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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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NHL And Adidas Turn Retro For Latest Jersey Designs

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All the NHL teams to take part within the next season, will be given the latest new jersey design initiatives by Adidas. Each of the 31 teams will be given a different design with unique re-designs/reconstructions for the previous season designs of the past.

Many exchange bets have already begun across Sportsbet.com.au to address which design will be given to which teams, by certain punters. This idea has gained great popularity and interest and it is definitely something to look forward to, despite everything that is going on across the world.

Various sources across the sports media outlets such as CNN and NBC Sport have quoted what NHL officials have had to say about this new design scheme and introduction to the NHL team and community. The NHL believes that the Reverse Retro jerseys showcase the fans passion and interest for the NHL sports teams. This two year process has been in the works for a long time, leaving players eager with anticipation for the final reveal-also including the fans of course. The designs and colour schemes shown are something that has never been seen or done before, and the fact they have incorporated the team colours within each design, makes them that much more of an item of sentimental value.

This design of jerseys will be won over many occasions across the 2020-21 seasons, meaning fans will have plenty of opportunities to witness and see how the designs work each time. There even is a special release of jerseys for the teams that progress into the rivalry matches for the season, with winning teams receiving unique get ups for the final head-to-head matches. The actual designs for these are of course, yet to be released, so players and fans will need to wait for Adidas to reveal the final results. 

The 31 shirts that have been revealed so far, are very quirky with a diverse range of graphic designs and components going into them. There is huge hype already from the fans across social media platforms, who have expressed how they cannot wait to see their favourite players wear set designs. 

The most prominent design from the collections was from the NHL LA jerseys, whereas the Pittsburgh jersey was very subtle and rather simplistic. Still a masterpiece in its own right of course.

Adidas have clearly hit the bullseye creating these, and we are sure that once they are set to hit the online stores, they will whip out of stock, just as fast as they came in. 

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