A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs

Posted by Derrick Harper on December 7, 2017 in

Being the underdog in the Super Bowl is not a bad thing. Sure, last February the Falcons were the underdog, and we all know how that went. But, in the past 7 years of Super Bowl games – the underdogs have come away not only covering the NFL Spread but winning the game outright. Last season, a five-year streak was snapped. Let’s take a look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs.

A Look at the Past 7 Super Bowl Betting Underdogs

2017 – Super Bowl LI – Falcons +3

This is a game that the Atlanta Falcons would like to forget. Sure, they are proud of their first trip to the Super Bowl since XXXIII, but man, this is the biggest blown lead in Super Bowl history. Matt Ryan and the Falcons led 28-3, and still could not cover the spread. This loss snapped a streak of five straight underdog wins in the Super Bowl.

2016 – Super Bowl L – Broncos +4.5

The Denver Broncos were the underdog, and part of that was the struggles that Peyton Manning saw late in the season. Another part of it was the fraud that Super Bowl loser of XLVII Denver was. But, the Broncos were methodical and the defense was outstanding. The Broncos won as the underdog, beating the Carolina Panthers by two touchdowns.

2015 – Super Bowl XLIX – Patriots +1

What? The New England Patriots as an underdog? Well, Tom Brady and the Patriots were the only team between the Seattle Seahawks and back to back Super Bowl titles. This is the game that lives in the minds of Seahawks fans. The Patriots stop the Seahawks late in the game at the goal line to win the game and make it three in a row for the underdogs.

2014 – Super Bowl XLVIII – Seahawks +2

The first of the back to back seasons for Seattle heading to the Super Bowl. The Seahawks absolutely made oddsmakers look silly pouring in 43 points on the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks started the game hot with a safety and then just crushed Peyton Manning and the Broncos all night.

Seattle became one of the greatest Super Bowl Betting underdog of all time.

2013 – Super Bowl XLVII – Baltimore Ravens +4.5

The Ravens won their second Super Bowl in the Ray Lewis era. The first time Baltimore was in the title game was in Super Bowl XXV when they smashed the Giants. This time the Ravens were underdogs against the 49ers. This is known as the Harbaugh game and was the highest scoring Super Bowl game since the Buccaneers and Raiders scored 69 in Super Bowl XXXVII.

2012 – Super Bowl XLVI – Giants +2.5

This was the second time these two met in the Super Bowl in five years. Eli Manning picked up his second Super Bowl title, and ironically beat the Patriots. Both times they met in the Super Bowl, the under hit, with this game settling in at a low total of 38.

2011 – Super Bowl XLV – Steelers +3

The underdog had won three straight games with the Giants, Steelers, and Saints taking the crown. Now the Steelers were looking to make it four in a row, but the Green Bay Packers had other thoughts in mind. Aaron Rodgers sliced and diced through the Pittsburgh defense and came away with a Super Bowl title.

It’s not all that bad to be a Super Bowl Betting underdog. Best of luck with all your National Football League betting, and especially when it comes time for Super Bowl LII. Enjoy the games!