This will be the 7th Super Bowl that the Brady-Belichick Patriots have played. While everyone remembers that they are 4-2 in Super Bowls, with both losses coming at the hands of Eli Manning and the Giants, we took a quick look at other takeaways from those 6 games.
|Year||Opp||W/L||Spread||Total||Pts||Opp Pts||Total Pts||MOV|
- All 6 games had a margin of victory of 4 points or less
- New England was 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in these games, only covering the Seattle game (where they were 1-pt favorites) and the St. Louis game (where they were 14-pt underdogs)
- These games have generally been lower scoring than expected, with an average of only 44 points scored, despite an average total of 49 points
- Only 2 of 6 games went over the total
- All 3 games with totals above 50 went under, finishing with 38, 31, and 37 points scored
- The Patriots have scored a total of 0 points in the first quarter of all 6 games combined. Here are the average points scored for each quarter and half of NE Super Bowls:
Tm Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 1st H 2nd H Total NE 0.0 11.0 2.8 8.7 11.0 11.5 22.5 OPP 2.5 5.2 3.8 10.0 7.7 13.8 21.5
- This doesn’t have much relevance to the Super Bowl itself, but NE Super Bowl teams went an incredible 53-3 (95%) and 34-21-1 ATS (62%) combined in the 8 games leading up to the Super Bowl
- In the 2 seasons in which they lost the Super Bowl (2007 and 2011), the Patriots went just 5-11 ATS (31%) combined leading up to the game, compared to 22-9-1 ATS (70%) combined for their winning Super Bowl seasons. This year, the Patriots are 7-1 ATS (88%) in their last 8 games.
- The Falcons will be the highest scoring offense that the Patriots have faced in the Super Bowl (averaging 37.6 PPG in their last 8 games). The next closest team was the 2001 Rams, who averaged 35.1 PPG in their last 8 games leading up to the Super Bowl – the Patriots held them to 17 points.