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Jaguars Will Be Vegas Underdogs In 2012

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05:  Andre Branch # 90 during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on  May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida  (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05: Andre Branch # 90 during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
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Shortly after the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVI in February, the odds for Super Bowl XLVII opened with the Jaguars at the very bottom of the league at 150-1. Three months later the Jaguars have upgraded the wide receiver position and hope to see offensive improvement, but it's still not particularly surprising to see them still at the bottom in the Vegas odds.

Cantor Gaming has released an over/under for each teams' 2012 win total and the Jaguars are, of course, at the very bottom of the list with an over/under of 5.5 games. A total that led Florida Times-Union writer, Vito Stellino, to tweet that the over is the "lock of the year."

It's easy to see where Stellino is coming from. While I'm not so much of a homer to throw out Super Bowl predictions for the Jaguars, they did win five games in 2011 and it's hard to imagine the team regressing at all. As Stellino says, the Jaguars will have a new coach and upgraded play at the wide receiver and quarterback position.

Regardless, it's clear that the national media and the oddsmakers perceive the Jaguars as one of the worst teams in the NFL.