Odds don't favor Bears

The national view of the Bears is that Lovie Smith's initial season as head coach will be a rebuilding process. The Vegas oddsmakers are in agreement with the media, listing the odds on Chicago winning the Super Bowl at 30/1.

At this time last year Carolina was a long shot to win the Super Bowl, but not for a last second field goal from Adam Vinatieri the game would have went into overtime. The unpredictable nature of the NFL even burns the Vegas oddsmakers.

According to the gaming website vegas.com, New England (4:1), Philadelphia (7:2) and Minnesota (6:1) are the top three favorites to win the Super Bowl. The other top contenders include Green Bay, St. Louis and Indianapolis – all at 7:1 – and Kansas City at 8:1.

Current odds to win the 2005 Super Bowl
New England Patriots 4/1
Philadelphia Eagles 7/2
Minnesota Vikings 6/1
Indianapolis Colts 7/1
St. Louis Rams 7/1
Green Bay Packers 7/1
Kansas City Chiefs 8/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10/1
Tennessee Titans 10/1
Denver Broncos 10/1
Washington Redskins 10/1
Baltimore Ravens 10/1
Seattle Seahawks 12/1
Carolina Panthers 15/1
Dallas Cowboys 15/1
Miami Dolphins 17/1
Atlanta Falcons 17/1
New York Jets 20/1
Oakland Raiders 20/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 20/1
New York Giants 25/1
Cincinnati Bengals 25/1
Buffalo Bills 25/1
Chicago Bears 30/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 30/1
San Francisco 49ers 30/1
New Orleans Saints 35/1
Cleveland Browns 40/1
Houston Texans 50/1
Detroit Lions 60/1
San Diego Chargers 80/1
Arizona Cardinals 100/1

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