It wasn’t too long ago that the Seattle Seahawks, mired in a funk, were considered underdogs to qualify for the postseason.
How things change. They’re now the odds-on choice to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
Per ProFootballTalk.com, linemaker William Hill U.S. on Sunday night released the newest Super Bowl 49 odds, listing Seattle as 9-5 favorites.
Here’s what the entire playoff field looks like:
Seahawks: +180 (9-5)
Patriots: +225 (9-4)
If you’ve felt like you heard this before … well, you have. Last February, Vegas tabbed the Seahawks as 9-2 favorites to again take home the Lombardi Trophy.
In related news, there’s a more-than-good chance the Seahawks will win the NFC for the second straight year, according to Hill, who has them at -150 (2-3) favorites.
The Seahawks will host the Panthers in next Saturday’s Divisional Round contest.
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