Super Bowl XLVIII – 10 Vital Statistics


A gruelling NFL season climaxes with this Sunday’s Superbowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. Here’s Unibet columnist Joe Short with all the vital numbers…

 

10. Both Seattle and Denver finished their regular seasons with 13-3 records, the best in the NFL, yet the Broncos scored 606 points to the Seahawks’ 417 before the playoffs. Denver are slight favourites at 1.83 to win the Super Bowl.

9. Two-time Super Bowl champions Denver last made the NFL’s showpiece event in 1999, when they beat the Falcons 34-19 to successfully defend their title. The Broncos are 3.50 to win with a -9 handicap.

8. Seattle, meanwhile, have never won the Super Bowl. Their sole appearance was in 2006 when they lost 21-10 to the Steelers. Now, they are 2.00 to win.

7. Last season, the 49ers became only the second team in history to lose a Super Bowl having scored +30 points. A price of 1.91 is available for +47 points scored during the game.


Watch Denver win their first Super Bowl championship in 1998 with a 31-24 win over the Packers: 


6. Denver have scored first in both their playoff games this season, while Seattle went three points down in their NFC Championship game with San Francisco. Denver are 1.85 to score first, with Seattle at 1.95.

5. From their two playoff games, the Seahawks have averaged a seven-point winning margin compared to Denver’s 8.5. The Broncos are 6.00 to win by 7-12 points.

4. Peyton Manning threw more yards than any other player in the NFL this regular season (5,477) and has averaged 315 yards per game in the postseason. Sunday’s Super Bowl is 3.10 to witness +6.5 touchdowns.


Watch Seattle’s only appearance in the Super Bowl, in 2006 against the Steelers: 

3. Seattle’s Kam Chancellor (25) and Booby Wagner (24) have respectively made the third and fourth most tackles in the postseason. The first quarter is 1.85 to yield below 9.5 points.

2. Demaryius Thomas made 1,430 receiving yards for Denver in the regular season, the fourth most in the league. The wide receiver has earned two touchdowns this postseason to add to his 14 before the New Year and is 1.90 to score a TD.

1. Marshawn Lynch, meanwhile, tops the rushing charts this postseason with 249 and scored three touchdowns. The Seattle running back made just two TDs in the whole of the regular season but is 1.50 favourite to score.


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