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New York Giants Open with 20-1 Super Bowl XLVIII Odds

January 21st, 2013 at 6:40 PM
By Paul Tierney

'Eli Manning' photo (c) 2012, Mike Morbeck - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ For the New York Giants, the 2013 offseason is still in it's infancy. Free agency has yet to begin, the NFL draft is still three months away and the front office still has decisions to make regarding several veterans on the roster. In fact, the official start of the offseason is still two weeks away, after the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVII. However, for some, it's still not too early to begin looking forward to the 2013 season. Today, the Giants opened up with 20-1 odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII, which tied them with the Baltimore Ravens for the 10th best odds.

The New England Patriots led the pack with 6-1 odds, followed by the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos at 8-1. The Giants had the best odds of any team in the NFC East, as the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins each came in at 30-1 and the Philadelphia Eagles open at 50-1.

Obviously, these odds are incredibly premature. We still have no idea how most teams around the league are going to look next season. In particular, the Giants are expected to see significant changes to the roster between now and the beginning of next training camp. Due to salary cap restrictions, Big Blue is going to have trouble resigning several of their key free agents this offseason.

More than anything, these odds are just a testament to the non-stop nature of the NFL. The 2012 season has not yet concluded, yet pundits have already placed odds on every teams title hopes for 2013. In reality, these odds are not going to be indicative of a team's actual title chances heading into next season. There are still too many coaching and player personnel choices to be made. Furthermore, there will undoubtedly be injuries sustained in the preseason by players around the league that will have a significant impact on the 2013 season.

The Giants have a lot of questions to answer this offseason before we can put definitive odds on their 2013 title chances. In fact, it doesn't really matter what Vegas says their chances are. If the front office makes wise decisions regarding player personnel, this team will have a chance. In today's NFL, that's about all you can ask for.

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27 Responses to “New York Giants Open with 20-1 Super Bowl XLVIII Odds”

  1.  GmenMania says:

    My draft wish list:

    1st Round: Rhodes or Banks

    2nd Round: Kevin Minter

    3rd Round: Menelik Watson (OT from FSU, if still available)

    •  kujo says:

      Hold on yo these picks for the annual G101 Member Mock Off

      •  GmenMania says:

        Haha this is a very early estimate, going solely by positional need. Certainly not what I’d enter into the G101 Mock Off.

    •  Begiant says:

      Who is Kevin Minter? And I know we send a lot of scouts down to one florida school…I forget which one..It might be south florida or FSU.

      •  GmenMania says:

        Kevin Minter is the ILB from LSU. Insanely productive tackler, had slightly over 130 tackles this year, I believe. Really good prospect in the middle.

        •  GmenMania says:

          Another option would be a tackle in the second and Chase Thomas in the 3rd. Thomas is the OLB from Stanford who had almost 130 tackles this season.

        •  Begiant says:

          I am going to look up more about the kid. I would love to find a linebacker to solidify the middle of the field and help stop the run. I am interested in seeing how mock drafts handle the T’eo situation. I want to know how far he will fall. I doubt he makes it to our pick in the second round however it would be interesting if this fake girlfriend situation and the poor BCS bowl outing make him drop way more than expected.

          •  Begiant says:

            Bleacher Report (take it for what its worth) has had us taking Nico Johnson, the alabama middle linebacker, in two mock drafts.

  2.  Begiant says:

    A lot of people think we are going to draft Ezekiel Ansah because of his potential and our DE fetish. I think mock drafters think us drafting DE in the first round because we do not need to is going to be a trend. I do not see it. I think we like Tracy and Ojomo enough to value other positions higher. That said another beast DE that could replace Tuck in the future and help us get pressure as a rotational guy in the present is always a plus.

  3.  Samardzija says:

    A name to keep an eye on his Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Hillarious name btw) from UConn, seems like a guy we could be interested in if hes there in the 2nd.

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