Super Bowl XLIX is finally here and the countdown ticks away for the first excitement on January 1st. The contenders of this year’s Super Bowl, New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks who will play at University Stadium in Glendale.
This is Super Bowl 49 since the annual tournament´s life, which keeps breaking annual viewership records year after year as 111.500 million people tuned in the magnum event in 2014 to watch the Seahawks defeat the Broncos 43-8 taking the Super Bowl championship for the first time ever. Now they stand supreme defending the title, will they continue making history as one of the most powerful NFL teams of present days?
A tuff statement when the legendary Patriots stand on the way to keep tradition and keep rivals of the throne.
But take a look at what Vegas Odds say who will take the rings home…
Las Vegas Super Bowl Odds
Spread: New England Patriots -1
Winner Prediction: Patriots 27-23
Now why is it that the Patriots come in as slight favorites into the match according to Vegas odds when the Seahawks are the current champions and the Pats lost their last two Super Bowls? Take a look at where they stand.
Who will win Super Bowl 2015
The Seahawks are the current defending champions after winning the Super Bowl last year against the Broncos on a complete annihilation game 43-8. Since then the Seahawks have proven their strong blood and flew all the way from playoffs after defeating the Green Bay Packers for the NFC championship, but not without a good fight and almost losing the match. As last year, they are the number 1 defense team in the NFL.
The New England Patriots have been in the Super Bowl 4 times winning 3 of them, but losing the last two. They come as one of the most offensive teams in the season with several players on fire like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
Why bet on the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl
- Russell Wilson comes in as a football legend with 10-0 record. From other legendary quarter backs only Aaron Rogers boosts a 3-0. Wilson is definitely the tip of the lance of the Seahawks.
- The Seahawks come from a 6 winning game streak. The last team to boast that number were the Patriots themselves back in 2003, and they won the Super Bowl that time. So keep this in mind when placing a bet on the Seahawks, stats don´t lie.
- Look back, why did the Seahawks won the last Super Bowl? Defense baby, defense. The Broncos were slamming themselves against a barrier with too little cracks. This year is no different story, the Seahawks come with the best defense stats of the season. First in points per game 15.9, first in yards per game 267.1, third in rushing yards per game 81.5 and first in passing yards per game 185.6.
Seahawk Best Players
RB Marshawn Lynch – Running Back
Lynch stands out as one of 2014 best running backs with over 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns. It appears Lynch has a beast mode that tends to go on during championship titles, he made 157 yards and a touchdown against the Packers during the NFC title match.
Russel Wilson – Quarter Back
Wilson is making history on the NFL but he still has to proof himself a legend, something he seems to be on the making. Since he joined the Seahawks his career has boosted with an impressive 36-12, the most wins by a QB in his first 3 seasons.
Pete Carroll – Coach
Experience makes Carroll the man he is today, and like some of his players he is on the road to join NFL greatest coaches if he manages to win the Super Bowl in a consecutive way. He is the corner stone of the team making a name for himself when it comes to defense strategies.
Why bet for the Patriots to win the Super Bowl?
- While the Seahawks have a tip of the lance quarterback, the Patriots has a master mind and a sword. Bill Belinick and Tom Brady, together they make wonders with a record of 180-55. They make a killing together while apart from each other coach and quarterback were not so impressive. It all depends on how cohesive they are during the Super Bowl.
- Tom Brady stands out with the second highest stats in NFL post season history. He comes in his best ever condition which doesn´t seem to stop growing.
Patriots Best Players
Tom Brady – Quarter Back
Brady is definitely the best quarter back on the NFL right now, beats Wilson hands down. He has stepped Super Bowl grounds on 5 occasions has won 3 of them. If he manages to win it this time he will join Joe Montana on the NFL constellation of legends with 5 Super Bowl wins, and I think he has room for more. While he does that, Brady already holds the record for most post season starts for a QB with 28, postseason wins for a QB 20, and most Touchdown passes with 49.
Rob Gronkowski – Tight End
A party animal by nature and probably a bully in high school, the “yo soy fiesta” Rob comes into the Super Bowl in prime shape after injury season in 2012 and 2013. He has more receiving touchdowns during his first 5 seasons than any other player on the NFL and he does it with the excuse of performing the infamous Spike Celebration. He may not be loved by many but winning is his middle name.
Bill Belichick – Coach
Belichick was just made for the Super Bowl, this is his sixth time here with the Patriots and has won three of those. And check this out, he is the all-time most winningest coach of the NFL postseason with 21 games won. He didn´t just turned the Patriots into a winning machine with a 176-65 on his favor, he tends to win more as the finals approach.
So why are the Patriots favorites to win the Super Bowl?
Because even if the game looks tightly matched with the best defense VS best offense history inclines into offensive teams. Teams that focus on defense take time to score and the Seahawks have suffered this by turning the tide on their side after the first half of the game with great effort. It takes them time and sweat to steal the lead, and this time they face a ramping offense.
The game will be tight and nothing like last year´s boring Super Bowl, no question about that. The question is, do the Seahawks have what it takes to control the match from the start? Our money is on the Patriots but a late bet is not a bad idea if Patriots are having a hard start on the match, because the Hawks will own the second half.
How to place a Super Bowl bet online
Now that you´ve made your pick it’s time to make your Super Bowl bet online. Who´s it gonna be? The favorite Patriots with a stronger offense or the Seahawks defense masters? Remember the underdog pays higher and I wouldn´t underestimate this one. You might want to consider the Over/Under as well, with record breaking quarter backs and running backs on both sides this match is predicted to be a top scorer.
Photos and videos featured on this post are used under a creative commons license, free to use and edit – Wikipedia Commons www.commons.wikimedia.org and Youtube permission to feature under its TOS.