This is a guest post by Ryan Holman. Ryan runs Fresh Sports Takes, a sports blog covering all major Pro and
If the old adage, “Defense wins Championships” holds any bit of truth, then the Seattle Seahawks must be on cloud nine, heading into the Super Bowl. Seattle boasts the league’s number one defense both in terms of total yardage and points allowed. If there is one defense this season that has a chance at stopping the Denver Broncos offense, this would be it.
With Peyton Manning setting numerous single season records, and the entire offensive unit doing much of the same, the Broncos record matched their offensive production, finishing as one of the top teams in the league. Even on a bad day, the Broncos still score more points than the average teams in the league, which means this offense really can’t be beat.
When it comes to the Super Bowl, we tend to bet on things that most people otherwise wouldn’t care about. These bets are called prop bets and the basis of the bet usually revolves around something that has little to no impact on the game. So aside from a standard bet on the Super Bowl, what types of prop bets exist out there?
New Orleans is home to one of the most exciting football venues in the NFL – The Superdome. This illustrious city has had the honor of hosting the NFL’s Super Bowl 10 times which is tied with Miami for most in NFL history. The city is vibrant, the atmosphere is electric, and the fans are – well – fanatic.
Super Bowl XLVII will be played on Sunday February 3, 2013 between the Baltimore Ravens (AFC Representative) and the San Francisco 49ers (NFC Representative). Both teams pulled off road upsets in the conference championship games to reach the Super Bowl, so there should be no shortage of momentum and feelings of destiny on either side.
The New York Giants will be relying heavily on their defensive line to put the pressure on Tom Brady. Thankfully for Giants fans, there’s no unit equipped to stop the Patriots quite like the Giants D.
Most teams would kill to have just one of these players on their team. But the Patriots have them both – and it’s changing the way defenses attack New England.