49ers Now At 6-1 Odds Of Winning The Super Bowl

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: The San Francisco 49ers take the field against the New York Giants during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By Will Brinson, CBS Sports Senior Blogger

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — And then there were eight. After a snoozer of a wild-card weekend that really only featured one good game (Seattle against Washington, and even that didn’t see a single-digit margin of victory), we’re on a path toward two great weeks of football before the Super Bowl.

The Broncos (3-1) and Patriots (15-4) are the top-two favorites in the NFL playoffs and look like they’re on a collision course for the AFC title game.

The disrespected tomato can Texans (18-1) actually saw their odds fall after beating the Bengals. I have no clue how that makes sense, but now I’m tempted to tell you to bet on them.

It’s telling that the Falcons (7-1) and Seahawks (7-1) have the same odds. Seattle’s a wild card with a rookie (Russell Wilson) at quarterback, playing on the road. The Falcons are the top seed with a high-powered offense playing at home. It’s why it won’t be surprising to see a lot of people pick the Hawks this weekend.

The 49ers (6-1) are slightly ahead of the Packers (15-2). And even though I might prefer putting something on the Packers here, it’s hard not to roll with San Francisco given that it has home-field advantage.

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