With week 17 of the NFL regular season coming to an end on Sunday, NFL betting lines have been quickly adjusted for the remaining combatants. The NFL betting enthusiast of 2010-11 will be witness to a couple of new things this playoff season. Firstly, they will see Wild Card teams with 11 wins battle it out against division winners with fewer than 10 wins. Secondly, 2011 marks the first year ever where at least one Super Bowl contender has odds of 150 to one to win the Super BowlAs of this writing, the four teams with the best possible odds to win the Super Bowl all conveniently have first round byes. The Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers share identical Super Bowl odds today at five to one. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears, the other team in the NFC to receive a bye, are the longest shot of the four bye teams, with odds starting at 10 to one. What’s more, the New England Patriots, at an astounding 14 and two have the league’s best odds at 13 to 10 making them a likely Doc's Sports Super Bowl Picks Favorite.
Moving on to the teams due to play in the quarterfinals this coming weekend, the teams with the best Doc's Sports Super Bowl Odds are Green Bay, New Orleans and Philadelphia. The Packers odds similar to the Chicago Bears are an astounding 10 to one. We say astounding, because only a few weeks ago, it didn’t appear as if the Packers would even get into the playoffs. However on the last day of the season, they were able to clinch the final playoff spot.
New Orleans is a team that although they have decent odds, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them not return to the Super Bowl for a second year in a row. At 12 to one odds, they face NFC West division winner the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Despite winning the West division, as we noted earlier, the Seahawks are the first ever Super Bowl contender to have 150 to one odds at winning the prized trophy.