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They’ve done it once and the Jets can upset the odds again

| 23.01.2011

The regular season was the highest scoring season in NFL history but yet none of the five highest scoring teams in the league have made the Championship games.

The New York Jets – fresh from their New England Patriots upset – travel to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game, but on the basis that defence wins you the Super Bowl, the Steelers rightfully deserve their 1/2 favouritism.

Pittsburgh can boast the strongest defence in the NFL and are the 2/1 second favourites to win Super Bowl XLV, but Mike Tomlin’s side will have to reverse their regular season 17-22 defeat to the Jets.

New York are available at 33/20 to win the game outright and will be hopeful that quarterback Mark Sanchez can continue that form that has provided three touchdown passes and 383 yards in the post-season.

Sanchez has been heavily criticised throughout the season for his throwing ability, but the post season has seen the quarter back come into his own and the confidence flowing through the Jets side is a major plus.

The Jets are 10/11 to beat the Steelers with a point spread of +3.5 and as the seventh and ninth best offenses in the NFL take to the field, punters should get a load of the 10/11 for the total points to be under 38.5.

Expect a tight game at the Heinz Field on Sunday night and the 4/1 for the Jets to win by 1-6 points looks great value.

In the NFC Championship game – read about it here – the Green Bay Packers offer the value at 10/11 to beat the Chicago Bears with a -3.5 point spread and can meet the Jets in the Cowboys Arena, Texas on February 6th in the 41st Super Bowl.

A £25 stake on the New York Jets winning Super Bowl XLV would return £112.50. New customers can sign up here for a free Super Bowl bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.