Saints 2013 Super Bowl Odds continue to drop in wake of bounty scandal Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:00

NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Spread) - As more details emerge surrounding their bounty program, the New Orleans Saints' 2013 Super Bowl odds continue to drop.

Following the New York Giants' victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, the Saints opened with odds of 6/1 to win next year's NFL championship. But since the suspensions of Sean Payton, Gregg Williams, Joe Vitt, Mickey Loomis, Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove were released, the Saints' odds have dropped to 12/1. (Or 18/1 depending on what sports book you view.)
Payton was suspended the entire 2012 season while Williams (who was hired by the Rams this offseason) has been suspended indefinitely.

Vilma received a season-long suspension while Smith was suspended four games, Fujta was suspended three games and Hargrove was suspended eight games. (Hargrove has since signed with the Packers.)

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Of course, as soon as the Saints get Drew Brees back under contract, maybe their odds will improve. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported a week ago that the team had made no progress in contract talks with Brees, who is currently an unsigned franchise player. A deal is still expected to be made before the start of the 2012 season but considering how badly things have gone for the Saints this offseason, it would be nice for New Orleans to get Brees locked up.

Depending on the sports book, the Packers are favored to win the 2012 Super Bowl between 13/2 and 5/1 odds, while the Patriots have the next best odds at between 5/1 and 8/1. Surprisingly, the Giants are 15/1 or 16/1 to repeat as champions, although the Patriots have been the last team to win back-to-back championships (2004, 2005). Thus, maybe it's not all that shocking to see New York's odds listed so low.

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