Super Bowl betting will instead have the New Orleans Saints posted as the NFC rep on the Super Bowl odds board after a thrilling 31-28 overtime game. The Vikings would have been the better Super Bowl betting representative for the NFC according to many handicappers of the Super Bowl odds.
Minnesota outgained New Orleans in yards 475-257 and in first downs 31-15 but five crucial turnovers and a 12-man in the huddle penalty in the final seconds of the fourth quarter doomed their Super Bowl gambling dreams once and for all.
The Vikings defense was considered to be their secret Super Bowl betting weapon and it was near perfect down the stretch against the Saints as it allowed only 1 first down in the 8 New Orleans possessions that preceded overtime. In the end, however, the defense simply was worn down by the Super Bowl betting giveaways of the offense.
The Vikings were considered a Super Bowl betting commodity that wouldn’t make many mistakes as they had only 18 turnovers in their previous 17 games before the debacle at the Superdome. “We have had no three turnover games this year,” said Minnesota head coach Brad Childress.
“To have a five, obviously against a good football team, it’s very difficult to overcome.” The Vikings still have what is considered to be a young Super Bowl betting team. They are also a star-studded Super Bowl betting commodity with 10 pro bowl players in the lineup.
All of that leads to the ultimate Super Bowl betting question for 2010 which is whether or not quarterback Brett Favre will return. Favre had what he considered to be his best season ever as he finished with a 107.0 quarterback rating and threw for 4202 yards with 33 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions with a completion percentage of 68.3.
But Favre will be 41 next season and the question of how much punishment he can take will come into play.