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Super Bowl Betting - Defense May Hold Clues in AFC

Super Bowl betting handicappers of many years realize that one of the keys to beating the Super Bowl odds is by having your money on a team with a tough defense.

Super Bowl betting has rarely seen teams with weak or even average defenses beat the Super Bowl odds. Defense even trumps an effective quarterback. This year there are plenty of Super Bowl betting commodities that will bring an air tight defense to the table with the Super Bowl odds.

A good place to start is the AFC where they have the top three defensive teams for points permitted which make them legitimate potential threats with the NFL Super Bowl odds.  The New York Jets have emerged as a legitimate Super Bowl betting contender thanks to first year head coach Rex Ryan and his new defensive system.

Ryan has long been respected as the best defensive coach in the game when he was the coordinator at Baltimore, where the Ravens were consistent Super Bowl betting contenders.  Ryan’s Jets have permitted the least amount of points of all Super Bowl betting contenders and that makes them a threat any time they take the field.

The surprise and rapid rise of the Cincinnati Bengals as Super Bowl betting contenders is thanks in large part to their defense, which ranked right behind the Jets for points allowed.

Head coach Marvin Lewis also has Baltimore connections in his past as he was a top defensive assistant there and his expertise has made the difference in the Bengals going from a Super Bowl betting pretender to a legitimate contender.

Super Bowl betting fans of course are keeping a sharp eye on the Indianapolis Colts, who started off undefeated heading into mid December.  While quarterback Peyton Manning may be getting the headlines the defense has had his back all year and ranked third in points permitted.

If Indianapolis can continue to get that type of defensive production they will be near impossible to beat in the AFC playoffs.  As they saying goes, “offense sells tickets but defense wins championships.”  Defense also wins more bets than it loses, especially come Super Sunday!