The Green Bay Packers odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl have been set early at 16/1 at AceSportsbook.com, great payout odds if you ask us.
But 16/1 odds for a team that recently won a Super Bowl?
Let’s look at some of the potential drawbacks coming into the 2013-2014 season.
Over the years, Green Bay has been especially reliant on Draft choices and this is notable in that the Packers have failed to move beyond the divisional playoffs over the past two seasons.
There is something else that concerns oddsmakers, that being injuries. The Packers have been rattled by injuries in two of the last three seasons.
The real weakness with Green Bay lies with Special Teams. Kicker Mason Crosby ranked last in the league in 2012 with a field goal percentage of 63.6. This matters in tight games, and Green Bay had a few of those last year.
Three of the Packers losses were by 3 or fewer points in 2012. They also just barely got by New Orleans with a 28-27 win while beating an under .500 Detroit Lions team by 4 points.
Should the Draft choices in recent years translate into something special, the defense improves and the Packers stay healthy, this is a team that can definitely be a Super Bowl contender with Aaron Rodgers quarterbacking.
So, yes, 16-1 to win the 2014 Super Bowl is certainly worth at least a small bet we here at Gambling911.com believe.
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Odds to Win 2014 Super Bowl
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