The Super Bowl is the championship for the National Football League (NFL), which is America’s superior football league. The game pits the winner of two conferences, the National Football Conference (NFC) against the American Football Conference (AFC) in the finale. This is an annual event that started in 1967 and is usually played on the first Sunday in February.
The Super Bowl is the most gambled-on sporting event in the United States. The 2021 finale will take place at Raymond James Stadium from Tampa, Florida on Feb. 7, 2021.
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by Tony Mejia
The NFL hasn’t crowned a repeat champion since New England won a second straight Super Bowl in 2005. That drought may end in 2021 since the Kansas City Chiefs (+600) are expected to open as the betting favorites to win another championship. The Baltimore Ravens (+650) are the only team being put in the Chiefs’ class following a 14-2 regular-season run.
Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have been voted as the last two MVPs, ushering a new era at the position. Mahomes will turn 25 a week after the regular-season opener. Jackson, the youngest recipient of the top individual award in history, won’t be 23 years old until the playoffs.
Kansas City and Baltimore are likely to again emerge as the AFC’s top two seeds again and should both avoid a playoff upset this time around. With those teams on a collision course in the conference, one way to bet this year’s title futures is to ride with your preference among those two juggernauts.
The other way to go is to pick one of the many NFC candidates in what looks to be a wide open conference race and ride them to pull off a Super Bowl upset for a huge return.
San Francisco (+1000) would currently open the season as the ‘chalk’ to represent its conference in Tampa Bay. The Saints (+1200) still have to prove the team can get on the same page on the field even if they struggle to find common ground off of it given that Drew Brees’ comments regarding protests were so poorly received.
The Buccaneers (+1300), Cowboys (+1700), Eagles (+2000), Seahawks (+2500), Vikings (+2500) and Packers (+2800) should all be in the playoff hunt and have championship-caliber personnel worth backing. With Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski on board, Tampa Bay has a chance to become the first team in NFL history to “host” the Super Bowl.
Year in and year out, the Cowboys are always discussed as a Super Bowl contender. In spite of missing the playoffs last season, Dallas has the offensive weapons to compete with anybody in the league and has a favorable home schedule. On the road, the Cowboys travel to Seattle and Baltimore, but the rest of the away slate is manageable. The NFC has seen a different representative for the Super Bowl in each of the last six seasons, as Dallas is 17/2 (+850) to win the conference championship.
The Chiefs are currently the favorite to win the AFC and the Super Bowl. Kansas City looks to become the first team since the 2003-04 Patriots to capture consecutive Super Bowl title. The Chiefs will be tested in September with three of four games against playoff teams from last season, while traveling to Tampa Bay and New Orleans late in the season. But Kansas City is extremely talented, led by Mahomes and will try to break the long hex of teams not winning back-to-back titles.
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Through the first 54 Super Bowls, the NFC and AFC have gone 27-27 against one another. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl wins at six, while the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers both have five.
Favorites have gone 36-17 straight up and 29-20-2 against the spread in the Super Bowl. The largest upset came in Super Bowl III (1969) when the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 as 18-point underdogs.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in the 2020 finale and they covered as 1 ½-point favorites.
The ‘over/under’ has gone 27-26 in the first 54 Super Bowl matchups. No total was posted on Super Bowl I between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.