2015 Super Bowl facts to help bettors

2015 Super Bowl Facts to Help Bettors

It’s the biggest football game on the planet. The Super Bowl. The annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football Conference (NFC).
It’s the final culmination of nearly six months of football, with the winning team being awarded the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Held on the first Sunday in February, Super Bowl Sunday as it is known, has become something of a national holiday in the United States.
Raking second only to Thanksgiving Day as the biggest day for food consumption in the country — and ranks at the top as far as sports betting goes, second to none.
The Super Bowl is also among the most-watched sporting events in the world, second to the UEFA European Champions League final as the most watched annual sporting event in the world, meaning millions will be wanting to spice up their viewing pleasure by cashing in on a variety of betting options.
Experts say that 33 percentage of Americans will place some sort of wager on the Super Bowl. So to help those wanting to bet on this year’s Super Bowl, we have put together a list of a few fun Super Bowl facts to assist handicappers in making those tough decision on who or what to wager on and why.
Currently, the National Football Conference (NFC) leads the American Football Conference (AFC) with 25 victories to 22.
To start the game, there is the ceremonial coins toss, which has turned up both heads and tails at a Super Bowl, 24 times, with the ensuing opening kickoff  being returned for a touchdown only once, by Devin Hester in Super Bowl XLI.
From there the teams battle it out, some pounding their opponent with their dominating rushing attack like the Redskins did inSB XVII, behind John Riggins, who holds the record for must rushing attempts in one Super Bowl, with 28.
That style of football often led to low scoring games, with the lowest combined score in Super Bowl history being 21, when the Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII.
Other teams likethe Rams in SB XXXIV, have struggled on the ground, but despite racking up the fewest rushing yards with 29, still went on to win the “Big Game. “
Today’s modern teams have all but abandoned the old school days of smashmouth run-first football, opting to air the ball out more.
With that, team’s are relying more on their quarterbacks, who have dominated the number of times a player at that position has been handed the Super Bowl MVP. There have been a total of 12 quarterbacks to have been named Super Bowl MVP, including five quarterbacks who have been given the award six times between 2002 and 2013.
Of those is the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, who wears No. 12, a number worn by 27 of the Super Bowls wining quarterbacks. Brady also holds the record for mostconsecutive completions in one Super Bowl, with 16 in SB XLVI.
 But as good as a team’s QB is, hinges on his receiving corps, and HOF receiver Jerry Rice is proof,  holding the record for the most Super Bowl points scored in a career, with 48. Meanwhile, Demaryius Thomas is the record holder for the most receptions in one Super Bowl, with 13 in SB XLVIII.
Regardless of style, the most points a team has ever led by at halftimeis 25. It was the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII. And the largest point margin of victory in a Super Bowl is 45. Set during Super Bowl XXIV, when the 49ers beat the Broncos 55-10.
And while the Broncos’ 10 points was embarrassing, thelowest number of points scored by a single team in the Super Bowl is three, by the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.
The numbers never lie, and hopefully these Super Bowl facts will help handicappers enjoy the game as they pad their bankrolls one last time until next year’s NFL season.
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