|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Seattle Seahawks are going into the playoff season with a losing record, they are the first team in NFL history to qualify for the playoffs in a non-stike season.
The only way for them to finish the season with a winning record is to win the Super Bowl. At 7-9 they may end up also being a record longshot for a Super Bowl win. The Seattle Seahawks have 250-1 Super Bowl sportsbook odds, the biggest longshot the NFL has ever seen.
As we head into the first weekend of the postseason, it is the battle of the wildcards. The New York Jets face the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday in a battle for an AFC Wildcard. Also on Saturday will be the New Orleans Saints vs. the Seattle Seahawks themselves, and most likely it will be the end of the road for the ‘hawks at that point. Then on wildcard day 2 the Baltimore Ravens face the Kansas City Chiefs in hopes of securing that final wildcard spot. Sunday will also feature the last of the NFC wildcard games, the Green Bay Packers vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Seahawks are however, ten point underdogs for Saturday’s game.
The Kansas City Chiefs hold the next longest odds this playoff season at 40-1, then there’s the New York Jets at 25-1 odds to take the championship title this year. The Jets have the third-longest odds because they would have to win three road games to reach the Super Bowl, starting with a Jan. 8 meeting with the Indianapolis Colts, the preseason favorites at 13-2. New York is about a 3-point underdog. The New England Patriots started the 2010 season as the number 5 pick to take it all this year, and they are currently listed at 9-1 odds and are the favorites thanks to their NFL-best regular season record of 14 and 2. The Pats scored a NFL leading 518 points, they have earned a bye week in Week 1 of the playoff season as well as two post season home games. When betting on sports note that the Pats haven’t lost a game at home since the beginning of the 2007 season. A win against the Indianapolis Colts would send the New York Jets to a second-round game in New England against the Patriots, where a 45-3 loss last month was their worst since 1986.