At 40 to 1, the Carolina Panthers are the most attractive NFL team to bet on to win the Super Bowl. The reasons are many.
First and foremost, they have arguably the League's best player. Cam Newton has the body of Ben Roethlisberger with the athletic skills of Michael Vick.
The quarterback is the one position that can make the biggest difference for a team.
Newton is a difference maker and he proved this at Auburn and during his rookie year with the Panthers last season. With Newton at the helm, the Auburn Tigers won the national championship and the Panthers improved by four games to 6-10.
The Panthers will keep improving this season and will challenge for the division title. The Saints have been the juggernaut of the NFC South the past few seasons and Atlanta has been steady too, but both are due for letdowns and Tampa Bay is still not ready to make a move. This leaves Carolina to contend.