The Green Bay Packers still hold some Super Bowl ambitions, but they really hoped it was going to go better than it has.
With three games to go in the regular season they can make the play-offs but it had been expected they would lead the NFC North rather than chasing a play-off spot.
They still need to face New England, New York, and Chicago, and are also struggling with a terrible run of injuries and the Super Bowl betting odds 2011 suggest they are unlikely to be putting in an appearance at Cowboys Stadium.
Ryan Gran, Jermichael Finley, Nick Barnett, Mark Tauscher, Morgan Burnett, Atari Bigby and Cullen Jenkins are all ruled out for the remainder of the season, and it looks like Aaron Rodgers will be unavailable when they face New England.
And what a challenge they face against the Patriots as they are in superb run of form and have destroyed teams in recent weeks. The Packers are going to need wins and a lot of luck if they want to make the Super Bowl play-offs and heads could roll at the club if they miss out this season.
The injuries have ripped the Packers apart and the likes of Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn have struggled to really step up and show they are capable of changing a game.
There has just been a lack of a spark coming from the team that were one of the early favourites to win this season’s Super Bowl. If everyone was fit there is no doubting the talent among their roster, but players have been dropping left, right and centre and that has had a terrible affect on their aspirations and the Super Bowl 2011 odds reflect this.
It seems their likely to come down to a must-win game against Chicago Bears at the beginning of January, and that is not how the Packers fans expected things to pan out this season.