Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Apparently, many of our voters locked themselves in their hotel rooms with some Malibu Caribbean Rum and a frisbee, but teams advanced in Las Vegas nonetheless.

Going off of BOVADA's betting lines as of August 1st, Football Nation devised a bracket based upon the league's best bets to reach and claim the Lombardi Trophy in 2012-13.

Green Bay, New England, San Francisco, and Houston are the favorites. Which underdogs did YOU place your wages, girlfriends, and Muppet action figure collections on?

Wild-Card Round

(5) Chicago Bears over (4) New Orleans Saints
There's a better chance of Chicago's offensive gambles paying off than of Roger Goodell giving in to Jonathan Vilma's threatening lawsuit.

(3) Denver Broncos over (6) San Diego Chargers
The hugest risk of the offseason actually wins a playoff game, albeit against Norv Turner.

(5) Baltimore Ravens over (4) Pittsburgh Steelers
In a battle of which aging defense is still more trustworthy going forward, Joe Flacco's postseason prowess prevails over that of Ben Roethlisberger this time around.

(6) New York Giants over (3) Phialdelphia Eagles
The American Dream of emptying your wallet for naught continues in Philadelphia, and New York's poker sunglasses remain shiny.

If you find yourself in a spiral of addiction and depression after these results, then pull your faces out of the buffet and vote. The blinds are raised and all cards are wild.

You can vote for each match-up in the form of a comment below, or by visiting the Italian Trojan's Facebook page. Polls for this round will close Wednesday August 15th.

Divisional Round

Super Bowl Champion: Chicago Bears or San Francisco 49ers?
Italian Trojan - Chicago

Super Bowl Champion: Houston Texans or Denver Broncos?
IT - Houston

Super Bowl Champion: New York Giants or Green Bay Packers?
IT - I'm not making the same mistake twice - New York

Super Bowl Champion: Baltimore Ravens or New England Patriots?
IT - New England

Will the Giants of the nation benefit once again from their Atlantic City experiences, or do the head honchos of the mafia have other plans?

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