NFL Betting Analysis Highlights 50 Stats From 50 Super Bowls (Part 2)
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NFL Betting Analysis Highlights 50 Stats From 50 Super Bowls (Part 2)
Super Bowls 26-50 (1991-2016)
26- 1992-Minneapolis, MN – Washington vs. Buffalo
Washington -7 (49)-Washington 37 Buffalo 24-Favorite-Over
Analysis: Journeyman quarterback Mark Rypien passed for 292 yards and one score to win the Super Bowl 36 MVP award while Buffalo Hall of Famer Jim Kelly tossed four interceptions.
27- 1993-Pasadena, CA – Dallas vs. Buffalo
Dallas -6.5 (44.5)-Dallas 52 Buffalo 17-Favorite-Over
Analysis: Hall of Fame signal-caller Troy Aikman won the MVP award by passing for 273 yards and four touchdowns while Emmitt Smith rushed for 108 yards and one score and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin hauled in six passes for 114 yards and two scores.
28- 1994-Atlanta, GA – Dallas vs. Buffalo
Dallas -10.5 (50.5)-Dallas 30 Buffalo 13-Favorite-Under
Analysis: This Super Bowl marked the first and only time in league history that the same two teams have met in consecutive Super Bowls. Emmitt Smith rushed 30 times for 132 yards and two scores to win the MVP award.
29- 1995-Miami, FL – San Francisco vs. San Diego
San Francisco -18.5 (53.5)-San Francisco 49 San Diego 26-Favorite-Over
Analysis: Hall of Famer Steve Young passed for 325 yards and a Super Bowl record, six touchdowns to win the MVP award.
30- 1996-Tempe, AZ – Dallas vs. Pittsburgh
Dallas -13.5 (51)-Dallas 27 Pittsburgh 17-Underdog-Under
Analysis: Cornerback Larry Brown picked off two passes in the first half to win the MVP award as Dallas recorded three picks to get the emphatic win.
31- 1997-New Orleans, LA – Green Bay vs. New England
Green Bay -14 (49)-Green Bay 35 New England 21-Push-Over
Analysis: Returner Desmond Howard returned a kickoff 99 yards to led the Packers to victory and win the MVP award while Brett Favre tossed two TD passes in the win.
32- 1998-San Diego, CA – Denver vs. Green Bay
Green Bay -11 (49)-Denver 31 Green Bay 24-Underdog-Over
Analysis: Running back Terrell Davis rushed for 157 yards and three scores to led Denver to victory and help John Elway get his first Super Bowl ring.
33- 1999-Miami, FL – Denver vs. Atlanta
Denver -7.5 (52.5)-Denver 34 Atlanta 19-Favorite-Over
Analysis: Elway passed for 336 yards and one score to win the MVP award and get his second and final Super Bowl ring before retiring.
34- 2000-Atlanta, GA – St. Louis vs. Tennessee
St. Louis -7 (45)-St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16-Push-Under
Analysis: Quarterback Kurt Warner led the Rams to their only Super Bowl title by passing for 414 yards and two touchdowns. The Titans nearly pulled off the comeback but ended up one yard short of a potential game-tying touchdown.
35- 2001-Tampa, FL – Baltimore vs. N.Y. Giants
Baltimore -3 (33)-Baltimore 34 N.Y. Giants 7-Favorite-Over
Analysis: Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis led the Ravens to victory and became the second linebacker ever to win the Super Bowl MVP award by recording three solo tackles, two assisted tackles – and blocking four passes.
36- 2002-New Orleans, LA – New England vs. St. Louis
St. Louis -14 (53)-New England 20 St. Louis 17-Underdog-Under
Analysis: Tom Brady led the Patriots to their first Super Bowl title with a modest 145 passing yards and one touchdown to win Super Bowl 36 MVP honors.
37- 2003-San Diego, CA – Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
Oakland -4 (44)-Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21-Underdog-Over
Analysis: The Bucs picked off Oakland’s Rich Gannon and Super Bowl record five times, with safety Dexter Jackson nabbing two to become only the second safety and third defensive back named Super Bowl MVP.
38- 2004-Houston, TX – New England vs. Carolina
New England -7 (37.5)-New England 32 Carolina 29-Underdog-Over
Analysis: Tom Brady passed for 354 yards and three scores to win the MVP award, but who cares after Janet Jackson’s unforgettable wardrobe malfunction?
39- 2005-Jacksonville, FL – New England vs. Philadelphia
New England -7 (46.5)-New England 24 Philadelphia 21-Underdog-Under
Analysis: The Pats won their third title and wide receiver Deion Branch won MVP honors by catching 11 passes for 133 yards, but to this day, I stand by the fact that several of Philadelphia’s players told me that New England knew some of their plays before they ever snapped the ball.
40- 2006-Detroit, MI – Pittsburgh vs. Seattle
Pittsburgh -4 (47)-Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10-Favorite-Under
Analysis: Wide receiver Hines Ward by hauling in five passes for 123 yards and one score while rushing once for 18 yards.
41- 2007-Miami, FL – Indianapolis vs. Chicago
Indianapolis -7 (47)-Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17-Favorite-Under
Analysis: The Colts got the win and Peyton Manning won the MVP award by passing for 247 yards and one touchdown.
42- 2008-Glendale, AZ – N.Y. Giants vs. New England
New England -12 (55)-N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14-Underdog-Under
Analysis: The Giants pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history and quarterback Eli Manning won the MVP award after passing for 255 yards and two touchdowns. However, this game will always be remembered for David Tyree’s mind-boggling catch.
43- 2009-Tampa, FL – Pittsburgh vs. Arizona
Pittsburgh -7 (46)-Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23-Underdog-Over
Analysis: Pittsburgh wideout Santonio Holmes won the MVP award for his game-winning TD grab with 35 seconds remaining in regulation. Linebacker James Harrison added a 100-yard interception return in the win.
44- 2010-Miami, FL – New Orleans vs. Indianapolis
Indianapolis -5 (57)-New Orleans 31 Indianapolis 17-Underdog-Under
Analysis: Future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees capped off the Saints’ dream season by passing for 288 yards and two touchdowns to win the Super Bowl 44 MVP award.
45- 2011-Arlington, TX – Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh
Green Bay -3 (45)-Green Bay 31 Pittsburgh 25-Favorite-Over
Analysis: Aaron Rodgers passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns to win the MVP award.
46- 2012-Indianapolis, IN – N.Y. Giants vs. New England
New England -2.5 (53)-N.Y. Giants 21 New England 17-Underdog-Under
Analysis: Eli Manning won his second Super Bowl MVP award by passing for 296 yards and one touchdown.
47- 2013-New Orleans, LA – San Francisco vs. Baltimore
San Francisco -4.5 (48)-Baltimore 34 San Francisco 31-Underdog-Over
Analysis: Quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 387 yards and three scores to win MVP honors.
48- 2014-East Rutherford, NJ – Seattle vs. Denver
Denver -2.5 (47.5)-Seattle 43 Denver 8-Underdog-Over
Analysis: Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith returned a Peyton Manning interception 69 yards for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and made nine tackles to win Super Bowl MVP honors.
49- 2015-Glendale, AZ – Seattlevs. New England
Pick ’em (47.5)-New England 28 Seattle 24-Over
Analysis: Tom Brady won MVP honors by throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns, but Patriots rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler should have won it after picking off Seattle’s Russell Wilson on the 1-yard-line on the game’s final play.
50- 2016-Santa Clara, CA – Carolina vs. Denver
Carolina -5 (43.5)-Denver 24 Carolina 10-Underdog-Under
Analysis: Linebacker Von Miller led a hellacious defensive effort that resulted in seven sacks and three Carolina turnovers in the final game of Peyton Manning’s Hall of Fame career.