Sunday's conclusion to the 2011-'12 NFL season, which featured the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl 2012 means, that Monday is the official start of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers '12-13 campaign. And according to Las Vegas oddsmakers at the MGM Grand, the Bucs have long-shot odds (100-1) to win the 2013 Super Bowl.
The Buccaneers, who finished last season with the NFC South's worst record (4-12) and just hired an unproven head coach Greg Schiano, have lightly better odds than the Washington Redskins (125-1) and Jacksonville Jaguars (150-1), who are at the bottom of the totem pole.
Meanwhile, the Patriots (5-1) are the odds-on favorite to win it all over the Green Bay Packers (11-2), Pittsburgh Steelers (6-1) and Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) and defending champion Giants (8-1).
Here's the complete list:
New England Patriots 5-1 Green Bay Packers 11-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 6-1 New York Giants 8-1 New Orleans Saints 10-1 San Francisco 49ers 10-1 San Diego Chargers 12-1 Houston Texans 12-1 Chicago Bears 17-1 Detroit Lions 18-1 Atlanta Falcons 18-1 Dallas Cowboys 20-1 Baltimore Ravens 20-1 New York Jets 20-1 Indianapolis Colts 25-1 Tennessee Titans 30-1 Cincinnati Bengals 30-1 Buffalo Bills 50-1 Kansas City Chiefs 50-1 Seattle Seahawks 50-1 Denver Broncos 50-1 Carolina Panthers 50-1 Miami Dolphins 50-1 St. Louis Rams 50-1 Oakland Raiders 60-1 Minnesota Vikings 60-1 Arizona Cardinals 60-1 Cleveland Browns 75-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100-1 Washington Redskins 125-1 Jacksonville Jaguars 150-1
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