Super Bowl betting fans recall that the Patriots had a shot at perfection in their Super Bowl gambling matchup with the New York Giants in February 2008 but let it slip away. Ever since that heartbreaker of a Super Bowl betting loss the Patriots have not been the same team.
Last year they were the overwhelming Super Bowl gambling favorite but had to suffer through the season without quarterback Tom Brady and failed to make the playoffs.
This year the Patriots were again among the AFC favorites with the Super Bowl odds but were inconsistent and had their Super Bowl betting weaknesses fully exposed in a 14-34 playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens as 3.5-point favorites.
Overall New England’s elimination from Super Bowl betting contention was their 5th straight up loss in 9 games. The Patriots were also exposed as a Super Bowl betting overlay as they ended the season with just 3 payouts in their final 10 games.
Quarterback Tom Brady had a poor playoff performance that will put into question his future Super Bowl betting credentials. Brady completed just 55% of his passes in the loss to Baltimore and was intercepted 3 times. He had a quarterback rating of just 49.1 for the game.
New England’s defense, long considered their Super Bowl betting strength must also be put into question. The Patriots finished 11th overall for total yards permitted and were a mediocre 14th overall for rushing defense.
The Pats were ground into Super Bowl betting hamburger by Baltimore as the Ravens had a total of 234 yards rushing in the game. It is no secret that New England is not getting any younger and their could be a massive overhaul on the roster for the 2010 season a head coach Bill Belichick has never been the sentimental type.
It will be a cold winter in New England in more ways than one.