Poll: Do you agree with oddsmakers on Super Bowl winner and MVP?
The Green Bay Packers may be a sixth-seeded team playing on the road in the NFC championship game, but they are the early favorites to win Super Bowl XLV, according to odds posted on BetUS.com.
Green Bay, the sixth seed in the NFC, is listed as the 7-to-4 favorite to win the Super Bowl, followed by the AFC second-seed Pittsburgh Steelers at 2 to 1, AFC sixth-seed New York Jets at 7 to 2 and NFC second-seed Chicago Bears at 9 to 2.
The Packers and Steelers -- both three-point favorites in Sunday's conference championship games -- are heavy favorites to meet in the Super Bowl at 11-to-10 odds. Odds of the Packers facing the Jets and the Steelers playing the Bears are both listed at 5 to 2, and a Bears-Jets match-up is listed at 5 to 1.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a 3-to-2 favorite as Super Bowl MVP, with Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger right behind him at 2 to 1. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has 4-to-1 odds in that category, with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tied with Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall at 10 to 1.
Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, now with the Jets, is listed at 15-to-1 odds to win the MVP in what would be his first Super Bowl appearance.
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-- Chuck Schilken