December 28th, 2012 2:45 pm EST
Seattle Seahawks Odds to Win the Super Bowl
Is there is a hotter team in the NFL right now than the Seattle Seahawks?
The Seattle Seahawks have set the NFL on fire in the past three weeks, amassing an unbelievable 150 points over the likes of the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. The victories over the Bills and Cardinals were certainly impressive, but the beatdown that the Seahawks administered to the San Francisco 49ers was downright astonishing.
On top of that, Richard Sherman won his appeal against the NFL and won't be suspended. That is another huge boost for the Seahawks going into the playoffs.
Now, the Seahawks likely won't win the NFC West - in order to do that, the Seahawks would need to beat the Rams this week, but the 49ers would also have to lose to the Arizona Cardinals, which seems unlikely.
This means that the Seahawks will likely be a wildcard team, but that isn't scaring Las Vegas at all, as the Seahawks are currently listed at 8/1 to win the Super Bowl.
Let's take a look at the current Super Bowl betting odds as of this moment:
Denver Broncos, 4/1
New England Patriots, 5/1
Green Bay Packers, 6/1
Atlanta Falcons, 13/2
Houston Texans, 15/2
San Francisco 49ers, 15/2
Seattle Seahawks, 8/1
Baltimore Ravens, 20/1
Washington Redskins, 22/1
Dallas Cowboys, 40/1
Cincinnati Bengals, 45/1
Chicago Bears, 50/1
Indianapolis Colts, 50/1
Minnesota Vikings, 50/1
New York Giants, 75/1
The Seahawks have moved up tremendously in the past couple of weeks. At the beginning of December, the Seahawks were 20/1 to 30/1 to win the Super Bowl, depending on the sports book.
The Seahawks are clicking at exactly the right time. Rookie QB Russell Wilson has been playing lights out. Marshawn Lynch has been punishing opposing defences. And, on top of that, the Seahawks' defense has been giving their opponents fits. Opposing defences have been run ragged trying to chase down Russell Wilson and stop Marshawn Lynch.
What do you think? Can the Seahawks win this Super Bowl?