2011 Super Bowl Odds: New York Jets

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After a preseason that featured plenty of smack talk about "swagger" and winning the 2011 Super Bowl along with a HBO reality series about their training camp, the New York Jets ended up as a wild card team for the playoffs and a +2500 longshot in Super Bowl XLV odds at online sportsbooks to win the championship. The Jets vs Colts AFC wild card game will kick-off on Saturday at 8:00pm EST with New York 3-point road underdogs in NFL odds and can be seen on NBC. The Jets finished the season with a record of 11-5 straight up and sportsbook 9-7 against the spread in NFL odds with 12 of their games going OVER the total.

The Jets faded down the stretch heading into 2011 Super Bowl predictions with just 2 wins in their final 5 games and with just 2 payouts in that span as they finished a distant 2nd to the New England Patriots in the AFC East. The Jets have a solid defense that basically lived up to preseason billing as they ranked 3rd overall in the NFL and 6th for points allowed. The Jets offense on the other hand struggled down the stretch after a good start as 2nd year QB Mark Sanchez reverted back to his rookie struggles and finished with a 75.2 QB rating and a low 54.8% completion percentage with a 17/13 TD/INT ratio which is the main reason why the "Gang Green" are 2.5-1 longshots in 2011 Super Bowl XLV odds.

Sanchez slumped in the season's 2nd half after looking solid in the early portion of the schedule and that is the biggest doubt regarding the team heading into Super Bowl predictions. LaDanian Tomlinson finished with 906 yards rushing and 6 TD's as a reclamation project from San Diego while Braylon Edwards showed occasional signs of being a game changer with 904 yards receiving and a 17.1 yards per catch average with 7 TD's. The Jets will travel to Indianapolis to face the AFC South champion Colts in the first round of the playoffs on a tough road to back up all their "swagger" as longshots in 2011 Super Bowl XLV odds. The Jets have paid out in 5 of their 8 road games this season with all 8 games going OVER the total.