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- Dec 12, 2004
- Reaction score
- Green Bay, WI
http://www.packersnews.com/archives/new ... 1634.shtml
By Dylan B. Tomlinson
If the Las Vegas oddsmakers are to be believed, the Green Bay Packers will have a better chance to be a Super Bowl contender with Brett Favre than they would without him.
But even with Favre, the Packers wonâ€™t be expected to do much during the 2006 season.
Shortly after the Super Bowl in February, the Packers were listed as 45 to 1 odds to win the NFC championship and 100 to 1 odds to win the Super Bowl.
That was when Favreâ€™s future was in question. Even though itâ€™s known that Favre will play this season, no one is exactly considering the Packers to be favorites, even in their own division.
As of Wednesday, the odds made a considerable shift. The Packers now have 30 to 1 odds to win the NFC championship and are 60 to 1 to win the Super Bowl. While that is a large upswing, the odds indicate that if Favre had retired, the Packers would be expected to finish last in the NFC North. With Favre returning, theyâ€™re still picked to be no better than third. The Chicago Bears are 15 to 1 and the Minnesota Vikings are 30 to 1 to win the Super Bowl. The Detroit Lions, at 90 to 1, are picked to finish last.
â€œWith Brett coming back, we expect to be a better team than we were a year ago,â€