It was the Super Bowl that nobody could wait to watch, and one that the NFL betting fans won’t soon forget. With so much hype leading up to it there were question marks about whether or not Super Bowl XLVII would be able to deliver. Both literally and figuratively, the resounding answer was that it was “lights out”. In the end, it was the Baltimore Ravens that emerged as the winners of the Vince Lombardi trophy with a 34-31 victory. However, while the Ravens won it all, it’s the fans that were the real winners as they were able to watch the incredible story that went down on football’s biggest stage.
It’s hard to know for sure what the biggest Betonline story from Super Bowl XLVII was, but for many it will be the final chapter of Ray Lewis’ storied career. A future Hall of Fame linebacker, Lewis ended his career on top after a long and dramatic return from a triceps injury that was expected to end his season. Instead, he came back better than he had looked in a long time, and a rejuvenated Lewis was credited with seven tackles in the win. A Super Bowl champion for the second time in his career, there couldn’t have been a better story for Ravens’ fans than seeing the legend go out on top.
Of course, while the Super Bowl win marked the end of one legend’s career, it may also mark the beginning of another. Joe Flacco threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns to earn MVP honors, proving all of his critics wrong as he finished a championship run with 11 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions in the playoffs. After leading game-winning drives against Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos, Flacco delivered again on the biggest Sports Picks stage, in what will mark a symbolic passing of the torch from Lewis to Flacco as the new franchise leader.
Then again, the Ravens already have their leader on the sidelines with one of the truly great coaches of this generation in John Harbaugh, who came out on top in the battle of the brothers. John was matched up against brother Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers, and he was able to outwit his younger sibling in a career-defining moment. While it may have been bittersweet to have to knock out his younger brother in order to win, this was a long time coming for a coach that had brought his football betting team to the AFC Championship game the previous year only to fall short.
Whether it is Lewis’ last stand, Flacco’s emergence as an elite quarterback, or Harbaugh coming out on top in the battle of the brothers, it will be a long time before the storylines are ever forgotten. The Ravens and 49ers delivered on the biggest stage as Super Bowl XLVII lived up to all of the hype, with so much to take from a game that was one to remember. For all of the latest NFL news and future betting odds for next season, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites.