NFL gambling is always full of surprises and that was the case throughout last year and will certainly continue to be a sports gambling fact of life for 2009 in the AFC. One of the great NFL gambling surprises of 2008 was the Tennessee Titans.
First, the Titans were the most profitable team in all of NFL sports gambling as they went 12-4 against the spread. The next NFL gambling surprise came in the playoffs as they were upset at home by the Baltimore Ravens 10-13 as 3 point chalks to ruin a dream season for them.
One of the great rules of NFL gambling is that what goes up must come down and whether the Titans can maintain their board value this year will be a great question.
The Ravens themselves were a great NFL gambling surprise as they responded to first year coach John Harbaugh with a playoff berth and made it all the way to the AFC Championship game where they finally ran out of steam and lost to eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh 14-23 as 6 point dogs.
Baltimore was 13-6 against the spread in NFL gambling action for the regular and post season combined and their defense, which was ranked 2nd in all of football, may keep them profitable for 2009.
The Pittsburgh Steelers firmly established themselves as a NFL gambling powerhouse last year when they covered 9 out of 16 regular season games as well as both AFC playoff games before winning but not covering the Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh had the number one defense in all of NFL gambling last year but just the 22nd ranked offense as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not all that effective until late in the season.
What that means is that the Steelers may be even better for 2009! One also has to figure that the New England Patriots will be returning to prominence for 2009 as quarterback Tom Brady will return to the fold after missing all but the first quarter of the first game inn 2008.
Despite all of their problems the Pats still got the money 9 out of 16 times in 2008!
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