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  • ###less###p(((great)))The Patriots and 49ers have the best early odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII, as released by LVH (Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) on Jan. 14.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))New England (6-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Another offseason with a sour taste in their mouths after a playoff exit.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))San Francisco (8-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Heading to the Super Bowl for first time in 18 years with a great young QB, defense.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Denver Broncos (8-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Won’t question Peyton in 2013, but Denver figures to have tougher schedule.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Green Bay Packers (10-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Loss to 49ers puts offseason focus on improving the defense.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Seattle Seahawks (10-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Ahead of most teams with their talent at QB, RB and in the secondary.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Houston Texans (12-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Have made great strides, but Patriots showed how far away Houston is.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Atlanta Falcons (15-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Like the 2012 season, Falcons not getting a ton of early respect from Vegas.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Pittsburgh Steelers (15-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Could be a much different Steelers team after disappointing 2012.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))New Orleans Saints (15-1)###less###/strong(((great))) With Sean Payton back, bounty stuff over, Saints are on the upswing.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Baltimore Ravens (20-1)###less###/strong(((great))) A new Ravens team with the pendulum shifting to the offense.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))New York Giants (20-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Still have Eli, Cruz and JPP, but not a ton of confidence from the public.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Chicago Bears (30-1)###less###/strong(((great))) If Marc Trestman can get the best out of Jay Cutler, watch out for Chicago.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Cincinnati Bengals (30-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Back-to-back playoff appearances, but still no postseason win since 1990.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Dallas Cowboys (30-1)###less###/strong(((great))) How many more chances will Romo have to prove he can win the big one?###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))San Diego Chargers (30-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Like Romo, Cutler, a Super Bowl appearance continues to elude Rivers.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Washington Redskins (30-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Hard to put much early faith in Redskins with RG3’s knee in mind.###less###/p(((great)))
    Page 2 of 3 - ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Detroit Lions (40-1)###less###/strong(((great))) A lot to fix this offseason, but still have the Stafford-to-Megatron connection.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Indianapolis Colts (40-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Sky’s the limit if the 2012 rookie class all takes that Year Two leap.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Minnesota Vikings (40-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Don’t have to worry about AP’s knee, it’s the QB position that’s a concern.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Carolina Panthers (40-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Finished 2012 strong, we’ll see how offense looks without Chudzinski.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))New York Jets (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) New coordinators, new GM, same Mark Sanchez, though.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Philadelphia Eagles (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Got their man in Chip Kelly; let’s see if he’s a Harbaugh or Saban.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))St. Louis Rams (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Plenty of positives from 2012 season; crucial year coming up for Bradford.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Miami Dolphins (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Plenty of cap room, draft picks for Miami to improve this offseason.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Tampa Bay Buccaneers (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Solid young nucleus, but pressure is squarely on Josh Freeman.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Cleveland Browns (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Turner and Horton give Chudzinski quite the pair of coordinators.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Kansas City Chiefs (50-1)###less###/strong(((great))) How much time will Andy Reid need to turn the Chiefs around?###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Tennessee Titans (100-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Clearly not a lot of confidence in a Jake Locker-led Titans team.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Buffalo Bills (100-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Brand new staff hopes to get the most out of a big-name defensive line.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Arizona Cardinals (100-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Bruce Arians inherits a solid defense, but a host of questions on offense.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Oakland Raiders (150-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Cap issues remain, but at least Oakland gets a first-round pick this year.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))###less###strong(((great)))Jacksonville Jaguars (150-1)###less###/strong(((great))) Gus Bradley’s first question for 2013 — who will start at quarterback?###less###/p(((great)))
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