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2012 Super Bowl Odds: Post-NFL Draft Edition

James BrownSenior Analyst IMay 3, 2011

2012 Super Bowl Odds: Post-NFL Draft Edition

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Ronald Mar
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    The 2011 NFL draft is over with and teams look forward to the start of a new season. With the lockout pending, teams are not allowed to sign free agents, but still believe the draft has improved their chances at a Super Bowl.

    Since the NFL teams have changed their roster via the draft, the latest 2012 Super Bowl odds were adjusted. Here are the latest odds to win the big game for every team in the NFL.

Carolina Panthers

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Draft prospect Cam Newton looks on during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. Newton was selected #1 overall by the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 150 to 1

    The Carolina Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. It is rare that a rookie quarterback guides his team to a Super Bowl in the first year under center and that is why the Carolina Panthers have the longest odds to win a ring in 2012.

Buffalo Bills

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with Marcell Dareus, #3 overall pick by the Buffalo Bills, as Dareus holds up a jersey during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Phot
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 150 to 1

    Buffalo focused on the defense and it all started with Marcell Dareus out of Alabama. The Bills played hard against some really good teams last season and they have the chance to be better in 2011, but winning the Super Bowl is highly unlikely and the odds reflect that.

Arizona Cardinals

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    DENVER - AUGUST 30: Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals runs upfield during the NFL preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field on August 30, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 80 to 1

    The Arizona Cardinals are a better team than these odds would indicate. They drafted one of the best players in the league in Patrick Peterson, but still have one big question mark at the quarterback position.

Seattle Seahawks

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during pregame warmups before the Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on January 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (P
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 80 to 1

    Pete Carroll is under fire for his draft selections. The Seahawks also forgot to address the quarterback position and that will leave the Birds scrambling to sign a free agent. This turmoil has made them long shots to win the Super Bowl.

Cleveland Browns

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    CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 02:  Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns fumbles the ball after being hit by defensive end Brett Keisel #99 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Mat
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 60 to 1

    The Cleveland Browns were part of a blockbuster deal with the Atlanta Falcons that netted them plenty of future draft picks. The Browns overhauled their defense in the draft, but are still growing and several years away from being a title contender.

Denver Broncos

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    DENVER, CO - JANUARY 2:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos celebrates a touchdown pass to Eric Decker during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at INVESCO Field at Mile High on January 2, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jus
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 60 to 1

    The Denver Broncos ranked last in several of the key defense categories last year, but they tried to change thing up by drafting Von Miller with the first overall pick. Until the improvement shows on the field, the Broncos are still long shots to bring home the title.

Washington Redskins

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    LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 02: Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan makes a point with a referee in the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field on January 2, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The Giants won the game 17-14.  (Phot
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 60 to 1

    The Washington Redskins had a very solid draft as they acquired draft picks and grabbed players based on need. They did forget to address one key position, and that was the quarterback slot. Until the 'Skins pick up a free agent signal-caller, they will be a big underdog to win the Super Bowl.

Cincinnati Bengals

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the TCU Horned Frogs throws a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 60 to 1

    The Cincinnati Bengals received a high grade from most experts for their 2011 NFL draft. Wide receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Andy Dalton represent the future of the Bengals organization. Unfortunately the future is not now for the Bengals as they have no shot of winning a ring this year.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with Blaine Gabbert, #11 overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, holds up a jersey during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo b
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 60 to 1

    The Jaguars were aggressive in the NFL draft and traded up to grab quarterback Blaine Gabbert. If the season goes south quick, Gabbert could see some time under center this year. Due to that uncertainty, the Jaguars are at long odds to win the Super Bowl.

Tennessee Titans

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies passes against the Syracuse Orange on September 11, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 60 to 1

    The Tennessee Titans stunned the onlookers at the draft by selecting quarterback Jake Locker with the No. 8 overall pick. Drafting a quarterback that high usually means that he will start this season and that indicates no shot at winning a Super Bowl.

Oakland Raiders

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    ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 18:  New Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson (L) poses for a photograph with Raiders owner Al Davis on January 18, 2011 in Alameda, California. Hue Jackson was introduced as the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, replacing the fired Tom
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 50 to 1

    Watching the Oakland Raiders draft is always interesting, because it’s impossible to predict who they are going to select. The draft could have been better for the silver and black, and with all the free agents leaving town, don’t look for a Super Bowl ring anytime soon.

St. Louis Rams

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 05:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams prepares to snap the ball during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Rams defeated th
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 50 to 1

    The St. Louis Rams are an improving team that already has a decent offense. They looked to improve the defense by drafting Robert Quinn. The pick should improve the team, but they are still a ways off from being a Super Bowl contender.

Miami Dolphins

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 02:  Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins pitches the ball as Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots closes in on January 2, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 40 to 1

    The Miami Dolphins grabbed some players they needed in the draft, including offensive lineman Mike Pouncey. Since they did not upgrade at quarterback, it looks like Chad Henne will get another shot at quarterback and the odds are against him to win a Super Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings

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    DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Interim head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the bench while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 20-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Gett
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 40 to 1

    The Minnesota Vikings pulled a bold move in the draft and picked Christian Ponder with their first overall pick. If Ponder starts under center it will be difficult for the Vikings to win the Super Bowl.

San Francisco 49ers

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 09:  Colin Kaepernick #10 of the Nevada Wolf Pack throws the ball against Boston College during the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on January 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 30 to 1

    Good news for San Francisco 49ers fans as they addressed their quarterback concerns in this draft by picking Colin Kaepernick in the second round. Bad news is that Alex Smith could be back under center and that could end the Super Bowl hopes for this year.

Detroit Lions

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with Nick Fairley, #13 overall pick by the Detriot Lions, during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Imag
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 40 to 1

    The Detroit Lions arguably had the best overall draft. With the addition of Nick Fairly on the front line, the Lions will have one of the scariest defenses in the NFL. It’s the health of quarterback Matthew Stafford that makes the Lions a long shot to win a ring.

Kansas City Chiefs

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  Defensive tackle Shaun Smith #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwan
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 30 to 1

    The Kansas City Chiefs beefed up on offense by adding another big target in Jonathan Baldwin. A decent draft won’t translate to a Super Bowl season with so many question marks on the field.

Houston Texans

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Defensive lineman J.J. Watt #99 of the Wisconsin Badgers rushes the TCU Horned Frogs in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 35 to 1

    The Houston Texans needed some serious help on defense and hit the jackpot during the draft. J.J. Watt and Brooks Reed could contribute right away and although the odds are nice, don’t expect the Texans to win the Super Bowl.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses for a phot with Adrian Clayborn, #20 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 30 to 1

    Things are looking up for the Buccaneers as they had a successful season and just missed out on the playoffs. They made vast improvements on defense in the draft by selecting Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. They are a long shot to win the Super Bowl, but the price is nice.

Chicago Bears

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    CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23:  Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears under center while taking on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 20 to 1

    The Chicago Bears need to protect Jay Cutler if they want to go to the big game and they took steps in doing that by picking Gabe Carimi with the first pick. They still need upgrades at a few positions to become a true contender, but they could surprise.

New York Giants

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Prince Amukamara, #19 overall pick by the New York Giants, holds up a jersey on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 15 to 1

    The Giants hit a home run in the draft by nabbing Prince Amukamara with their first overall pick. The defense will be improved, but they play in arguably the toughest division in football so winning the Super Bowl will be a tough hill to climb.

New York Jets

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets reacts during their 2011 AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 12 to 1

    The Jets improved during the draft up front defensively by picking Muhammad Wilkerson. The Jets have been one game away from the Super Bowl two years in a row and that makes these odds pretty tempting.

Dallas Cowboys

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after a touchdown by wide receiver Miles Austin #19 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9,
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 15 to 1

    The Dallas Cowboys picked Tyron Smith with their first pick overall to help protect Tony Romo. While it was a step in the right direction, the Cowboys still have some holes to fill. In the NFC East just making the playoffs will be difficult.

Indianapolis Colts

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    INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 02:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts gives instructions to his team during NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 12 to 1

    The Colts did not have enough help front to run the ball, so Peyton Manning became a sitting duck. The Colts used the draft to bolster run blocking and protection starting with Anthony Castonzo. If the rookies come together on the line the Colts could be Super Bowl-bound and worth a wager.

Baltimore Ravens

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after defeating the New York Jets during their home opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 13, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Gett
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 12 to 1

    The Baltimore Ravens seem to be close every year recently but cannot get over the hump. This could be the year as Jimmy Smith should contribute in the secondary as Ray Lewis makes one last run for another ring.

Atlanta Falcons

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) poses for a photo with Julio Jones, #6 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons, holds up a jersey on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Ph
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 15 to 1

    The Atlanta Falcons believe they are one good player away from winning a ring. They traded away multiple picks to get that player in wide receiver Julio Jones. Now they will see if it was worth it when the season kicks off.

Philadelphia Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after a touchdown in the thrid quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 15 to 1

    Michael Vick has a full year under his belt and will be ready to make a run to the Super Bowl. The Eagles helped him out by drafting protection with their first pick. Danny Watkins will be productive on the front line and if they can get through the division, they have a shot.

San Diego Chargers

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    DENVER - JANUARY 02:  Running back Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers eludes linebacker Robert Ayers #56 of the Denver Broncos as he rushes for a 31 yard touchdown on fourth down and one yard to go in the fourth quarter at INVESCO Field at Mile Hi
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 12 to 1

    The San Diego Chargers had a very successful draft. Corey Liuget will help out on defense and the Bolts already are loaded on offense. The problem is the Chargers always seem to stumble down the stretch.

Pittsburgh Steelers

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after Rashard Mendenhall #34 ran for an eight yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 9 to 1

    The Steelers went to the Super Bowl a year ago, so they have a good chance to go again. They filled needs with their draft starting with Cameron Heyward up front to get younger, and Curtis Brown to play corner if they lose players to free agency. The Steelers are always worth a look to win it all.

New England Patriots

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 02:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown by teammate BenJarvis Green-Ellis in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins on January 2, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 5 to 1

    As long as the Patriots have Tom Brady they are a threat to win the Super Bowl, but fans were left scratching their heads after the draft. The Patriots did not grab a pass rusher and reached on running backs. As usual they stocked up on picks for next year, but this draft was not impressive.

Green Bay Packers

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy as FOX analyast Terry Bradshaw and Packers' General manager Ted Thompson looks on following the Packers 31-25 win in Super Bowl XLV a
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 5 to 1

    The defending champions are always worthy of a look to return to the Super Bowl, but in a league that is filled with parity it will be hard to repeat. Picking Derek Sherrod No. 1 to protect Aaron Rodgers is a great move, but don’t look for Green Bay to bring another title home next year.

New Orleans Saints

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) poses for a photo with Mark Ingram, #28 overall pick by the New Orleans Saints, holds up a jersey on stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.
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    Odds to Win Super Bowl XLVI: 15 to 1

    The New Orleans Saints had one of the best drafts in the NFL. They addressed their concerns on defense with the selection of Cameron Jordan and traded back into the first round to nab running back Mark Ingram. The Saints are a nice value to win the Super Bowl at 15 to 1 and seems to be the best bet on the board.

    With free agency and the lockout standing in the way, anything can happen. However, the odds give us a chance to talk football and get excited about the upcoming season.

    Matt Regaw is a B/R Featured Columnist and the founder of BookieBlitz.com, your one-stop shop for sports articles, previews and predictions. Feel free to contact Matt at mregaw@gmail.com.

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