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New York Jets Odds To Win 2009 Super Bowl

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Dec/20/2008
New York Jets

Just a few weeks ago the talk was about the New York Jets getting into the 2009 Super Bowl and playing a subway series with the New York Giants.  Then they floundered.  Even last week, the Jets just barely squeaked by with a win.  As such the New York Jets odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl have been set at just over 14/1 or +1450 at Bookmaker.com

Brett Favre and the struggling New York Jets look to move closer to securing a playoff spot in what could be a snowy Seattle this weekend, but to do so, they'll have to reverse a trend of poor performances on the West Coast.

Holmgren is stepping down at the end of this season after 10 years in Seattle, and though the Seahawks (3-11) have struggled with injuries this season -- quarterback Matt Hasselbeck likely will miss his eighth game Sunday -- the coach's tenure has included six division titles and a Super Bowl appearance.

Including playoffs, Favre's Packers were 4-2 against Holmgren's Seahawks since the coach's departure from Green Bay -- a slate of games that included a 42-20 Packers victory in a divisional playoff game last season in which Favre dodged snowflakes to throw for three touchdowns without an interception.

If Favre wants to return to the postseason, he'll likely have to lead the Jets (9-5) to a win in Sunday's game, which forecasts predict also could be played in snowy conditions.

"It's going to be a very, very big game for them. And it will be a fun game for me," Holmgren said.

The snow would favor the Jets more than it would Seattle, where the white stuff is not all so common. The Jets are also used to playing in freezing cold conditions. Favre of course comes from one of the snowiest places around in Green Bay, or maybe not.
Once known for his uncanny excellence for playing in freezing conditions, the quarterback has struggled in his past few outings in the cold.

Favre is 67-23, including 2-1 this season, when playing in temperatures of 45 degrees or less. But he's also 1-6, including the playoffs, on the road when the temperature is below 34 degrees. It's currently expected to be around 34 and snowing at kickoff Sunday.

The Jets will do anything these days for an edge. Not only will they be up against lousy weather, they'll have to erase the stigma that they can't win on the West Coast. New York is winless in three previous trips this season, losing at San Diego, Oakland and San Francisco.

"I think the bottom line is we just haven't been executing," wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery said. "It hasn't been that we haven't adjusted to the time zone and all that stuff. We just haven't executed. What we've been focusing on all week long is the X's and O's part of it and just trying to get ourselves mentally ready to play."

Before this season, the Jets' last venture to the West Coast ended with a victory when they beat the Chargers in the wild-card round of the 2004 playoffs. New York is tied with Miami and New England for first place in the AFC East, but will win the division with victories at Seattle and against the Dolphins next weekend.

"With the importance of this game, you've got to kind of try something like (practicing in the snow)," Pace said. "Regardless if you go out west or you go to Indiana, you still have to go to someone else's home, so you've got to be on point."

Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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