The growth in American Football Betting on both sides of the Atlantic means the Super Bowl is one of the biggest betting events of the sporting calendar.
A host of teams head in to the NFL season with ambitions of making Super Bowl XLVIII at the Met Life Stadium in New Jersey on 2nd February 2014. Baltimore Ravens are reigning champions after they beat San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in a thrilling finale which saw the 49ers almost stage one of the great comebacks following a power cut. However, the Ravens held on to give Ray Lewis the perfect parting gift in his final match before retirement.
In the NFC, the main hopes of Super Bowl success come in the form of the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Saints and Vikings, while the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers are potential dark horses.
In the AFC, the Colts are joined by the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers at the head of the betting along with the New England Patriots and New York Jets who will also be looking for a big year.
|New England Patriots||6||6||6||-||13/2||13/2||13/2|
|New Orleans Saints||15/2||7||7||-||13/2||15/2||7|
|San Francisco 49ers||16||12||12||-||12||10||11|
|Kansas City Chiefs||25||33||33||-||33||33||33|
|Green Bay Packers||150||66||100||-||80||100||100|
|New York Giants||150||80||200||-||80||100||100|
|San Diego Chargers||275||200||150||-||200||150||200|
|New York Jets||500||500||300||-||750||500||500|
|St Louis Rams||-||500||-||-||500||1000||500|
Baltimore Ravens 34 - 31 San Francisco 49ers
The table below details the past Superbowl winners and the handicap that they were assigned by the bookmakers prior to the game, indicating the trends of how well the favourites and underdogs have performed down the years.
|Year/Super Bowl||Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Winning Team's Handicap|
|2013 - XLVII||Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers||34-31||+3.5|
|2012 - XLVI||New York Giants||New England Patriots||21-17||+3|
|2011 - XLV||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers||31-25||-3|
|2010 - XLIV||New Orleans Saints||Indianapolis Colts||31-17||+7|
|2009 - XLIII||Pittsburgh Steelers||Arizona Cardinals||27-23||-7|
|2008 - XLII||New York Giants||New England Patriots||17-14||+12|
|2007 - XLI||Indianapolis Colts||Chicago Bears||29-17||-7|
|2006 - XL||Pittsburgh Steelers||Seattle Seahawks||21-10||-4|
|2005 - XXXIX||New England Patriots||Philadelphia Eagles||24-21||-7|
|2004 - XXXVIII||New England Patriots||Carolina Panthers||32-29||-7|
|2003 - XXXVII||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Oakland Raiders||48-21||+4|
|2002 - XXXVI||New England Patriots||St Louis Rams||20-17||+14|
|2001 - XXXVI||Baltimore Ravens||New York Giants||34-7||-7|
|2000 - XXXIV||St Louis Rams||Tennessee Titans||23-16||-7|
|1999 - XXXIII||Denver Broncos||Atlanta Falcons||34-19||-7.5|
|1998 - XXXII||Denver Broncos||Green Bay Packers||31-24||+11|
|1997 - XXXI||Green Bay Packers||New England Patriots||35-21||-14|
|1996 - XXX||Dallas Cowboys||Pittsburgh Steelers||27-17||-13.5|
|1995 - XXIX||San Francisco 49ers||San Diego Chargers||49-26||-18.5|
|1994 - XXVIII||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills||30-13||-10.5|
|1993 - XXVII||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills||52-17||-6.5|
|1992 - XXVI||Washington Redskins||Buffalo Bills||37-24||-7|
|1991 - XXV||New York Giants||Buffalo Bills||20-19||+7|
|1990 - XXIV||San Francisco 49ers||Denver Broncos||55-10||-12|
After the thrilling finale to Super Bowl XLVII where Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, there is sure to be much excitement around the 2013/14 NFL season and Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Super Bowl will be held on 2nd February 2014 at theMet Life Stadium in New Jersey, and it promises to be another great sporting spectacle for the punters with so many betting markets available throughout the season.....
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