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Rams a Long Shot to Win Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Super Bowl

The St. Louis Rams, although not making it to the Super Bowl this year, should be viewed as a success. Rams fans were definitely not let down this season, being that the Rams proved to be a legitimate contender this season. I suggest you celebrate St. Louis, and hope for even better progress next season.

Prior to the onset of the 2012 regular season, Vegas odds had the Patriots and Packers as favorites to win Super Bowl XLVII; at 5-1 and 11-2, respectively. Close, but no cigar. As we know now, the San Francisco 49ers [10-1] and Baltimore Ravens [20-1] are the two teams vying for the Lombardi trophy. 
In what I would consider - in hindsight - a bit of a surprise, Vegas gave the St. Louis Rams a 50-1 shot at playing in the big game. I say ‘surprised,' not because of the final results of the 2012 regular season for the Rams, but more so for the 50-1 chance having just come off a 2-14 season. Vegas was, however, correct about the Jaguars being terrible, having given them 150-1 odds. They didn’t disappoint.


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