NFL Betting Analysis Highlights 50 Stats From 50 Super Bowls (Part 1)

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,January 31, 2017 11:24, EST in

If you’re a football historian that loves looking back, then you’re in for a treat!

Whether you look back in an effort to increase your chances of cashing in on Super Bowl 51 or simply because you love reminiscing about days gone by, then you’re going to absolutely love this fun – filled look at 50 key stats from the 50 Super Bowl pairings that have taken place in NFL history.  Now, let’s get started and before you bet on the NFL playoffs, click here to cash in on the latest Super Bowl 51 promos.

NFL Betting Analysis Highlights 50 Stats From 50 Super Bowls (Part 1)

 

 

Super Bowls 1-25 (1967 – 1991)

Super Bowl – Year – Location – Matchup – Line (Total) – Score – ATS Result

1- 1967 – Los Angeles, CA – Green Bay vs. Kansas City

Green Bay -14 (N/A) Green Bay 35 Kansas City 10 – Favorite

Analysis: Vince Lombardi’s powerful Packers covered the spread as huge two touchdown favorites by shutting Kansas City out for three quarters while quarterback Bart Starr bagged his first MVP award.

2- 1968 – Miami, FL – Green Bay vs. Oakland

Green Bay -13.5 (43) – Green Bay 33 Oakland 14 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: Bart Starr won his second straight championship game MVP award by completing 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and one TD.

3- 1969 – Miami, FL – N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore

Baltimore -18 (40) N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore 7 – Underdog – Under

Analysis: Super Bowl 3 was the first league championship to bear the official name, Super Bowl. The Jets were also the first underdog to win the Super Bowl outright.

4- 1970 – New Orleans, LA – Kansas City vs. Minnesota

Minnesota -12 (39) – Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7 – Underdog – Under

Analysis: The Chiefs won the first and only Super Bowl title in franchise history.  Quarterback Lin Dawson won the MVP award, but Kansas City’s defense starred by limiting Minnesota’s rushing attack to just 67 yards while recording 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

5- 1971 – Miami, FL – Baltimorevs. Dallas

Baltimore -2.5 (36) – Baltimore 16 Dallas 13 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley became the first defensive player to win the Super Bowl MVP award and the first player on a losing team to win the honor. Howley intercepted two passes and intercepted one fumble in a game that featured a record 11 turnovers.

6- 1972 – New Orleans, LA – Dallas vs. Miami

Dallas -6 (34) – Dallas 24 Miami 3 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: One year after losing in their first Super Bowl appearance, the Dallas Cowboys shut down the inexperienced Miami Dolphins while rushing for a record 252 yards.

7- 1973 – Los Angeles, CA – Miami vs. Washington

Miami – 1 (33) – Miami 14 Washington 7 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: Miami’s ‘No-Name’ defense never allowed an offensive touchdown in completing the league’s only perfect season to this day.

8- 1974 – Houston, TX – Miami vs. Minnesota

Miami – 6.5 (33) – Miami 24 Minnesota 7 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: The Dolphins scored on their first two drives and limited the overmatched Vikings to just seven first quarter plays.

9- 1975 – New Orleans, LA – Pittsburghvs. Minnesota

Pittsburgh -3 (33) – Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: The Steelers won their first Super Bowl in the last professional game played at Tulane Stadium as Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris rushed for 158 yards and one touchdown to win the MVP honors.

10- 1976 – Miami, FL – Pittsburgh vs. Dallas

Pittsburgh -7 (36) – Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17 – Underdog – Over

Analysis: The Steelers won their second Super Bowl title, but the Cowboys managed to snap a five-year streak of favorites covering in the narrow defeat.

11- 1977 – Pasadena, CA – Oakland vs. Minnesota

Oakland – 4 (38) – Oakland 34 Minnesota 14 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff won the game’s MVP award by catching a whopping four passes for 79 yards and no touchdowns.

12- 1978 – New Orleans, LA – Dallas vs. Denver

Dallas – 6 (39) – Dallas 27 Denver 10 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: Dallas dominated defensively dominated by forcing eight turnovers and allowing only eight pass completions as linebacker Randy White and defensive lineman Harvey Martin shared the MVP honors for the first and only time in Super Bowl history.

13- 1979 – Miami, FL – Pittsburgh vs. Dallas

Pittsburgh -3.5 (37) – Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: Quarterback Terry Bradshaw tossed four TD passes to win the Super Bowl 13 MVP award.

14- 1980 – Pasadena, CA – Pittsburgh vs. L.A. Rams

Pittsburgh -10.5 (36) – Pittsburgh 31 L.A. Rams 19 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: Bradshaw won his second straight Super Bowl MVP award by throwing for 309 yards and two touchdowns – to overcome three interceptions.

15- 1981 – New Orleans, LA – Oaklandvs. Philadelphia

Philadelphia -3 (37.5) – Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10 – Underdog – Under

Analysis: Quarterback Jim Plunkett got some career redemption by passing for 261 yards and three touchdowns to win the Super Bowl XV MVP award while Philly’s Ron Jaworski tossed three picks.

16- 1982 – Pontiac, MI – San Francisco vs. Cincinnati

San Francisco -1 (48) – San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: Three turnovers helped the Niners take a 20-0 halftime lead they could never overcome as Joe Montana won the MVP by passing and rushing for one score apiece.

17- 1983 – Pasadena, CA – Washington vs. Miami

Miami -3 (36.5) – Washington 27 Miami 17 – Underdog – Over

Analysis: John Riggins ran wild in rushing for 166 yards and one touchdown to win the Super Bowl 17 MVP award.

18- 1984 – Tampa, FL – L.A. Raiders vs. Washington

Washington -3 (48) – L.A. 38 Washington 9 – Favorite – Under

Analysis: Hall of Famer Marcus Allen rushed for a record 191 yards and two score to lead the Raiders to the emphatic Super Bowl 18 win.

19- 1985 – Stanford, CA – San Francisco vs. Miami

San Francisco -3.5 (53.5) – San Francisco 38 Miami 16 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: Joe Montana won his second Super Bowl MVP award, this time, by passing for 331 yards and three touchdowns.

20- 1986 – New Orleans, LA – Chicagovs. New England

Chicago -10 (37.5) – Chicago 46 New England 10 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: The Famed ’85 Bears capped off arguably the greatest defensive season in NFL history by shutting out New England until they ‘gifted’ the Pats a touchdown late in the fourth quarter as defensive end Richard Dent won the MVP.

21- 1987 – Pasadena, CA – N.Y. Giants vs. Denver

N.Y. Giants -9.5 (40) – N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: Quarterback Phil Simms completed a blistering 22 of 25 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns to win the MVP award while the Giants defense shut down John Elway.

22- 1988 – San Diego, CA – Washingtonvs. Denver

Denver -3 (47) – Washington 42 Denver 10 – Underdog – Over

Analysis: Doug Williams became the first African-American quarterback to lead his team to Super Bowl victory while winning MVP honors by passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns.

 

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23- 1989 – Miami, FL – San Franciscovs. Cincinnati

San Francisco – 7 (48) – San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16 – Underdog – Under

Analysis: Jerry Rice, the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, caught 11 passes for a record 215 yards and one touchdown to win the MBP award.

24- 1990 – New Orleans, LA – San Francisco vs. Denver

San Francisco – 12 (48) – San Francisco 55 Denver 10 – Favorite – Over

Analysis: When you throw for 297 yards with a whopping five TD passes like Joe Montana did in Super Bowl 24, then it’s a no-brainer that you’re the game’s MVP winner.

25- 1991 – Tampa, FL – N.Y. Giants vs. Buffalo

Buffalo -7 (40.5) – N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19 – Underdog – Under

Analysis: Running back Ottis Anderson rushed for 102 yards and one score to win the MVP award but this game will always be remembered as the Scott Norwood ‘wide right’ Game with the Bills kicker missing a 47-yarder as time expired that would have given Buffalo the win.