After week 14 of the NFL season the picture of potential Super Bowl champions is beginning to form as the play-off likelihood's begin to get clearer.
To all NFL fans it looks like the New England Patriots are on course for a run to the Cowboys Stadium, but there are a few teams biting at their rear and set to challenge them for glory.
One of the other fancied teams are the Atlanta Falcons after they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to maintain a 10-2 record. They are showing a trend for comebacks in the fourth quarter that should stand them in good stead through the play-offs, but they are in the NFC which is looking like the toughest division going and anyone looking to bet on Superbowl action should remember this.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking strong but they will need to improve their behaviour if they want real success. They are building large amount of fines and that could go against them. The Chicago Bears have come into the thick of the battle in the NFC, mainly due to their defence.
Detroit were only the fourth team this season to score over 20 points against Chicago and the Bears are ranking only third in scoring defence. The statistics show Chicago are having their best season since the Super Bowl winning 2006 season and if they can keep the likes of Julius Peppers and the likes fit in their defence then there could be more glory to celebrate this season and the Super Bowl 2011 odds reflect this.
The one thing that goes against them is the face New England, Minnesota, The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers in the coming month - a run of games that could make or break their Super Bowl aspirations.
Who else is in contention at this point? The Philadelphia Eagles are improving and look likely to make an impression in the play-offs while defending Super Bowl holders New Orleans are going under the radar somewhat and will get one of the two wild cards even if they fail to overtake the Falcons in the NFC South.