2014 Super Bowl Odds

ravens terrell suggsThe Ravens magical playoff run ended with a 34-31 Super Bowl XLVII win over the favored 49ers. Unfortunately for Baltimore, it is not favored to hang on to the Lombardi next year. The odds makers at Bovada.lv have already released 2014 Super Bowl Odds and they have the Niners and Broncos listed as 7-1 co-favorites to win next year’s championship. Rounding out the top six are the Patriots (15/2), Packers (10/1), Ravens (12/1), and Seahawks (12/1). The least favored team to win Super Bowl XLVIII, which will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is the Jacksonville Jaguars at 150-1 odds.

Baltimore’s 2012 season is proof positive that late season momentum is not a necessary requirement for a team to win the Super Bowl. No other team had less momentum entering the playoffs than the Ravens, who had dropped four of five games before welcoming the Colts to M&T Bank Stadium for a Wild Card showdown.

Baltimore won that contest with relative ease, topping Indy 24-9. The Ravens divisional round meeting with Denver proved far more difficult, though. The football gods repeatedly smiled on Joe Flacco and company in a double overtime 38-35 win over the top seeded Broncos. Baltimore may have felt a sense of invincibility following its improbable win against Denver as the Patriots hardly stood a chance in the AFC Championship Game. John Harbaugh’s troops shredded New England 28-13 to earn a meeting with the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

Flacco, who will become a free agent this off-season, proved a playoff and Super Bowl hero as he finished the postseason with 1,140 pass yards, 11 touchdowns (zero interceptions), and a 118 passer rating. The Ravens will, obviously, do whatever it takes to retain Flacco, but they do have some salary cap issues which could result in the departure of players like Anquan Boldin and Jacoby Jones, two players who were integral to Baltimore’s Super Bowl success.

2014 Super Bowl Odds: Provided by Bovada.lv

Denver Broncos 7-1
San Francisco 49ers 7-1
New England Patriots 15-2
Green Bay Packers 10-1
Baltimore Ravens 12-1
Seattle Seahawks 12-1
Houston Texans 14-1
Atlanta Falcons 18-1
New Orleans Saints 18-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 18-1
Chicago Bears 20-1
New York Giants 20-1
Dallas Cowboys 25-1
Washington Redskins 30-1
Indianapolis Colts 33-1
Cincinnati Bengals 35-1
Detroit Lions 35-1
Minnesota Vikings 35-1
Philadelphia Eagles 35-1
San Diego Chargers 35-1
New York Jets 40-1
Carolina Panthers 50-1
Kansas City Chiefs 50-1
Miami Dolphins 50-1
St. Louis Rams 50-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50-1
Arizona Cardinals 66-1
Cleveland Browns 66-1
Tennessee Titans 66-1
Buffalo Bills 100-1
Oakland Raiders 100-1
Jacksonville Jaguars 150-1