2013 Super Bowl Odds, Week 16: Hello, Seahawks

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

I've made the case that Russell Wilson deserves the Rookie of the Year award already. And it's a position that suddenly isn't so lonely -- lots of people this week have come out in favor of Wilson possibly winning the award.

But the Seahawks' bandwagon is getting pretty, pretty, pretty big. Heading into Week 13, Seattle was 50-1 to win the title. They're now 16-1, quite the sizable jump. That jump will be even bigger if they beat the Super Bowl-favorite 49ers (9-2) on Sunday night, in what is everyone's best bet for the game of the week.

Is Seattle a real Super Bowl contender? I say yes, provided Richard Sherman doesn't lose his appeal on Friday. Seattle has an elite defense that gets all over opposing quarterbacks in different ways, can play tight man-to-man coverage and match up with just about anyone in the passing game, an elite running game and a passing attack that is steadily improving.

A bad loss -- or a bad performance by Wilson and his wideouts -- against the 49ers would seriously stem the optimism for Seattle's Super Bowl hopes.

But a strong showing from Seattle will probably keep their Vegas momentum going. Of course, a victory might put them in play for a home game in the playoffs. And we've seen what they can do at home.

TeamWeek 15 Odds
Week 16 Odds
Trend
TeamWeek 15 Odds
Week 16 Odds
Trend
49ers 6-19-2Jets
250-1OFF
Broncos11-219-4Rams
250-1OFF
Patriots
13-419-4Buccaneers
300-1OFF
Texans
6-111-2Chargers
500-1OFF
Falcons
9-17-1Bills
1000-1OFF
Packers
15-215-2Browns
1000-1OFF
Seahawks
20-1 16-1Dolphins
1000-1OFF
Giants
10-1 20-1Saints
OFFOFF
Ravens
22-1 28-1Titans
OFFOFF
Redskins
35-1 28-1Raiders
OFFOFF
Cowboys
40-1 30-1Lions
OFFOFF
Steelers
30-1 40-1Cardinals
OFFOFF
Bears
35-1 50-1Eagles
OFFOFF
Bengals
75-1 50-1Panthers
OFFOFF
Colts
40-1 60-1Chiefs
OFFOFF
Vikings
100-1 75-1Jaguars
OFFOFF

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