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Bovada Gives New York Giants 40/1 Post-Draft Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIX

May 13th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Douglas Rush

In what is considered to be a very much "win now" stage for the New York Giants, they have attempted to build a team that can not only help the Giants get back to the postseason for the first time since 2011, but a team that can win Super Bowl XLIX.

This year's Super Bowl will be held at the same place the Giants won Super Bowl XLII against the 18-0 New England Patriots; the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; so it would only be fitting if the Giants could make a run in 2014 and play another Super Bowl in that building.

Bovada doesn't have them listed with the highest odds in the NFL though, as the Giants are currently at 40/1 odds to win the Super Bowl, which is currently tied for 13th in the league; the Giants are one of eight teams with 40/1 odds to win the Super Bowl.

The defending champions of this past season, the Seattle Seahawks currently sit with the best odds at 6/1; the Denver Broncos, the AFC Champions and runner-up from February's blowout game, are currently at 7/1 odds.

The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers are both tied for third at 15/2 odds as they were the two teams who respectively lost in the AFC and NFC Championship Games to the Seahawks and Broncos.

Back in February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the Giants own building at MetLife Stadium; something that didn't give the Giants that great of odds of making the game as no team has ever hosted their own Super Bowl in NFL history and with the Giants finishing 7-9 and failing to make the playoffs for the second straight year only added to that.


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2 Responses to “Bovada Gives New York Giants 40/1 Post-Draft Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIX”

  1.  rlhjr says:

    Those are my odds…..who wnats some of that? LOL

    Repost: Apologize in advance for the length.

    A few notes about locker rooms and character profile of a team. It’s the players who control it and maintain it. The coach simply puts his support behind the players who promote the desired behavior. This is especially true on the professional level. High School and college is a completely different animal and rightfully so.

    Lawrence Taylor was not the high water mark for character during his tenure. Harry Carson on the other hand was. Taylor was a team leader, because his approach to playing was simple and uncompromising. Lawrence Taylor simply hated to lose and played as hard as he could to avoid it.

    His spirit was contagious and his ability inspired belief in his team mates that they and Taylor could accomplish anything required to win. So Lawrence Taylor displayed character and accountability on the football field that he could never phantom is real life. Because it wasn’t in his DNA to ever give up when he still had breath in his body. Taylors indecretions off the football field never lead to his harming others off the field. And that was and should always be the line drawn in the sand by all teams.

    Carson on the other hand set the standard in BOTH areas. Long before Taylor came, Carson was the Giants “SUPERMAN” pursuing sideline to sideline and engendering fear in the minds of opposing offensive players unlucky enough to cross his path. He did his job with the same reckless pointed violence on the filed as Taylor. But Carson was/is the very definition of dignity and class OFF the field. And in the words of their coach Parcells, “you basically have to shoot booth of them to get them off of the football field”.

    Coughlin not so much lost this team as he lost the players who granted his control over it. When the likes of Strahan, O’Hara, Barber, Toomer, Pierce and more recently Tuck departed so too did the control and example they exerted over the remainder of the roster. And that is what precipitated the loss of Coughlin’s grip.

    Every team needs character. And in some instances those who do not hold the highest standards OFF the field, provide stellar examples of accountability, perseverance and dedication on it. And the reason they can pull that off is because they can play the fckn game. What Reese and every GM in the league need to know is how to look in a man eyes and see this. Good luck with that.

    But what GM/scouts do see plainly and should endeavor to obtain are men who can play this game. Because although character is wonderful it will never by itself win a single football game. And when a GM selects in error, he must error on the side of selecting players who can play.

    One thing is for sure, the majority of the best players come from some of the worst and most humble circumstances you could ever imagine. You can see that theme recurring time and again. There plenty of Kevin Durant like athletes who play football. The trick is to find and draft them without fear of their background. Because much of the time it’s that disparaged, bleak and unfortunate background that shapes them into the type of men who lead by word and deed. Because it takes a certain amount of character and courage to escape those sort of situations, and dare to strive for success.

  2.  NanoTorres87 says:

    I definitely see us going to the playoffs and who knows, we might make it to the SB lol what are the odds if we make it to the SB and face the patriots again lol. I wouldn’t mind seeing Eli 3-0 against Brady in SB’s.

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