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2011 Super Bowl Odds: Packers-Steelers Line Has Green Bay A Slight Favorite

Super Sunday is finally upon us and there's mere hours left to place your bets, teasers, parlays and props for the 2011 Super Bowl. The NFC's representative, the Green Bay Packers, have been the favorite since the championship games ended but the line has moved from 2.5 to start a full three points now.

At first glance, the line doesn't make a whole lot of sense. The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing for their third Super Bowl title in six seasons and reached the NFL's biggest game by playing in a much tougher conference. You'd think that would give them the edge in Vegas' eyes but the three-point line is based on how the Packers have played this season. They haven't lost a game by more than four points and they've won six games in a row in which Aaron Rodgers played the entire game.

Most of the experts are predicting a close game but the NY Times has evidence of a possible blowout. Either way this game goes, it's safe to say the argument for best quarterback in the NFL will be changed by the outcome of Super Bowl XLV.

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