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Super Bowl Lessons Learned for Next Season

05/10/2020, 10:00pm CDT
By Jon Firman

Now that the dust has settled and Super Bowl LIV is a thing of the past, we can reflect on this spectacular contest. It was truly one of the great Super Bowl comebacks of recent times, as the Kansas City Chiefs came from behind, trailing 20-10 heading into the fourth quarter. That they managed to score 21 points in the fourth quarter and decimate the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 was a remarkable achievement. The score line made for remarkable reading; it’s almost as if the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the 4th quarter. The stunning performance by KCC was notable and reads like something from a Rocky Balboa script… they were down and out, but they never heard no bell!  

Teams

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Total

San Francisco 49ers

3

7

10

0

20

Kansas City Chiefs

7

3

0

21

31

 

 

The Hard Rock Stadium was the scene of jubuliation and celebrations with 60,000 frenzied fans in the stadium and an estimated 100 million fans worldwide. But it’s only on the field of play that it counts. That’s where the number crunchers come into the picture. The player with the most passing yards was #10 Jimmy Garoppolo, with 219 yards , 1 TD and 2 interceptions. The player with the most rushing yards was Raheem Mostert with 58 yards, at an average of 4.8 with 1 TD. The player with the most receiving yards was Kendrick Bourne with 42 yards at an average of 21.0. On defense, it was #20 Jimmie Ward with 8 tackles and 2 assists.  On Kick Returns , #13 Richie James impressed with 4 returns and 61 yards at an average of 15.2. Robbie Gould scored the best with kicking with 2/2 and 100% accuracy and 8 pts scored.

 

Shake Your Booty with a Pair of Latin Super Stars – Shakira and JLo

Super Bowl 2020 crowds were brought to their feet with the electric performances of megastars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. They raised the roof in spectacular fashion, with adrenaline-fuelled performances that rivalled the best ever Super Bowl halftime shows. With the energy-infused action kicking things up at half-time, it didn't take long for the players on the field to draw inspiration from the high-octane performances of these starlets. While many consider Whitney Houston's 1991 performance of the Star-Spangled Banner to be the best ever, the 2020 version was bang on the money. There are many lessons to be learned from the recent Super Bowl, particularly as it relates to betting for the upcoming season. For starters, it's not over until it's over. The Super Bowl over under odds may say one thing, but the performance on the day is entirely different.

 

Players looking to cash in early, with great odds upfront might as well be looking into a crystal ball. There is always optimism that the reigning champions – the Kansas City Chiefs – may repeat their heroics of 2020, next year. The team that is least likely to clinch victory, in many oddsmakers opinions is the Miami Dolphins. In fact, a $100 bet on the Dolphins would yield $10,000 if they won (odds of 100:1). The next Super Bowl will be hosted at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on February 7, 2021. But it's not the Miami Dolphins who are least favored to win; that title belongs to a pair of football teams with little or no chance of making their way into the annals of football superstardom any time soon – the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals. If bookmakers’ odds are to be believed, a $100 bet on either of those two teams would yield a payout of $20,000 (odds of 200:1). The safer money, it appears is on the New Orleans Saints or the Pittsburgh Steelers, or the Dallas Cowboys – but it's way too far out in the season to make any bets with any certainty right now.

 

 

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