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Super Bowl 51: How It Could Be Highest Scoring of All Time

Oddsmakers predict a huge point total between Atlanta and New England

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It looks like Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will be a shootout.

Over the weekend, the Patriots punched their ticket to yet another Super Bowl appearance by blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers. A few hours earlier, the Falcons shocked Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers with their own lopsided victory. It wasn’t a surprise to see two of the NFL’s highest scoring teams put up big numbers in their conference championship games – the Falcons scored more points than any other team in the league this season and the Patriots weren’t far behind them at No. 3 – but it’s now expected to give us a Super Bowl like we’ve never seen before.

According to Vegas Insider, the majority of books are “hovering” between 57.5 and 58 as their point totals heading into the big game. Some have even climbed to as high as 59. Either way, each of those would mark the highest point total in Super Bowl history since the previous best was Super Bowl XLIV between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts at 57. As for who came out on top, the Saints ended up winning the game by a final score of 31-17.

As of now, the Patriots are favorites to win Super Bowl LI at -3. Considering the humongous point total and razor-thin margin of victory, we should all expect a wild finish to the NFL season.

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