for TD’s against the lowest rated defenses in the league but stop his pass attack and he’s left with NOTHING, he made me laugh the last time 2 of his linemen were holding bigtime and he was under duress so he tried to scramble, he almost left his cleats in the pocket, they were like “what are you doing we don’t do that, we stay here in the pocket don’t move you’ll fall down”

    only reason he has those records is cuz his offensive line gets away with murder and his receivers do to, every single game!

    if donk’s did go to the bowl it would be murder, better off having Brady represent the AFC, wont be such a beating..

  42. stellarperformance says: Dec 30, 2013 6:41 PM

    If it weren’t for the tie against the Vikings, the Packers wouldn’t even be here. The Bears owned the in-common opponent tiebreaker. The comeback against the Vikings led by Flynn is significant. The Viking fans were predicting the tie would keep Green Bay out. It was a tie for the Vikings but a win for Green Bay, especially considering the manner in which it was accomplished. Never Give Up. Stay Calm and Carry On!

  43. thesconnienation says: Dec 30, 2013 7:57 PM

    I love the Bears and Vikings fan who say that everyone hates the Packers and subsequently say how the league has rigged games so the Packers win. Makes a lot of sense.

  44. lordfletcher says: Dec 30, 2013 9:27 PM

    I wonder how Aaron is going to do in the playoffs now that his boyfriend / ex has called him out online.

  45. Bigfoot says: Dec 30, 2013 10:27 PM

    Packer fans need to stop eating their own pud

  46. omeimontis says: Dec 31, 2013 4:44 AM

    Since the Packers will be playing the 9ers on Sunday, their odds of winning the Super Bowl is about 1 in a thousand.

  47. atthemurph says: Dec 31, 2013 10:13 AM

    Early weather forecast for Sunday Jan 5th –

    Green Bay, WI

    20% chance of snow
    High Temp: 8 degrees
    Low Temp: -6 degrees
    Wind 12-14mph.

    Better break out the long sleeves.

  48. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 31, 2013 11:21 AM

    Lol. The Packers losing this weekend is worth the trip to the playoffs of for no other reason than seeing horrid losers like deuce and Dino try to convince us that the Packers are worse than their squads, and it will be proven by losing (in the playoffs, where there team won’t be for years. And years. And years.).

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