11 Must Know Super Bowl 49 Betting Trends, Stats & FactsNoah Williams
The Seattle Seahawks are returning to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance in as many seasons on Feb. 1, while the Patriots have made it back to the biggest championship game in sports for the first time since their heart breaking 2012 loss to the New York Giants.
Now, before you put in your Super Bowl 49 bet, review the top 12 must know Super Bowl 49 betting trends, stats and facts that will help you pick the winning team.
11 Must Know Super Bowl 49 Betting Trends, Stats & Facts
- They both lost to this team before turning around their season!
The Seahawks lost to the Chiefs 24-20 in Kansas City in Week 11 to fall to 6-4 while New England was blown out of the water in its stunning 41-14 loss to Kansas City in Week 4 to fall to 2-2.
Ironically, both losses spurred this season’s Super Bowl participants to solid winning streaks with the Pats winning seven straight before losing against at Green Bay in Week 13. Seattle hasn’t lost since their defeat to K.C., and ride an impressive eight-game winning streak into the 2015 Super Bowl.
- Let’s get trickey!
The Pats and Seahawks have both benefited hugely from trick plays this postseason with New England pulling a rope-a-dope on Baltimore in their divisional playoff matchup when wide receiver Julian Edelman hit fellow wideout Danny Amendola with his first career touchdown pass.
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) January 25, 2015
Seattle pulled one over on the Packers in their stunning NFC title game win as punter Jon Ryan threw his first career TD pass on a fake field goal.
- Down Two Scores? No Problem!
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Seahawks (vs the Packers) and Patriots (vs the Ravens) make up the first pair of Super Bowl participants to ever overcome two-touchdown deficits in the same postseason.
- Pete Carroll Vs Kraft, Belichick and the Pats
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll (1997-99) used to coach the Pats just prior to Bill Belichick taking over and will become just the fourth coach in league history to go up against his former team in the Super Bowl era, joining former coaches Jon Gruden, Dan Reeves and Weeb Ewbank.
Robert Kraft has hired just two coaches in his tenure as Patriots owner. Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick. @NFLonFOX
— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) January 19, 2015
- DYK Alert!
Did You Know this will be the first Super Bowl matchup of head coaches age 60 or older?
- Russell Wilson is the youngest since Terrific Tom!
Apparently, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is going to have a chance to break a bunch of records in is career.
Tom Brady and Russell Wilson have put up eerily similar numbers in their first 3 seasons as starters pic.twitter.com/DRXvvWg37D
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) January 23, 2015
When he makes his appearance in Super Bowl 49, Wilson will become the youngest signal-caller to make two title-game appearances since….Tom Brady did so at 28 years of age. Wilson is still, just 26-years-old.
- What’s in a Name? Marshawn and LeGarrette!
Not only do Marshawn Lynch and LeGarrette Blount have some unique names, but the pair is also joined at the hip when it comes to yards after contact.
The pair rank first and second respectively in yards after contact. Lynch averages 2.55 yards after contact while Blount averages 2.48.
- One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure!
LeGarrette Blount is the first running back since Lynch (2010), to rush for 100 yards in the postseason after starting the season with a different team and
- Will the Seahawks go back-to-back?
The Seahawks are looking to win consecutive Super Bowls and become the first repeat champs since…you guessed it…New England back in 2003-04.
- Top seed vs Top seed
Since the current playoff format was put into effect back in 1990, this will be the first time that conference No. 1 seeds have reached the Super Bowl in consecutive seasons.
- More stats to compare!
Seattle finished ninth in total yards per game (375.8) while New England finished 11th (365.5). The Patriots finished tied for second in the league in takeaways (+12) while Seattle finished fourth at +9.