Aaron Rodgers Injury Shifts Super Bowl Odds
November 8, 2013
Green Bay Packers drop significantly
The Green Bay Packers faced the Chicago Bears earlier this week in a primetime game that would affect the rest of the season. Aaron Rodgers was severely injured, breaking his collarbone and leaving the Packers unable to finish the job they started on their home field. However, the injury is not just limited to this one game and will continue to have significant repercussions for the rest of the season.
From Super Bowl contender to a regular team
To say that Aaron Rodgers was an important part of the Green Bay Packers team would be an understatement and without him, it seems that the team quickly dropped from being a Super Bowl contender to just another football team taking part in the NFL season. The injury could see Rodgers on the bench for the next 4-6 weeks and the Packers dropped from being a 9-1 contender to 14-1. Some bookmakers go as low as 20/1, devastating Packers supporters which were looking forward to seeing their team go all the way this season after the great run they were having in the first half. Things are certainly not looking good for Green Bay as the pressure is now on the rest of the team to fill the hole and do their best to win the NFC North for the third year in a row.
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There is still no information on how long Rodgers will be out but it does look like he will miss most of the second half of the season. All eyes will be Seneca Wallace to see how he does in the first week and if things don’t go well and Rodgers’ injury keeps him away from the grass for long, the odds will continue to fall.
2014 Super Bowl odds
With Green Bay under the question mark, the Bears and the Lions have quickly moved up the short list for the 2014 Super Bowl; both now being at 33-1.
The Denver Broncos remain the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year with 3/1 odds, which should reflect the strength of the team right now. The second name on the list is the Seattle Seahawks which should give the Broncos a run for their money according to the 5/1 odds to lift the trophy in 2014. The San Francisco 49ers complete the top three with bookmakers giving them 7/1 odds. The New England Patriots are not far behind at 8/1, followed by the New Orleans Saints at 9/1.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been having a great season thus far, winning all of their nine games and are tied with the Cincinnati Bengals at 14/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. All of these teams are now more likely to win the title than the Green Bay Packers and it will all come down to the next week to see how the team does and in which direction the odds will continue to go.
Those that are hoping Rodgers will miraculously recover from the major injury should get their bets in right now since the odds will not remain like this for a long time. On the other hand, if you want to play it a bit more cautiously, the injury should act as a big red flag and you should keep away from betting on the Packers to win any of their upcoming games for now. http://www.bonus-betting.com/aaron-rodgers-injury-shifts-super-bowl-odds/ http://www.bonus-betting.com/aaron-rodgers-injury-shifts-super-bowl-odds/ http://www.bonus-betting.com/aaron-rodgers-injury-shifts-super-bowl-odds/The chances that Seneca Wallace will replicate the same performance from the injured No. 12 are pretty slim.