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Three NFL teams ready for a surprise Super Bowl run

The New York Giants’ run to the Super Bowl started in Week 14 last season, with a thrilling 3-point win over the Dallas Cowboys. From there, the Giants won three of their final four games to earn the NFC’s fourth seed and steamrolled through the playoffs en route to their second championship in five years.

The season before, the Green Bay Packers followed a similar path, translating wins in the final two games of the season into a No. 6 seed before winning three straight road playoff games and knocking off Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.

Point is, it's around this time that finding the hidden futures value becomes crucial. Spot it before we start to see some major swings, and you'll be laughing come February.

Here are three NFL teams picking up steam heading into Week 14 and their odds to win Super Bowl XLVII:

Washington Redskins (+4,000)


Hopefully you were wise to Washington before Monday’s win over the Giants. That high-profile victory bumped the Redskins from 100-1 to 40-1 to win the Super Bowl at the LVH Superbook in Las Vegas.

Washington has won three straight divisional matchups and is just one game behind the Giants for the NFC East lead. The Redskins have a very winnable remaining sked, set as1-point favorites at home to Baltimore this Sunday before visiting Cleveland and Philadelphia, then hosting Dallas in the season finale.

Seattle Seahawks (+3,500)


The risk with taking a shot on Seattle to win the Super Bowl was that the Seahawks couldn’t win away from CenturyLink Field. But, that was before they rolled into the Windy City and stole one from the Bears in Week 13. Just a week after losing in Miami, Seattle showed it doesn’t need the 12th Man to get the job done.

The Seahawks head into Week 14 winners of three of their last four contests, holding out hope for a wildcard spot in the NFC. They’re big 10.5-point home faves hosting Arizona Sunday and follow that divisional clash with two of their final three outings at home (at Buffalo, vs. San Francisco, vs. St. Louis).

Pittsburgh Steelers (+2,000)

After losing to Cleveland in Week 12, the Steelers had nowhere to go but up – and did just that with a win over Baltimore last Sunday. Pittsburgh has been hampered by injuries all season and is still waiting for QB Ben Roethlisberger to return from injuries to his throwing shoulder and ribs. But as long as the defense continues its high level of play, Pittsburgh has a shot to win out.

We could have looked to Cincinnati (+6,000) as the sleeper in the AFC North, but the Bengals are peaking a little too soon and have built a four-game winning streak against some inferior competition. The Steelers’ win over the Ravens was a huge character win for the franchise and it seems like everyone is getting healthy all at once.

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Posted by nuggins
1 year ago

ooop... just saw v1r1s pointed out his illiteracy
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Posted by Spitdudes
1 year ago

Pittsburgh is getting themselves into a nice spot......they are going to win that div. Balt is melting down....
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Posted by fsutomahawk
1 year ago

LOL none of those teams have a chance in hell. Good luck throwing your money away if you follow this article.
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Posted by prpprp82
1 year ago

loser
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Posted by CanadaCup
1 year ago

Only value I see is with the Seahawks
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Posted by theclaw
1 year ago

Seattle winning 1 game on the road does not erase 5 losses, no way guys. Your way over-reacting to that 1 road win. The only other road win is VS Carolina who happens to be 3-9 and 1-5 at home. Seattle will not likely be hoisting any Lombardi trophy's this season.
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Posted by bb2198
1 year ago

usmail, talk about totally missing the point of the article. The author is talking about someone in middle of pack with GOOD odds that could poss. make a run. He's giving a few longshots he thinks has value. thats it, end of story.. I think PITT is only realistic team that could win out of the 3 if healthy. But, I get the point.
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Posted by usmail
1 year ago

ALL 3 ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO RUN FOR SUPER BOWL. WHOEVER WROTE THIS IS CRAZY. I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER TO TALK ABOUT HOUSTON,ATLANTA,NEW ENGLAND OR SF .
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Posted by V1r1S
1 year ago

"Three NFL teams ready for a surprise Super Bowl run" Hence surprise.
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Posted by nuggins
1 year ago

perhaps read what the article is about... "Three NFL teams ready for a surprise Super Bowl run" ... don't hink any divison leaders are in for a 'surprise run'
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Posted by fsutomahawk
1 year ago

"LOL none of those teams have a chance in hell. Good luck throwing your money away if you follow this article. "