Super Bowl betting looked more likely that an undefeated matchup with the Super Bowl odds between Indianapolis and New Orleans could come as both teams were 13-0. Indianapolis remained undefeated with a near miss at Jacksonville and the Colts are the only Super Bowl betting commodity remaining with a shot to become the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to beat the Super Bowl odds as an undefeated team.
The Saints entered their game with Dallas as one of the Super Bowl gambling favorites to win it all but some of their weaknesses were exposed by the Cowboys. Dallas jumped out to a 14-0 lead and was never headed in their 24-17 win. The Cowboys will get a second look from many Super Bowl betting handicappers thanks to the win.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo carved up the Saints for 312 yards passing. Defense has long been considered the Super Bowl betting weakness of New Orleans and the one area where they could come up short in the post season.
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is considered to be the Saints Super Bowl betting ace but the Dallas defense found a way to contain him as he was held to under 300 yards passing. The Saints have two winnable regular season games remaining before the Super Bowl betting playoffs against Tampa Bay and Carolina.
The Saints will be focused on the road ahead as looking behind will be a Super Bowl betting weakness. “We’ll digest this. It’ll sting a little bit going down,” said Saints coach Sean Payton. “Nonetheless, it is what it is and we’ve got to get back to work next week. We have two important games in front of us and we’ll take that approach.”
The fact that the Saints did rally to have a shot to tie the Cowboys in their final drive should serve notice to all that this remains a viable Super Bowl betting commodity.