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What are the odds of the Vikings winning the Super Bowl?

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, Bears, Lions, NFC, Packers, Super Bowl, Percy Harvin Updated: March 15, 2013 - 12:12 PM

So what are the odds that the Vikings will win Super Bowl XLVIII?

People who earn and protect their money against your wagers say 50-1. At least that's what the online sports book Bovada has the Vikings at as the first week of free agency winds to a close.

Those odds come in tied for 22nd in the 32-team league. They're also the longest of the four NFC North teams. The Packers are at 12-1, tied for fifth. The Bears are tied for 12th at 25-1, while the Lions are tied for 16th at 35-1.

The Broncos and 49ers are tied for first at 7-1. The Jaguars are last at 150-1.

And in Seattle, the trade for Percy Harvin moved the Seahawks from 12-1 to 10-1.

No word on how crazy one has to be to place a bet on the NFL, let alone a bet in March on who's going to win the Super Bowl in 11 months.

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