Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/21/12

A day after the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI, the MGM Grand’s sports book in Las Vegas released the odds for Super Bowl XLVII … and Big Blue wasn't even the favorite to win their own division. Instead, the Patriots topped the odds at 5-1 with the Green Bay Packers (11-2), Pittsburgh Steelers (6-1) and Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) all coming in ahead of the Giants who had 8-1 odds.

While appearing on Sirius XM radio Wednesday night, retired Giants quarterback Phil Simms took issue with the odds and the disrespect his former team has received so far this offseason.

"Super Bowl champs should be considered favorites," Simms said.

Although it's the Eagles who are favored over Big Blue in the NFC East, Simms instead directed his attention to the Dallas Cowboys, 20-1 favorites according to the MGM Grand sports book.

"If Cowboys don't feel motivated now, with their backs against the wall, then when," he questioned.

Both the Eagles and Cowboys have been yammering on about how great and talented they are this offseason, and it's been largely followed up with pundits declaring the same. It's become a common mantra each year, with the Giants frequently dismissed and overlooked. But rest assured, they have no real issue with it; they thrive on being the underdogs and enjoy having the spotlight shined elsewhere. They excel when others doubt them, and would likely prefer this course be kept.

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