Super Bowl betting began with the intrigue of a first ever matchup of teams from rival leagues to handicap the NFL Super Bowl Odds with and has grown with countless angles since then. The first Super Bowl betting matchup between Green Bay and Kansas City has to go down as a classic moment with the NFL Super Bowl Odds.
This was the first NFL-AFL matchup ever and the Super Bowl gambling challenge was to try and figure out which team and league was superior. While Green Bay of the established NFL was a 14-point Super Bowl betting favorite Kansas City gained a lot of respect with the way that they dominated the AFL.
Green Bay led only 14-10 at the half before pulling away for a 35-10 Super Bowl betting payoff. Two years later the New York Jets scored the greatest Super Bowl betting upset of all time when they gave the AFL its first ever win over the NFL in a 16-7 win as 18.5-point dogs.
When the Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Minnesota Vikings in a 23-7 Super Bowl betting win the following season the first four Super Bowls ended dead even between the leagues at 2 wins apiece. They merged into one league after that time.
The Miami Dolphins capped off a perfect undefeated 1972 season with their Super Bowl VII 14-7 win over the Washington Redskins. Many people forget that Miami was a 2-point underdog in that game. The Dolphins would repeat the following season in dominating fashion over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings would come right back the following year and lose to the new Super Bowl betting dynasty to come; the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh won Super Bowl IX over Minnesota, Super Bowl X over Dallas, Super Bowl XIII over Dallas and Super Bowl XIV over Los Angeles.
To this day many Super Bowl betting experts will argue that the Steelers were the greatest team of all time. These past classic moments reveal that both surprise upsets and dominating dynasties are all possible when handicapping Super Sunday!