2013 Super Bowl Odds, Week 16: Hello, Seahawks

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.

Team Week 15 Odds
Week 16 Odds
Trend
Team Week 15 Odds
Week 16 Odds
Trend
San Francisco 49ers    6-1 9-2 New York Jets
250-1 OFF
Denver Broncos 11-2 19-4 Los Angeles Rams
 250-1 OFF
New England Patriots
13-4 19-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 300-1 OFF
Houston Texans
6-1 11-2 Los Angeles Chargers
 500-1 OFF
Atlanta Falcons
9-1 7-1 Buffalo Bills
 1000-1 OFF
Green Bay Packers
 15-2 15-2 Cleveland Browns
 1000-1 OFF
Seattle Seahawks
20-1  16-1 Miami Dolphins
1000-1 OFF
New York Giants
10-1  20-1 New Orleans Saints
OFF OFF
Baltimore Ravens
22-1  28-1 Tennessee Titans
OFF OFF
Washington Redskins
 35-1  28-1 Oakland Raiders
OFF OFF
Dallas Cowboys
 40-1  30-1 Detroit Lions
OFF OFF
Pittsburgh Steelers
 30-1  40-1 Arizona Cardinals
OFF OFF
Chicago Bears
 35-1  50-1 Philadelphia Eagles
OFF OFF
Cincinnati Bengals
 75-1  50-1 Carolina Panthers
OFF OFF
Indianapolis Colts
 40-1  60-1 Kansas City Chiefs
OFF OFF
Minnesota Vikings
 100-1  75-1 Jacksonville Jaguars
OFF OFF

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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