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.

36 responses to “Nevada oddsmaker lists Seahawks as Super Bowl favorites

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. .

    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.


  7. 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 !

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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

  17. 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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