Super Bowl betting fans were again stunned, however, as the Eagles proved to be a Super Bowl gambling pretender that was exposed in a playoff loss at Dallas. The Eagles Super Bowl betting dreams were destroyed in a 14-34 loss at Dallas as they never came close to covering the Super Bowl gambling spread as 3.5-point dogs.
Philadelphia went from one of the leading favorites in the NFC with the Super Bowl odds to being out in the cold and finished. In an ironic Super Bowl betting twist of fate it was the second consecutive loss at Dallas for the Eagles in as many weeks as they were also dominated in the regular season finale 0-24 as 3.5-point dogs.
Most Super Bowl betting handicappers wrote that game off as nothing to be concerned about and even theorized that the Eagles held back for the playoff round. Dallas proved to be the more attractive Super Bowl betting commodity at the end, however, as they led 27-7 at halftime and extended that lead to 34-7 in the 3rd quarter.
The Cowboys proved to be the superior team on both sides of the line and Dallas quarterback Tony Romo also proved to be the superior Super Bowl betting asset in comparison to Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb.
Romo was far sharper in playoff matchup as he went 23-35 for 244 yards and 2 touchdowns while McNabb was 19-37 for 230 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. McNabb has never been a Super Bowl betting champion and his time is running out.
McNabb and coach Andy Reid will now face an off season in which they once again were a Super Bowl betting failure that held so much promise but gave so little in return. Philadelphia must also address their erratic defense that finished 19th overall in the NFL for points allowed.
The Eagles defense was their worst aspect in their season ending collapse.