Super Bowl Lines - A Full History of Super Bowl Spreads and Winners

Every year I am asked “Do you know what the point spread of Super Bowl…” insert whatever year you like but if you bet on the Super Bowl, chances are you love historical data. I’ve gone through my records and made a list of the teams, point spreads, the straight up winner and the team to cover the spread. I hope it can be of use to you, even if it’s only to settle a bar bet.

Looking over the list I’ve picked out a few interesting facts

The Largest Spread in Super Bowl History – 18 Points

Super Bowl XXIX

When Steve Young and the San Francisco 49ers met the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl 29, neither bookmakers nor bettors gave the AFC Champs and chance at beating the 49ers. The closing line was 18 points and the 49ers covered it with ease. Steve Young threw six touchdowns, a Super Bowl Record, as San Francisco blew out San Diego 49-26. The teams' 75 total points is still a Super Bowl record.

The biggest upset in Super Bowl History - +17

Super Bowl III

This is the game that made "Broadway" Joe Namath famous. The NY Jets were a huge underdog against the Baltimore Colts, and the bookies favored Colts by 17 points even though they would be without the legendary Johnny Unitas under center. Then came the guarantee, Joe Namath boldly predicted “We're gonna win the game. I guarantee it.” Namath and the Colts did as promised and upset the mighty Colts 16-7 and a legend was born.

The Lowest Scoring Game in Super Bowl History -Super Bowl VII – 21 total points.

Not only was this the lowest scoring game but Super Bowl 7 was the final game of the 72 Dolphins perfect season as they defeated the Washington Redskins 14-7. The game wasn’t as close as the score makes it out to be, the Dolphins incredible defense held the Redskin scoreless until 2:07 remaining in the game. This game is the reason we have to see Mercury Morris on the television every year an NFL team threatens to have a perfect season.

YEAR

SUPER BOWL

Teams

SPREAD

FINAL

WINNER

COVER

2010

XLIV

NO vs. IND

IND -5.5

 

 

 

2009

XLIII

AZ vs. PIT

PIT -6.5

27-23

PIT

ARZ (+6.5)

2008

XLII

NYG vs. NE

NE -14

17-14

NYG

NYG(+14)

2007

XLI

CHI vs. IND

IND -7

29-17

IND

IND (-7)

2006

XL

SEA vs. PIT

PIT -4

21-10

PIT

PIT (-4)

2005

XXXIX

PHI vs. NE

NE -4

24-21

NE

PHI (+4)

2004

XXXVIII

CAR vs. NE

NE -7

32-29

NE

CAR (+7)

2003

XXXVII

TB vs. OAK

OAK -3.5

48-21

TB

TB (+3.5)

2002

XXXVI

STL vs. NE

STL -14

20-17

NE

NE (+14)

2001

XXXV

NYG vs. BAL

BAL -3

34-7

BAL

BAL (-3)

2000

XXXIV

STL vs. TEN

STL -7

23-16

STL

PUSH

1999

XXXIII

ATL vs. DEN

DEN -7.5

34-19

DEN

DEN (-7.5)

1998

XXXII

GB vs. DEN

GB -12

31-24

DEN

DEN (+12)

1997

XXXI

GB vs. NE

GB -14

35-21

GB

PUSH

1996

XXX

DAL vs. PIT

DAL -13.5

27-17

DAL

PIT (+13.5)

1995

XXIX

SF vs. SD

SF -18

49-26

SF

SF (-18)

1994

XXVIII

DAL vs. BUF

DAL -10.5

30-13

DAL

DAL (-10.5)

1993

XXVII

DAL vs. BUF

DAL -6.5

52-17

DAL

DAL (-6.5)

1992

XXVI

WAS vs. BUF

WAS -7

37-24

WAS

WAS (-7)

1991

XXV

NYG vs. BUF

BUF -7

20-19

NYG

NYG (+7)

1990

XXIV

SF vs. DEN

SF -12

55-10

SF

SF (-12)

1989

XXIII

SF vs. CIN

SF -7

20-16

SF

CIN (+7)

1988

XXII

WAS vs. DEN

DEN -3

42-10

WAS

WAS (+3)

1987

XXI

NYG vs. DEN

NYG -9

39-20

NYG

NYG (-9)

1986

XX

CHI vs. NE

CHI -11

46-10

CHI

CHI (-11)

1985

XIX

SF vs. MIA

SF -3

38-16

SF

SF (-3)

1984

XVIII

WAS vs. OAK

WAS -3

38-9

OAK

OAK (+3)

1983

XVII

WAS vs. MIA

MIA -2

27-17

WAS

WAS (+2)

1982

XVI

SF vs. CIN

SF -2

26-21

SF

SF (-2)

1981

XV

PHI vs. OAK

PHI -3

27-10

OAK

OAK (+3)

1980

XIV

LA vs. PIT

PIT -11

31-19

PIT

PIT (-11)

1979

XIII

DAL vs. PIT

PIT -4

35-31

PIT

PUSH

1978

XII

DAL vs. DEN

DAL -5

27-10

DAL

DAL (-5)

1977

XI

MIN vs. OAK

OAK -5

32-14

OAK

OAK (-5)

1976

X

DAL vs. PIT

PIT -7

21-17

PIT

DAL (+7)

1975

IX

MIN vs. PIT

PIT -3

16-6

PIT

PIT (-3)

1974

VIII

MIN vs. MIA

MIA -6

24-7

MIA

MIA (-6)

1973

VII

WAS vs. MIA

WAS -2

14-7

MIA

MIA (+2)

1972

VI

DAL vs. MIA

DAL -5

24-3

DAL

DAL (-5)

1971

V

DAL vs. BAL

DAL -1

16-13

BAL

BAL (+1)

1970

IV

MIN vs. KC

MIN -10

23-7

KC

KC (+10)

1969

III

BAL vs. NYJ

BAL -17

16-7

NYJ

NYJ (+17)

1968

II

GB vs. OAK

GB -13

33-14

GB

GB (-13)

1967

I

GB vs. KC

GB -17

35-10

GB

GB (-17)


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