Remember when the Super Bowl used to be described as a boring game? Too many lopsided outcomes. Too many low-scoring defensive struggles. All that has changed in recent years and you no longer hear the rant about what a letdown the big game proves to be. Three of the last four Super Bowls have lit up the scoreboard with more than 50 points and four of the last six games were decided by a margin of less than a touchdown. Offense has taken control of the contest, as it did in all of these games, the highest scoring Super Bowls in history.
Highest scoring Super Bowl
Super Bowl LI figures to find a place on this list, likely a very high place. Bovada.lv has set the over/under at 59.5 points, the largest total in Super Bowl history. The Atlanta Falcons are one of the greatest offensive machines in NFL history, averaing 33 points per game. The Falcons put up 44 points on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Meanwhile, the New England Patriots hung up 36 points on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Even better, while neither of these teams is equipped with a poor defense, they also aren't what you'd call shutdown defenders, either. This game could come down to which offense has the ball last.
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