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Nover: Four Super Bowl Odds to Watch

Preseason Super Bowl predictions are worthless. Heck, in August the Philadelphia Eagles were a popular Super Bowl choice.

It's easy to say now that Carolina and New England are headed for a Super Bowl clash. They have the shortest odds of winning the Super Bowl, according to the numbers at Bovada. Both teams are less than 4/1.

That's too low to get involved. But there are four other teams whose odds make them worthy of taking a shot.

packers, bengals as sb 50 contenders

Green Bay is 10/1. The Packers could get on a roll galvanized by their miracle victory this past Thursday. There's nothing wrong with Green Bay's talent. Aaron Rodgers' numbers are down, but I'd still take him over any quarterback. The banged-up offensive line has 10 days to recover. The Packers defense is underrated, deep in the line and in the secondary.

Rodgers, Eddie Lacy and Randall Cobb have all played below expectations. They are capable of raising their game much higher.

Cincinnati has tremendous talent, too. The Bengals are 12/1. No team can match the Bengals' three position skill level of superstar wide receiver A.J. Green, tight end Tyler Eifert, who leads all receivers in touchdowns with 12, and running back tandem of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.

Andy Dalton isn't an elite quarterback, but he's having his finest season backed by a bevy of weapons, a strong offensive line and excellent coaching by offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

The Bengals' run defense has gotten better during the last five weeks since linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned giving up just one rushing touchdown during this span. The Bengals aren't getting much respect for their 9-2 record and NFL-best 9-1-1 against the spread mark.

colts, texans as super bowl longshots

As well, some team has to win the AFC South Division, so I'm looking at Indianapolis at 33/1 and Houston at 66/1 as Super Bowl longshots. The Colts get Andrew Luck back soon. That makes them dangerous. They have playoff experience.

The Texans have been playing tremendous defense surrendering two touchdowns in their last 18 quarters. J.J. Watt is the most dominant defensive player in the league and DeAndre Hopkins has achieved superstar status.

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