Super Bowl Betting is already well under way despite the Wild Card round not even starting yet. Early indications show that AFC is more heavily favored to produce this year’s champion than the NFC.
This isn’t surprising considering the consensus best team in the league resides in the AFC, the New England Patriots. Led by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the Patriots racked up a league best 14 wins and have been on fire since a mid-season loss to the Cleveland Browns. Pittsburgh is also led by a Super Bowl winning coach and quarterback in Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. The playoff pool in the AFC also contains Super Bowl winning quarterback Peyton Manning.
In the NFC, Atlanta is the number one seed and finished with a surprising 13-3 record. Despite this, the conference is considered more wide open than the AFC. The defending champion New Orleans Saints remain a major threat and beat the Falcons only a few weeks ago. Mike Vick leads a high powered, quick strike offense in Philadelphia and the Green Bay Packers have been red hot on both sides of the ball the past month.
For now, the AFC would seem to be a safer pick for a Super Bowl winner however it will be interesting to see if those trends change after Wild Card Weekend.