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San Francisco 49ers favored to win Super Bowl XLVIII; Lions at 40-1 - theoaklandpress.com
Hmm, this story puts the Pats as the faves.
Post-draft Super Bowl odds | National Football Post
An AFC team should be the favorite, it's a much easier path and the AFC team will be good enough to have a fighting chance. You have to get to the SB to win it and SF has the likes of Seattle, GB and Atlanta to battle it out with.
according to SI the 49's will win it all over the broncos:
2014 NFL MockÂ Draft | Audibles - SI.com
The 49ers WOULD win it over the Broncos, if it came down to that. Unfortuantely for Broncos fans, they have a declining choke artist manning (no pun intended) the QB position.
Can't put much stock in that one. Aside from the obvious ( Pats not at #32), he has the Eagles going QB in round 1 after selecting Matt Barkley this year....
Patriots probably should be the favorites, although I think that the 49ers and the Seahawks are the two best teams. The strength of competition is just way harder over in the NFC.
Another clear mistake in that table is that the Jets are listed as having actual odds of winning the Super Bowl. I can forgive that as the demands of the betting industry, but in any sane reality, those odds should be infinity to 1.
Barkley is a backup qb at best, everyone knows it.
Seahawks should be heavy favorites IMO. They would demolish the Broncos.
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Like I've said, history is against SF making it back to the SB this year. Unless their new acquisitions bring significant improvement to a defense that was rather exposed down the stretch of the season and playoffs, I do not see them making it back.
Justin Smith being healthy will help. The 49ers can single handedly thank Logan Mankins for them not winning the Super Bowl.
Yeah Smith's injury was a big part of it, but even he is getting up there in age.
The 49ers were a pass interference non call away from winning it all. 9 times out of 10, that call is made. That being said, I only think the dreaded injuries are the only thing holding back the 49ers from going to the SB, and possibly winning it. 2 straight NFC Championship games and 1 SB make them the elite of the NFC at this point. Add in a very good offseason, and I don't disagree with the title of this thread. Good FA pickups and a great draft.
This is the time where people are making assessments based on what a team looks like "on paper". It would be impossible NOT to put the Niners as the odds on favorite to win it all. In fact if we were being honest, the Niners, Seattle, Falcons, Broncos, Ravens, and Bengals should all be rated ahead of the Pats right now. Not that the Pats don't belong IN that mix, noone should be insulted if they aren't put at the top of those team. And why should we care anyway. NOTHING really matters until we get to January anyway.
And we know that at THAT point its the team who gets hot and has the most luck that wins it all. "The best team on paper", won't mean a thing
Big issue for the 49ers is the degree to which Colin Kaepernick progresses from being a frightening athlete to being a well-rounded NFL QB (plus a frightening athlete).
Do not understand the long odds against the Ravens winning. Not that they need be THE favorite, just not so middling. Top half dozen is right for Ravens, Pats.
This board is schizophrenic, every other post is about how bad this team will be because the Pats cannot draft right..
Or because Steven wants to hang with his friends..
SF is my favorite to win the SB
They were the best team in the NFL last season (in my opinion)
They are young and the players they had last year should be the same if not better.
They had a crapload of draft picks that can only help with their depth and maybe add a 1 or 2 quality starters right away
I feel like everyone is forgetting about the Packers and Texans: two teams that were demolished by injuries last year.
Quality HC and having a decent QB with talent helps too. They're the most likely in my opinion too. But that's why they play the games!
Don't be so sure, The Niners had the most incredible luck with injuries last season. If they had had to deal with the usual amount of injuries that most teams have to deal with, their season could have turned out to be very different.
See this is where it comes down to the QB, of Collin gets hurt which is likely by running around, who is next? It's tough to gauge because guess what, you have teams like the 2001 pats, last years ravens, 2011 giants etc. unexpected Super Bowl wins. It seems like the teams hovering lower than like the top 5, go on and win soon. But I do expect that pats in another Super Bowl soon, this team is inches away from getting #4 for the past few years. Only a matter of time. The only thing that concerns me if I am a SF fan, is Collin has to perform like he did in 10 games or so last year.
I dont think that brian cushing would have made much of a dent in the close to 90 points we put up on the texans over 2 games
Teams that lose the SB hardly ever go back the following year. I think while the niners are stacked teams will do a better job of game plannng against kaepernick.
I dunno if I'd say the Texans were demolished. Brian Cushing was a major loss, but by the time the playoffs rolled around they were as healthy as anyone can expect to be. Losing Gronk hurt the Pats far more than Cushing hurt the Texans, but that's football.
The best team in the league hasn't won the Super Bowl since the Saints won the the Super Bowl in 2010. Before that, it was the Pats in 2004. Odds are good that the team playing Wild Card weekend will win the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
The thing that both San Fran and Seattle have to worry about is a second year slump by second year starting QBs. Also, both QBs have the potential of the league catching up to them now that they have enough game tape on both.
Yep, the media is so enamored of Wilson and Caepernick's seasons that they are ready to put them on the pedestal. I think the difference, though, between them and Cam is that Cam never had the defense these two teams have, so if they can maintain that level of play they are going to be hard to beat.
Those defenses are absolutely absurd in talent. The good news for us Pats fans is that not only do they have to fight in the conference, but for their own division. And they still have the Packers and Falcons to deal with, not to mention that thorn in the side Giants. Oh, and there's a guy named Drew Brees around somewhere, too. The NFC is super-stacked. The Pats are still a top 3 team in AFC and that's enough to give them a shot.
But make no mistake about it, the Niners and Seahawks are heavily loaded for a long-time run of excellence, as long as their wunderkind QBs maintain their level of play. To be honest I thought the Brady/BB Superbowl window was dead once Rodgers went on his tear, but we got our chance. I hope it's not the last.
49ers should be favorites. Pats have a lot more Q's with their team IMO
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