Chicago Bears are Las Vegas longshots to win NFC North, Super Bowl

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All the changes at Halas Hall this offseason have done little to change the Las Vegas outlook on the 2015 NFL season.

Online sportsbook Bovada released its post-NFL Draft odds for the Super Bowl, Conference championships and Divisional championships Tuesday, and the Bears are far from favored.

Chicago is 50-to-1 to win the Super Bowl, joining the Texans, Vikings and Chargers in that lowly company. The Patriots are the favorite at 11-to-2, and the Packers are next at 7-to-1.

The Bears are 28-to-1 to win the NFC Championship, ahead of only the Redskins and Buccaneers. They’re also the biggest dogs in the NFC North at 12-to-1, far behind the Packers (1-to-3), Lions (9-to-2) and Vikings (9-to-1).

Bears first-round pick Kevin White is 10-to-1 to win the Rookie of the Year award. New Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is the favorite at 13-to-2.

The Bears have had a busy offseason that started with the firing of head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery. They were replaced by John Fox and Ryan Pace, respectively, who have made a number of personnel changes with the roster.

Brandon Marshall was shipped off to the Jets, and veterans Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman were shown the door.

Pace then signed free agents Pernell McPhee, Eddie Royal, Antrel Rolle and Ray McDonald.

The Bears finished 5-11 and in last place in 2014, and Bovada’s odds are reflective of a similar season ahead.

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