Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Super Bowl odds, vote for the Eagles

When Super Bowl ends and the looking ahead to the next begins ...

Super Bowl odds, vote for the Eagles

Michael Vick and the Eagles have 15-1 odds to win the Super Bowl next year, according to (Yong Kim/Staff File Photo)
Michael Vick and the Eagles have 15-1 odds to win the Super Bowl next year, according to (Yong Kim/Staff File Photo)

 When Super Bowl ends and the looking ahead to the next begins ...

The bigger question might be whether there is pro football next year and what form the oddseason -- which is what this next stretch should be called instead -- takes, but the oddsmakers are the oddsmakers. posted its odds for who will win Super Bowl XLVI. Here is the list in alphabetical order, but the Eagles come in at 15-1. Defending champion Green Bay has the shortest odds among teams in the NFC at 6-1.

Arizona Cardinals 100/1

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Atlanta Falcons 12/1

Baltimore Ravens 12/1

Buffalo Bills 200/1

Carolina Panthers 300/1

Chicago Bears 15/1

Cincinnati Bengals 60/1

Cleveland Browns 60/1

Dallas Cowboys 18/1

Denver Broncos 50/1

Detroit Lions 50/1

Green Bay Packers 6/1

Houston Texans 35/1

Indianapolis Colts 8/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 40/1

Kansas City Chiefs 25/1

Miami Dolphins 40/1

Minnesota Vikings 40/1

New England Patriots 9/2

New Orleans Saints 15/1

New York Giants 15/1

New York Jets 8/1

Oakland Raiders 50/1

Philadelphia Eagles 15/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 7/1

San Diego Chargers 12/1

San Francisco 49ers 40/1

Seattle Seahawks 100/1

St Louis Rams 60/1

Tampa Bay Buccanneers 25/1

Tennessee Titans 60/1

Washington Redskins 60/1

Here is at least one vote for the Eagles. Football columnist Gary Myers, of the New York Daily News, annually predicts the teams in the next Super Bowl in his day-after column. His choice: Eagles vs. Jets.

Writes Myers: As far as the Eagles go, they looked like the best team in the NFC after that wild four-touchdown barrage in the final 8:17 against the Giants in the 14th game that wiped out a 31-10 deficit and essentially won them the division. But they lost their last two games in the regular season to the Vikings and Cowboys and then were eliminated at home by the Packers in the wild-card game.

Michael Vick is a free agent but there is no way the Eagles will let him go. If franchise tags are allowed on Thursday, they will use it on Vick. They have already invested too much in him to lose him and he has found a home in Philly.

He has the most explosive firepower around him in the league with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy.

It's hard to forecast, of course, what teams will look like next season. On the average, each team has about 15 unrestricted free agents. Should the Jets lose free agents Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards, who is Mark Sanchez going to throw to besides Jerricho Cotchery? If somehow the Eagles lose Vick, they are not going to the Super Bowl with Kevin Kolb.


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