The 2011 season did not unfold according to Andy Reid's plan. But in the eyes of Las Vegas odds makers, next year should be better.
MGM Grand's Sports Book released preliminary odds of reaching the Super Bowl in 2013, and the Eagles come in at 6/1 odds, trailing only the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers as Super Bowl favorites. The Patriots are the favorite to win at 5/1 and the Packers, who finished the 2011 regular season an NFL-best 15-1, have 11/2 odds.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the Eagles at 6/1, giving both teams better odds to reach the Super Bowl than the current champion. The New York Giants begin the offseason at 8/1 to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
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