With the NFL players expected to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement on Monday, many people are beginning to examine their 2012 Super Bowl predictions. Green Bay is going to be a heavy favorite again in a ton of its games because the NFC North isn’t really all that good, and the NFC as a whole really doesn’t have a ton of teams that should be challenging it. On top of that, QB Aaron Rodgers will be getting back RB Ryan Grant this year, and he already has a great crop of receivers to work with as well, assuming that WR Donald Driver is resigned. The Packers are going to be a popular NFL picks selection, but that doesn’t mean that they will win it again, as we all know how hard it is for NFL teams to repeat their Super Bowl winning performance.
Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers is one of the best in the business, and he is sure to have one of the top ranked defenses once again this year behind a strong linebacking corps and a secondary that has a ton of experience. But I think that the Packers will have to struggle to get past a couple of teams this season. The Packers are going to be listed as a 7-1 Super Bowl favorite, but two teams in particular are going to cause some problems. The Atlanta Falcons are going to come out this season with a slightly better team than last year, as they have drafted wide receiver, Julio Jones, from Alabama. Atlanta is listed as 14-1 NFL odds longshot, and at that price, I know many people are going to fall in love with this pick.
In the AFC, it is going to be the usual suspects again. Brady and company are going to be the favorites in 2012 and with good reason. The Patriots had a very impressive season last year, and if they had not run into a hot New York Jets team, the Patriots would have been facing Green Bay in the Super Bowl. At 7-1, they do not offer tremendous value, but they are a much better choice than the Pittsburgh Steelers, who at 12-1, will try to make it back to the promised land this season. Stay up to date with the Super Bowl odds at SBGGlobal.com, as some of these will change after the flurry of free agent signings that is expected to happen after the lockout is lifted.
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