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Vikings among longest long shots to win Super Bowl in '15

Posted by: Michael Rand under Vikings Updated: February 3, 2014 - 12:54 PM

 

This shouldn't be filed under the "surprise" department, but rather brought front and center to your attention as a reminder that "wait until next year" isn't exactly the rallying cry for the Vikings. Maybe it's more like wait until the year after ... or the year after that.

 

The Las Vegas Hilton, which is a fine establishment and sports book -- one which didn't acquire its money by being stupid when it comes to gambling odds -- has the Vikings as 100 to 1 long shots to win the Super Bowl next year.

Only the Jaguars and Raiders, at 200 to 1, are even bigger underdogs. The Vikings are the only team at 100 to 1. Next up at 60 to 1 are the Browns, Bucs, Bills, Jets and Titans.

Yes, Vegas thinks those five teams are better than the 2014 Vikings -- or at least that they have a better shot at reaching the Super Bowl and winning, since four of them play in the less-stacked AFC.

In terms of value bets, one ESPN.com writer likes both the Packers (16 to 1) and Bears (30 to 1). So if you bleed purple but also love green, there is that to consider.

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Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija 1
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
Milwaukee 5 Bottom 8th Inning
Pittsburgh 3
Toronto 3 Bottom 8th Inning
Cleveland 2
LA Angels 11 Bottom 7th Inning
Detroit 1
Atlanta 5 Top 9th Inning
NY Mets 0
Baltimore 7 Bottom 7th Inning
Boston 3
NY Yankees 5 Bottom 7th Inning
Tampa Bay 3
Seattle 4 Bottom 8th Inning
Miami 4
Chicago WSox 0 Bottom 5th Inning
Texas 10
Minnesota 0 Top 6th Inning
Kansas City 3
Philadelphia 0 Top 4th Inning
Colorado 7
Houston - J. Cosart 9:05 PM
Oakland - S. Gray
San Francisco - M. Cain 9:10 PM
San Diego - T. Ross
Arizona - W. Miley 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Montreal 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 0 3rd Prd 5:26
Boston 0
Dallas 9:00 PM
Anaheim
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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