Green Bay Packers 2012 Super Bowl Odds
As the NFC top-seeded Green Bay Packers prepare for their first playoff game in their quest for consecutive Super Bowl titles, they must not only deal with a red-hot NY Giants team, but also with the latest 2012 Super Bowl trends. It’s hard to believe that historically, the same amount of No.1 seeds and 6th seeded teams have gone on to win the Vince Lombardi trophy since the turn of the new millennium. In fact, the Packers themselves captured their first Super Bowl ring in 14 years, after going into the postseason as the sixth seed in the 2010 NFL Playoffs.
“Everybody is in the playoffs now, everybody has a chance to make their run,” said reigning Super Bowl MVP, Aaron Rodgers. “We did it last year as the sixth seed, the Steelers did it as the sixth seed, the Giants as a five seed. We know it’s going to be tough. It’s going to be tough games and we’ll be fortunate enough to have that at home and I’m excited about that advantage.”
Not only did seeding have nothing to do with the outcome of those games, but neither did home-field advantage. Rodgers & Co. went into three extremely hard places to win — Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago — before punching their ticket to Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Once there, the cheese-heads took care of business, ousting the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. However, this time, Mike McCarthy will be on the other side of things, as finishing with the best record granted them a bye week and home-field advantage all the way to the Super Bowl… if they make it there, that is.
It’s hard to believe that over the last seven years, only one No.1 seed has gone on to win the Super Bowl. That team was, of course, the New Orleans Saints (2009) beating Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Florida. Furthermore, in the past four postseasons three NFC top-seeds have not only fell short of reaching the big dance, but they’ve also been eliminated in the Divisional round.
“It’s all out there. You start the season and everybody is optimistic about where they’ll be at this point,” said Packers cornerback Charles Woodson. “For us to come through that to be where we are right now with this opportunity, it’s great to be a part of it. We understand as a team that we still have a long way to go. We’re 15-1. To have it all out in front of you — to clinch the division, clinch the bye week, clinch home field advantage — there’s only one things to do and that’s finish it.”
Fortunately for them, the Packers will at least have the 2012 Super Bowl Odds on their side, as NFL Playoffs experts have them listed as the clear-cur favorites to repeat. Who do you think will win the 2012 Super Bowl? I, for one believe that the winner of Sunday’s game between the Packers and Giants might go all the way! But don’t play the guessing game, it’s way too costly!
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Check out the latest 2012 Super Bowl Odds:
Green Bay Packers: 19/10
New England Patriots: 11/4
New Orleans Saints: 7/2
Baltimore Ravens: 7/1
San Francisco 49ers: 13/1
New York Giants: 14/1
Houston Texans: 30/1
Denver Broncos: 35/1