The Packers Are Being Disrespected in Super Bowl Odds

Zach Brunner
Aaron Jones has 19 touchdowns from scrimmage this season.
Aaron Jones has 19 touchdowns from scrimmage this season. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The NFL Playoffs are set, with 12 teams still alive and fighting for a Super Bowl championship. One of the most disrespected teams in their odds to win it all are the Green Bay Packers, who are just +850 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Packers controlled their own destiny in Week 17, defeating the Detroit Lions and claiming the No. 2 seed in the NFC. This means Green Bay has a first-round bye, allowing them to get healthier for the divisional round. More importantly, this means they only need three wins become Super Bowl Champs, and it guarantees them at least one game at Lambeau Field.

Aaron Rodgers has a 71-18-1 record in 90 career games at Lambeau Field, and playing at home should give him an advantage over whoever he's up against in the Divisional Round.

While the Packers have not put up flashy numbers this season, they are battle tested. Nine of Green Bay's games have come against teams that finished with an 8-8 record or better. The Pack went 7-2 in those games, proving they are capable of beating anybody.

The Packers have only the fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl, trailing the Baltimore Ravens (+220), San Francisco 49ers (+400) and Kansas City Chiefs (+450), who join them in having a first-round bye, and even sitting behind the New Orleans Saints (+600), who will be in action against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card Round.

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