Best Super Bowl 50 Betting Matchups
Only 12 of the 32 franchises in the National Football League are still alive with a chance to appear in Super Bowl 50. Which two of them would you like to see square off the most? Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting NFL betting matchups.
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Super Bowl Betting: Green Bay vs Kansas City
We could literally go back to the future with this reprise of the first meeting between AFL and NFL teams — back before the game was even called the “Super Bowl.” Taking place in 1967, this game featured Bart Starr quarterbacking the Packers and Len Dawson quarterbacking the Chiefs. The Packers won big, 35-10, but it’s well worth arguing that these two teams would be much more closely matched this time. Andy Reid could win his first Super Bowl ring after 17 seasons as a head coach (and in his second Super Bowl appearance), and this would also give those long-suffering Chiefs fans some revenge.
Super Bowl Betting: Minnesota vs Houston
While neither quarterback in this game would be a legitimate star (at least not yet), you would have huge star power in this game, as J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson would be on the field, and it’s hard to imagine two bigger non-quarterback stars facing off than in this game. The storylines would be significant, going back to Adrian Peterson’s comeback from a season-long suspension to the dervish and media star that J.J. Watt has become. One of the game’s best tailbacks ever would be squaring off against one of the NFL’s most dominating defensive legends.
Super Bowl Betting: Pittsburgh vs Arizona
This game would give the Cardinals a chance to avenge their Super Bowl XLIII loss to these same Steelers, and such players as Larry Fitzgerald, James Harrison and Ben Roethlisberger are still with their teams. Of course, another intriguing story would involve Bruce Arians, who is now the Cardinals’ head coach but back then was the Steelers’ offensive coordinator, playing a key role in turning Big Ben into the star that he is now. This would also feature two old AFC North rivals, as Carson Palmer was once a Cincinnati Bengal who could never dislodge the Steelers from the top of the division.
Super Bowl Betting: New England vs Seattle
This would be one of the best Revenge Bowl opportunities of all time. When these teams squared off last February in Super Bowl XLIX, the game brought in 114.4 million viewers — just in the United States. The incredible ending of that game — the Malcolm Butler pick on one of the most boneheaded two-minute drill calls ever — would bring fans back to the television again. This would also give Tom Brady the chance to win his fifth ring, which would give the most ever by a quarterback (Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana each have four).