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Saints Get Snubbed by Vegas

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Yesterday I received updated Super Bowl odds that take into account all of the latest free agency moves made by each team in the NFL. When I quickly perused them to see where the Saints stood, I was shocked - SHOCKED! - to see where Vegas had ranked them.

The Saints are currently 16/1 favorites to win it all in 2011, the same odds as the Ravens and Cowboys. But they're behind seven other teams with better odds. Seven! I know I'm a homer and look at the NFL through black & gold colored glasses but I could name maybe only three teams that I'd claim were better than the Saints.

Most glaring is the Falcons. That's right...the Falcons are more favored to take home the Lombardi Trophy than the Saints, a team that just accomplished the feat two years ago. Chew on that for a bit. I would also assume that to mean they think the Birds will take the division as well.

Also making a huge jump, becoming the third highest favored team in the league, are the Eagles. Their odds of winning the Super Bowl are 8/1, right behind the defending champion Packers at 7/1. Of course that's got to be based purely on the big time off-season moves they've been making in free agency.

And every year - every $&%*# year! - against all common sense, the Chargers manage to slime their way to the top of lists like these without any logical reasoning. They didn't even make the playoffs last year, yet there they are right smack dab in the middle of seven playoff teams from 2010 as the fourth most favored team to win the Super Bowl. Why people have continued to overrate the Chargers for the past three or four years is one of life's great mysteries. I just don't get it and I'm not sure I ever will.

The Panthers are 150/1 longshot.

Anyway, you can see the complete updated Super Bowl odds below.

Odds to win the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (Current)

New England Patriots 13/2

Green Bay Packers 7/1

Philadelphia Eagles 8/1

San Diego Chargers 11/1

New York Jets 12/1

Atlanta Falcons 14/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 14/1

Baltimore Ravens 16/1

Dallas Cowboys 16/1

New Orleans Saints 16/1

Indianapolis Colts 18/1

New York Giants 25/1

Chicago Bears 28/1

Houston Texans 28/1

Detroit Lions 30/1

Minnesota Vikings 30/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30/1

Kansas City Chiefs 40/1

St. Louis Rams 40/1

San Francisco 49ers 50/1

Miami Dolphins 55/1

Arizona Cardinals 65/1

Oakland Raiders 65/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 75/1

Tennessee Titans 75/1

Cleveland Browns 80/1

Denver Broncos 80/1

Seattle Seahawks 80/1

Cincinnati Bengals 100/1

Washington Redskins 100/1

Buffalo Bills 150/1

Carolina Panthers 150/1