NFL Super Bowl LVIII Betting Recap - Bet on Football

NFL Super Bowl LVIII Betting Recap

NFL Super Bowl LVIII Betting

It was on everybody’s mind before Super Sunday but now we can officially say the Kansas City Chiefs are a dynasty. Another come from behind win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII gave the Chiefs a record achieved by seven other clubs with their second straight Lombardi Trophy. And just like the previous season the final margin was three points. The Chiefs got a late field goal in regulation to tie the contest sending it into overtime. The second OT game in Super Bowl history was won on a touchdown pass from game MVP Patrick Mahomes with three seconds left in the overtime period.

Playing in their fourth Super Bowl in five years, the Chiefs matched Green Bay, Miami, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver and most recently the New England Patriots as the consecutive winners of the NFL Championship game. The Chiefs were positioned as a favorite on the early Super Bowl futures odds to become the first team to win three in a row.

Ironically Kansas City’s recent run started in Super Bowl LIV following the 2019 season with a win over the Niners staging a fourth quarter comeback scoring three unanswered touchdowns to erase a 20-10 deficit and win the game 31-20. Mahomes threw a pair of touchdowns, both in the final frame, to earn his first Super Bowl MVP award. He also was named MVP following last year’s 38-35 win over Philadelphia and tied Joe Montana for the second-most MVPs in Super Bowl history with three.

Prior to their Super Bowl LIV appearance the Chiefs had gone 50 years without participating in the Big Game. They now have the third-most visits with six breaking a tie with Green Bay and the New York Giants. KC also did it the hard way knocking off the AFC’s No. 2 seed Buffalo on the road in the Divisional Round as a 2.5-point underdog and getting past the top-seeded Ravens in the AFC Championship as a 4.5-point dog. The Niners were the No. 1 seed in the NFC and were laying 2.5-points on the closing Super Bowl line.

The Niners are having their own semi-successful run over the past several seasons only lacking a Super Bowl title to go along with everything else. After winning their first five trips to the Super Bowl they’ve now dropped their last three, each with a different starting quarterback. The Niners also came within a victory of reaching the Super Bowl in each of the previous two seasons falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in 2021 and to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2022 NFC Championship. Since winning their last of five Lombardi Trophies following the 1994 season, the Niners are 0-3 in Super Bowls and 0-5 in the NFC Championship.

Following their loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV and consecutive setbacks in the NFC Championship, the Niners opted to go a different direction at the quarterback spot. At the time Jimmy Garoppolo was considered a hot commodity. He served as Tom Brady’s backup in New England early in his career and had tremendous success in his limited playing time. He directed the Niners to much success, however he was labeled as QB that couldn’t “win the big one.”

Injuries and the emergence of Brock Purdy also played a role, but the club allowed Jimmy G to walk. The question now is Kyle Shanahan capable of winning the big one? Shanahan has at least got teams to the Super Bowl, which can’t be said about a lot of people. But he is winless in three trips as a head coach or coordinator. Shanahan was Atlanta’s offensive coordinator when the Falcons led the NFL in scoring in 2016. They famously lost a 28-3 lead in falling to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. In his third year as coach of the Niners they lost a 10-point lead falling to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. And SF led 10-0 late in the second quarter before bowing to the Chiefs again in Super Bowl LVIII. Will the Niners take the same route with their head coach as they did with their quarterback?

The Niners and Chiefs are the early favorites for a rematch in the Super Bowl odds market for the 2024 season. If that matchup comes to fruition it would mark the second time the same teams have played in three Super Bowl games. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys met three times, most recently in Super Bowl XXX.

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NFL Super Bowl Results (2000)

58 Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers 25-22 (OT)
57 Kansas City Chiefs Philadelphia Eagles 38-35
56 Los Angeles Rams Cincinnati Bengals 23-20
55 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kansas City Chiefs 31-9
54 Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers 31-20
53 New England Patriots Los Angeles Rams 13-3
52 Philadelphia Eagles New England Patriots 41-33
51 New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons 34-28
50 Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers 24-10
49 New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks 28-24
48 Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos 43-8
47 Baltimore Ravens San Francisco 49ers 34-31
46 New York Giants New England Patriots 21-17
45 Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25
44 New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts 31-17
43 Pittsburgh Steelers Arizona Cardinals 27-23
42 New York Giants New England Patriots 17-14
41 Indianapolis Colts Chicago Bears 29-17
40 Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks 21-10
39 New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles 24-21
38 New England Patriots Carolina Panthers 32-29
37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oakland Raiders 48-21
36 New England Patriots St. Louis Rams 20-17
35 Baltimore Ravens New York Giants 34-7
34 St. Louis Rams Tennessee Titans 23-16

You would have been laughed at if you told someone that the New England Patriots would surpass the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers as the most successful franchises in the Super Bowl era at the start of the 21st Century. New England had only been to the Super Bowl twice when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady joined forces in 2000, but the Patriots made a whopping nine Super Bowl appearances in 18 years from 2001 to 2018. The Pats won the Super Bowl six times, establishing Brady as the GOAT and Belichick as the greatest head coach since Don Shula.

Pittsburgh is the only other team that has six Super Bowl titles. The Steelers were the team of the 1970s, winning four Super Bowls in six years with several Hall of Fame players on both sides of the ball. They have only had three head coaches over the last five-plus decades, as they have been continually successful under Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin. Cowher and Tomlin each lifted the Lombardi Trophy once for this franchise.

The Dallas Cowboys would have been the team of the 1970s if they had defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in either of their Super Bowl showdowns. The Cowboys lost both of those games, but they went to the Super Bowl five times in the decade and won it twice. Dallas was the team of the 1990s though as the Cowboys blew out all three of their AFC opponents in the big game in the span of four years to make this the second franchise with five Super Bowl wins.

San Francisco is the only other team with at least five Super Bowl victories. The 49ers were the team of the 1980s as Joe Montana took the team to four Super Bowl wins in that stretch. They added one for the thumb with their blowout of the San Diego Chargers in 1994, and they went to the Super Bowl twice in the 2010s. San Francisco lost to Baltimore in the Harbaugh Bowl though and blew a fourth quarter lead against Kansas City in Super Bowl 54.

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