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Lions' odds of winning Super Bowl improve

After all those lousy seasons, Detroit Lions fans have to reach for any bit of good news -- and they do. One of the first things my dentist said to me this morning is that he heard the Lions’ odds of winning the Super Bowl were 35 to 1. And he was happy. Of course, he was happy.

The Lions are in the middle of the pack when odds makers look at next year’s Super Bowl.

According to, the Lions are 50 to 1 shots to win Super Bowl XLVI along with the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.

Bringing up the rear are the Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers, each at 100 to 1.

The top three favorites are defending champs Green Bay Packers (7 to 1), New England (8 to 1) and Pittsburgh (10 to 1).

So where were the Packers a year ago? In February 2010 they were 12 to 1 to win Super Bowl XLV which they just did. The favorite was the Indianapolis Colts at 13 to 2.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)

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