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2011 NFL Playoff, Super Bowl XLV Odds

With Wild Card weekend officially in the books, we can look ahead to the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs - and of course, we can still look ahead to the Super Bowl.

First things first - there's no real surprises in who's favored this weekend. Both the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears are massive favorites, with New England opening as nine point favorites and the Bears as nine and a half - and even 11 point favorites at 5Dimes.com. The Seahawks probably don't mind being gigantic underdogs since they upset the Saints on Saturday facing similar odds. Rex Ryan still probably thinks the Jets are the best team of all time or something like that and is probably pissed off.

Not surprisingly, the Steelers are also favored to win their game. They'll play host to the Ravens as three and a half point favorites. Pittsburgh, of course, is coming off a bye week.

Green Bay is barely even an underdog at all - despite being the sixth seed playing against the No. 1 seed Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons open up as one point favorites, which just goes to show one of two things, maybe both: the Packers are pretty good and nobody is really sold on Atlanta.

Interestingly, Bodog likes Green Bay's chances to win the Super Bowl. The Packers, even though they'd have to play on the in the NFC title game as well as this weekend, have 5/1 odds on winning the Super Bowl.

New England still has the lowest odds at 7/4, not surprisingly.

The worst odds? Well, also not surprisingly, those belong to the Seahawks, who are at 40/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLV.

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