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
49ers    6-1 9-2 Jets
250-1 OFF
Broncos 11-2 19-4 Rams
 250-1 OFF
Patriots
13-4 19-4 Buccaneers
 300-1 OFF
Texans
6-1 11-2 Chargers
 500-1 OFF
Falcons
9-1 7-1 Bills
 1000-1 OFF
Packers
 15-2 15-2 Browns
 1000-1 OFF
Seahawks
20-1  16-1 Dolphins
1000-1 OFF
Giants
10-1  20-1 Saints
OFF OFF
Ravens
22-1  28-1 Titans
OFF OFF
Redskins
 35-1  28-1 Raiders
OFF OFF
Cowboys
 40-1  30-1 Lions
OFF OFF
Steelers
 30-1  40-1 Cardinals
OFF OFF
Bears
 35-1  50-1 Eagles
OFF OFF
Bengals
 75-1  50-1 Panthers
OFF OFF
Colts
 40-1  60-1 Chiefs
OFF OFF
Vikings
 100-1  75-1 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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