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Should You Bet On A Super Bowl I Replay?

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The NFL playoffs are about to begin, and the favorites to win Super Bowl 55 are already established. The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are the current +200 betting choice to repeat as champions.

In fact, oddsmakers are counting on an historic Super Bowl replay of sorts. The Green Bay Packers are listed as the +433 second wagering pick in the 2021 online Super Bowl betting.The 14-2 Chiefs are -115 odds-on favorites to win the AFC Championship, while the 13-3 Packers are the +140 chalk to capture the NFC Championship. Both teams enter the postseason as the No. 1 seed in their respective conferences, earning them a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

If the form charts hold, NFL fans will get a replay of the very first Super Bowl game. On Jan. 15, 1967, the Packers whipped the Chiefs 35-10 in the inaugural Super Bowl contest at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Packers Were Dominant

In 1966-67, Packers quarterback Bart Starr was named NFL MVP and Green Bay beat Kansas City in the Super Bowl. This season, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is the favorite to be named NFL MVP and a Packers-Chiefs Super Bowl matchup is being projected.

Green Bay, champions of the NFL for the fourth time in six years, took the field for that first Super Bowl game as 14-point favorites over the AFL champion Chiefs.

However, Kansas City played the Packers tough in the first half. Green Bay’s halftime lead was just 14-10.

The Packers took control in the second half. The final 30 minutes saw Green Bay score three unanswered touchdowns to take the 35-10 verdict. Starr threw for two TDs, both to Max McGee. Elijah Pitts ran for two TDs and Jim Taylor rushed for one.

Super Bowl Rematches

If the Packers and Chiefs were to meet in this season’s Super Bowl, it would be the eighth rematch in Super Bowl history. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have actually clashed three times in the big game.

Dallas has also played twice against the Buffalo Bills. Theirs was the only Super Bowl rematch to happen in successive seasons.

“Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs” by MattBritt00 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The New England Patriots faced the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams twice each. Other Super Bowl replays include Washington-Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers-Cincinnati Bengals.

You can even bet on a potential Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl 55. It’s the favored call in an exact Super Bowl matchup prop wager at +300.

Speaking of rematches, the 1966 AFL Championship Game to determine the first Super Bowl participant saw the Chiefs drub the Buffalo Bills 31-7. Buffalo is the AFC’s No. 2 seed and these two teams could easily clash in this season’s AFC Championship Game.

Chiefs An Offensive Juggernaut

Kansas City finished the NFL regular season as the league’s most potent offense. KC averaged an NFL-high 415.8 yards per game.

The Chiefs were also the NFL’s No. 1 passing offense, clicking for 303.4 yards per game. Kansas City was the only NFL team to pass for at least 300 yards a game.

In terms of productivity, Kansas City was the NFL’s No. 6 scoring offense, putting up 29.6 points per game. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes led the NFL in passing yardage per game (316) and tied with Rodgers for the lowest interception percentage (1.0) in the league.

Travis Kelce set an NFL single-season record for reception yardage by a tight end (1,416). Wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught an AFC-leading 15 TD passes. He also posted an NFL-best 14 yards per touch.

Green Bay Packs A Potent Punch

The Packers were the NFL’s most productive offense, scoring 31.8 points per game. Green Bay enters the playoffs riding a six-game winning streak. The Pack was the league’s fifth-best team in terms of total offense (389 yards per game).

Rodgers was the league’s most proficient passer. He led the NFL in passing TDs (48), passer rating (121.5), completion percentage (70.7), TD pass percentage (9.1) and QBR (84.4).

Packers wideout Davante Adams snared an NFL-leading 18 TD receptions. Adams also led the league in receiving yardage per game (98.1). Fellow wide receiver Marquez Valdes- Scantling posted the league’s highest yards per catch (20.9)

From television to the internet platform, Jonathan switched his journey in digital media with Bigtime Daily. He served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for Bigtime Daily by writing about the tech domain.

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Tim Tebow signs for Jacksonville to get back into NFL

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Tim Tebow is now finally back to the NFL, an announcement that was made on 20th May 2021 after signing up with Jacksonville Jaguars. According to Ian Rapoport, an NFL Network Insider, Tim signed a $920,000 contract for one year. However, the contract does not guarantee any money.

The last time that Tebow played a regular-season game was 2012 and the terms of the contract are no surprise to those who understand the NFL. He is now getting a chance to revive his football career under the stewardship of his former college coach Urban Meyer.

Jacksonville did not have a good season in 2020 and recorded the league’s worst record. General manager Trent Baalke and Meyer have since then embarked on a journey to recreate the club, and the signing of Tebow comes at the perfect moment.

The fact that the veteran has been signed for the least amount of money that one can make in the NFL seems like a good catch for Jacksonville. He comes back to the NFL after working as a broadcaster and playing minor league baseball with the Mets organization.

Jacksonville Jaguars announced the signing of Tebow on 20th April and included a snapshot of the athlete’s statement on the deal.

Fans are hungry to get Tim’s items

Tebow seems to be quite popular with NFL fans as his items were among the top five selling on NFLShop.com barely 24 hours after signing the new deal. The athlete wore jersey No. 15 when he was playing for Florida back in the days. The Jaguars have given him No. 85 (but that could change)

Many sports commentators have since reacted to Tebow’s return to NFL

It has been long since Tebow played football in a regular season, and his comeback has interested loads of commentators and experts in the field. Messages of good luck and light moments have since then dominated various social media platforms.

Is there a Tebow effect?

The availability of various betting options on NFL, as shown by this Heritage Review, is not something we can ignore. What should we expect on the odds of the Jaguars based on the recent developments?

even though the team lost 15 straight games last season, odds for the Jaguars are now rising as evidenced on various sportsbooks. Meyer being at the helm is one reason, but the merchandise sales indicate that Tebow is also contributing to the redeem hopes in the Jaguars.

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