The 2008 Arizona Cardinals who are playing in Super Bowl XLIII could be the worst of those teams statistically. That does not mean they can’t cover the Superbowl betting pointspread though or win the game. Let’s look at past Superbowl odds history to see where Arizona ranks in terms of the weakest Super Bowl team.
Superbowl odds stats show that Arizona was almost outscored during the regular season. The Cardinals scored 427 points while allowing 426 as Superbowl odds statistics show. Arizona is just the second team with nine wins to ever make it to the Super Bowl. They are the first ever #4 seed from the NFC in Superbowl betting history to ever make the big game.
The Arizona Cardinals had some very bad games this year during the regular season. They gave up 56, 58 and 47 points in three games this season as Superbowl odd stats show. Other than the 1979 Los Angeles Rams, they are the only other nine win team to make it to the Super Bowl. Other teams in Superbowl odds history didn’t get much respect either.
The 1994 San Diego Chargers finished 11-5 and had Stan Humphries at quarterback. That should tell you all you need to know about that team. They just barely got by Miami and Pittsburgh to make the Super Bowl and then got crushed 49-26 by San Francisco as 18 point underdogs in Superbowl odds. It was the biggest pointspread in Superbowl betting history.
Another team that finished 11-5 was the 1985 New England Patriots with Tony Eason at quarterback. Again, that should tell you all you need to know in Superbowl odds. They were crushed in Superbowl odds by the Bears 46-10.
The 1979 Rams started their season 5-6 but somehow won a weak division at 9-7 and with Vince Ferragamo at quarterback upset the Cowboys in the division and slopped their way past the Bucs 9-0 in the NFC Championship. The Rams played their best football of the season in the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers and actually led 19-17 in the fourth quarter before Pittsburgh scored twice to win 31-19 and cover the 10.5 point Superbowl odds.
How do the Arizona Cardinals matchup with those teams in Superbowl odds history? They have Kurt Warner at quarterback and he is better than any of the quarterbacks for those other teams and he could be the difference in Superbowl betting this year.
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