DMN: Saints, Colts midseason favorites

Oddsmakers aren’t high on the NFC East. Michael Lombardi

Print This November 06, 2009, 10:59 AM EST

QUOTE: “Perfection is attained, not when no more can be added, but when no more can be removed.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery, French writer

Las Vegas oddsmakers put out put their midseason Super Bowl odds, and here’s a look at the top 20 teams:

Odds to win Super Bowl XLIV

New Orleans Saints - 3/1
Indianapolis Colts - 5/1
New England Patriots - 11/2
Minnesota Vikings - 8/1
Pittsburgh Steelers - 10/1
Baltimore Ravens - 13/1
Philadelphia Eagles - 14/1
Dallas Cowboys - 18/1
New York Giants - 18/1
Denver Broncos - 22/1
San Diego Chargers -  22/1
Cincinnati Bengals - 25/1
Arizona Cardinals - 35/1
Chicago Bears - 35/1
Green Bay Packers - 35/1
Houston Texans - 35/1
Atlanta Falcons - 40/1
Miami Dolphins - 60/1
New York Jets - 60/1
San Francisco 49ers - 65/1

Here are the remaining teams, but if someone is dumb enough to place these bets, they deserve to lose.

Carolina Panthers - 150/1
Jacksonville Jaguars - 200/1
Seattle Seahawks - 200/1
Buffalo Bills - 400/1
Tennessee Titans - 400/1
Washington Redskins - 500/1
Oakland Raiders - 750/1
Cleveland Browns - 1000/1
Detroit Lions - 1000/1
Kansas City Chiefs - 1000/1
St. Louis Rams - 1000/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 1000/1

So what does this tell us? One thing for sure, the Vegas boys are impressed with the Saints and Colts. They don’t believe a team can reach the Super Bowl from the NFC East, and they still like the Baltimore Ravens a little more than they did to start the season. They also like the Vikings and the Saints to play in the NFC Championship game. And in spite of the Denver Broncos’ success, Vegas doesn’t think they’re Super Bowl contenders.

I’m not sure I disagree with their order right now, but I do know that one of the NFC East teams will get hot or keep playing well and make a huge statement. Not sure which one, but this weekend’s Cowboys-Eagles game will help answer some questions.

What do you think?

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