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As expected, Vegas says the Redskins are Super Bowl long shots

May 13, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT


The smartest guys in the room in Las Vegas didn’t think they Redskins had much of a chance of winning the Super Bowl before the draft. What took place during the draft didn’t change their minds.

The betting odds have the Redskins as a 50-1 shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Glendale, Arizona next February. Those are the same odds that they were given prior to drafting eight players last week.

If you stack up these odds, the Redskins are expected to finish in a familiar spot, last in the NFC East. The Cowboys and Giants are both listed at 40-1 and the Eagles are on the fringe of the Super Bowl favorites at 22-1.

Even though there rarely are Super Bowl rematches, that’s what is favored to happen this year. The Seahawks, last years champions, are 6-1 while the Broncos, Seattle’s victims in a Super Bowl beatdown, are 7-1.

Here is the full list of current odds.


  1. mrx149 - May 13, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Vegas odds have less to do with how good a team is and more about where the money is bet. Popular teams such as the Cowboys will have more money bet on them, therefore, they will have lower odds to make them a less attractive bet . In the end, the casino wants each team to have the same about of cash bet on each team. Another example. The Patriots opened at 15 to 1 the day after the Super Bowl, but so much money was bet on them during the first two weeks, they were adjusted to 7 to 1 to make them less attractive.

  2. internetcareer - May 13, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Wow! Who would have thought that all the experts, Vegas, ESPN jocks, and all the other average brains in the world would have predicted that whoever played in last years Superbowl…..would be the same teams that will play in the next one. Happens every year. Last year Baltimore was the BIG favorite to Repeat and go to the Superbowl. ESPN EXPERTS were claiming Baltimore Defense would be even better without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. It was amazing how the average brains think.

    Nostradamus HERE!……. No the Seahawks will not be back but Denver will. Hawks have lost 5 Defensive players and starters and A key receiver…..AND they were pretty much injury free in their Core. That never happens 2 years in a row so expect some key injuries. Not hoping for it just predicting what usually happens.

    The Redskins are the wildcard in all of this because yes they will create more drama, Griffin will get injured, Jackson will get involved in some gang controversy, Orakpo will get injured, and Haslett will get fired halfway through the season…..OR…none of that will happen and the Skins will make a run at the Superbowl which is what I believe is more likely. Vegas is very very wrong but I’ll take those odds and win some money.

    • alextwrs - May 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      I don’t remember any pundits saying the ravens def would be better without those two. I do remember them saying they will rely on clock management and running the ball to keep the def off the field. Didn’t happen on either end. Archives

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