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NFL 2015: Opening Odds to Win Super Bowl 50

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TEAM SUPER BOWL WIN %
1. Green Bay Packers 15.9
2. New England Patriots 13.6
3. Denver Broncos 12.8
4. Seattle Seahawks 11.7
5. Indianapolis Colts 11.2
6. Philadelphia Eagles 4.3
7. Minnesota Vikings 3.6
8. Dallas Cowboys 3.4
9. Miami Dolphins 3.2
10. Carolina Panthers 2.7
11. Baltimore Ravens 2.4
12. Kansas City Chiefs 2.0
13. Cincinnati Bengals 1.8
14. New York Giants 1.5
14. Buffalo Bills 1.5
16. Atlanta Falcons 1.1
16. San Diego Chargers 1.1
18. St. Louis Rams 0.9
18. Pittsburgh Steelers 0.9
20. Detroit Lions 0.7
21. New Orleans Saints 0.6
21. Arizona Cardinals 0.6
23. Washington Redskins 0.5
23. Houston Texans 0.5
25. New York Jets 0.4
25. Cleveland Browns 0.4
27. San Francisco 49ers 0.3
27. Chicago Bears 0.3
27. Oakland Raiders 0.3
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.1
31. Tennessee Titans 0.0
31. Jacksonville Jaguars 0.0

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TEAM ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
1. Green Bay Packers 15-2
1. New England Patriots 15-2
1. Seattle Seahawks 15-2
4. Indianapolis Colts 9-1
5. Philadelphia Eagles 10-1
6. Denver Broncos 15-1
7. Dallas Cowboys 18-1
8. Baltimore Ravens 22-1
9. Pittsburgh Steelers 23-1
10. Miami Dolphins 30-1
10. Minnesota Vikings 30-1
12. Atlanta Falcons 40-1
12. Kansas City Chiefs 40-1
14. Arizona Cardinals 45-1
14. Buffalo Bills 45-1
14. New Orleans Saints 45-1
17. Cincinnati Bengals 50-1
17. Detroit Lions 50-1
17. San Diego Chargers 50-1
20. Houston Texans 60-1
20. New York Giants 60-1
22. St. Louis Rams 70-1
23. Carolina Panthers 75-1
24. San Francisco 49ers 85-1
25. Oakland Raiders 90-1
26. Chicago Bears 100-1
26. Tampa Bay Buccanneers 100-1
28. New York Jets 105-1
29. Washington Redskins 125-1
30. Cleveland Browns 150-1
31. Tennessee Titans 185-1
32. Jacksonville Jaguars 350-1

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TEAM ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
1. Green Bay Packers 6-1
2. Seattle Seahawks 13-2
3. Indianapolis Colts 8-1
4. New England Patriots 9-1
5. Dallas Cowboys 10-1
6. Denver Broncos 12-1
7. Philadelphia Eagles 20-1
8. Pittsburgh Steelers 25-1
8. Arizona Cardinals 25-1
8. Baltimore Ravens 25-1
11. New York Giants 28-1
12. Buffalo Bills 33-1
12. Cincinnati Bengals 33-1
12. Kansas City Chiefs 33-1
12. Minnesota Vikings 33-1
12. San Francisco 49ers 33-1
12. Miami Dolphins 33-1
18. New Orleans Saints 40-1
18. Atlanta Falcons 40-1
18. Carolina Panthers 40-1
18. Detroit Lions 40-1
22. San Diego Chargers 50-1
22. Chicago Bears 50-1
22. Houston Texans 50-1
22. St. Louis Rams 50-1
22. New York Jets 50-1
27. Oakland Raiders 66-1
28. Cleveland Browns 75-1
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100-1
30. Washington Redskins 125-1
31. Jacksonville Jaguars 200-1
31. Tennessee Titans 200-1

 

Seattle Seahawks and Teams with Back-to-Back Super Bowl Appearances

Russell Wilson Has Taken The Seattle Seahawks To Back-To-Back Super Bowl Appearances

Russell Wilson Has Taken The Seattle Seahawks To Back-To-Back Super Bowl Appearances

A popular post here at Sports List of the Day covers the Super Bowl’s back-to-back winners and losers.

But there’s more to back-to-back Super Bowls – just getting there two times in a row is feat enough.

What happens when a team loses one Super Bowl, then returns the next? Are they vindicated?

What about revenge? Anybody beat the team that vanquished them the season before?

The Seattle Seahawks are the 11th franchise to return to the Super Bowl the next season. And hey, Tom Brady‘s New England Patriots were the 10th (2003 and 2004).

All totaled it’s happened 16 times, with the Dallas Cowboys doing it on three separate occasions – twice in the 1970’s and once more in the 1990’s.

Minus the eight back-to-back winners and the three back-to-back losers – and the 2014 Seahawks – we’re left with just four other consecutive occurrences: Two lose-wins and two win-losses.

What about revenge? The only back-to-back Super Bowls with the same two teams were in 1992 and 1993, and the Cowboys took both over the Buffalo Bills. So, nope.

UPDATED LIST: Through Super Bowl XLIX. The Seahawks results updated. So now there have been eight back-to-back winners, three back-to-back losers, three win-losses and two lose-wins.

  SEASON SUPER BOWL BACK-TO-BACK APPEARANCES W/L OPPONENT SCORE
1. 1966 I Green Bay Packers W Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
  1967 II Green Bay Packers W Oakland Raiders 33-14
             
2. 1970 V Dallas Cowboys L Baltimore Colts 16-13
  1971 VI Dallas Cowboys W Miami Dolphins 24-3
             
3. 1971 VI Miami Dolphins L Dallas Cowboys 24-3
  1972 VII Miami Dolphins W Washington Redskins 14-7
  1973 VIII Miami Dolphins W Minnesota Vikings 24-7
             
4. 1973 VIII Minnesota Vikings L Miami Dolphins 24-7
  1974 IX Minnesota Vikings L Pittsburgh Steelers 16-6
             
5. 1974 IX Pittsburgh Steelers W Minnesota Vikings 16-6
  1975 X Pittsburgh Steelers W Dallas Cowboys 21-7
             
6. 1977 XII Dallas Cowboys W Denver Broncos 27-10
  1978 XIII Dallas Cowboys L Pittsburgh Steelers 35-31
             
7. 1978 XIII Pittsburgh Steelers W Dallas Cowboys 35-31
  1979 XIV Pittsburgh Steelers W Los Angeles Rams 31-19
             
8. 1982 XVII Washington Redskins W Miami Dolphins 27-17
  1983 XVIII Washington Redskins L Los Angeles Raiders 38-9
             
9. 1986 XXI Denver Broncos L New York Giants 39-20
  1987 XXII Denver Broncos L Washington Redskins 42-10
             
10. 1988 XXIII San Francisco 49ers W Cincinnati Bengals 20-16
  1989 XXIV San Francisco 49ers W Denver Broncos 55-10
             
11. 1990 XXV Buffalo Bills L New York Giants 20-19
  1991 XXVI Buffalo Bills L Washington Redskins 37-24
  1992 XXVII Buffalo Bills L Dallas Cowboys 52-17
  1993 XXVIII Buffalo Bills L Dallas Cowboys 30-13
             
12. 1992 XXVII Dallas Cowboys W Buffalo Bills 52-17
  1993 XXVIII Dallas Cowboys W Buffalo Bills 30-13
             
13. 1996 XXXI Green Bay Packers W New England Patriots 35-21
  1997 XXXII Green Bay Packers L Denver Broncos 31-24
             
14. 1997 XXXII Denver Broncos W Green Bay Packers 31-24
  1998 XXXIII Denver Broncos W Atlanta Falcons 34-19
             
15. 2003 XXXVIII New England Patriots W Carolina Panthers 32-29
  2004 XXXIX New England Patriots W Philadelphia Eagles 24-21
             
16. 2013 XLVIII Seattle Seahawks W Denver Broncos 43-8
  2014 XLIX Seattle Seahawks L New England Patriots 28-24

Photo: Dean Rutz via seattletimes.com

NFC and AFC Conference Championship Games That Went Into Overtime

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes Overtime Field Goal...Over The Green Bay Packers

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes’ Overtime Field Goal…Over The Green Bay Packers

What a game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers! The Packers owned the Seahawks all the way until the final two minutes…and overtime.

A Russell Wilson rushing TD, onside kick recovery, key passes in Seattle’s final regulation drive, a Marshawn Lynch 24-yard TD run and a two-point conversion (whew) – all in the space of 2:09 – put the Seahawks on top by three. The Pack tied it up in the final seconds only to lose the game in overtime, thanks to a three-minute precision passing attack by Mr. Wilson. Wow.

And so, the Seattle Seahawks are on the way to their second Super Bowl in a row (more on that tomorrow).

But let’s check back in on the Conference Championship first. How many overtime thrillers have there been?

Including today’s NFC Championship, six. Just one for the AFC and five for the NFC (four of those in the last eight seasons, to boot).

Both of the recent New York Giants‘ Super Bowl wins (2007, 2011) against the New England Patriots were preceded by Big Blue overtime wins in the NFC Championship. Uh-Oh Tom Brady!

OVERTIME NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1998 Atlanta Falcons 30 Minnesota Vikings 27 LOST
2007 New York Giants 23 Green Bay Packers 20 WON
2009 New Orleans Saints 31 Minnesota Vikings 28 WON
2011 New York Giants 20 San Francisco 49ers 17 WON
2014 Seattle Seahawks 28 Green Bay Packers 22 TBD

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OVERTIME AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1986 Denver Broncos 23 Cleveland Browns 20 LOST

Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty via nydailynews.com

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