10th January 2012, 3:11am
NFL Betting: Green Bay Packers drifted slightly for Super Bowl after Giants set up Lambeau clash
With the wildcard round complete we now know the eight sides who will do battle in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend. Surprisingly the top four seeds in both conferences have made it through to the second week of the postseason and it is the Green Bay Packers who are the 2/1 favourites to retain the Super Bowl with Bodog.
The Packers will host the New York Giants to Lambeau Field on Sunday after the Giants came past Atlanta Falcons on Sunday to earn a trip to the home of the reigning champions. The Giants won’t be overawed by the occasion though and will consider themselves contenders. They are currently 18/1 with Bet365 for the Super Bowl.
Over in the AFC number 1 seeds New England Patriots will host the Denver Broncos on Saturday night after the Broncos came past the Steelers in a postseason epic with Tim Tebow throwing an 80 yard touchdown pass in overtime to win the wildcard match on Sunday. The Patriots are 3/1 with Skybet to win the Super Bowl while the Broncos are 66/1 with Ladbrokes who don’t appear to be believers in Tim Tebow just yet!
Elsewhere the New Orleans Saints had an excellent win over the dangerous Detroit Lions on Saturday night for which their reward is a trip to San Francisco this coming Saturday. The Saints are 4/1 with Victor Chandler to win the Vince Lombardi trophy with the second seeded 49ers 16/1 with Boylesports to go all the way.
Houston Texans brushed Cincinnati Bengals aside in the opening match of the playoff series and they will go to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. The Ravens are hosting a playoff game for the first time in a while and Paddy Power believe that could see them as contenders long term. They are a best priced 15/2 about the Ravens while the Texans can be backed at 40/1 with the same firm.