Had the Baltimore Ravens beaten the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game this past Sunday, they would have been a slight favorite against their opponent from the winner of the NFC Championship Game. Not exactly a definite fact, but looking at the odds posted at the wagering site, Bovada, from last Friday, the Ravens would have been either even or favored over both the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.
Although the Ravens opened as a nine-point underdog to the Patriots, they ended up being around a 7.5 point dog and since the 49ers were around a field goal favorite over the Giants, that meant the Ravens were the longshot to win the Super Bowl prior to the two conference championship games.
However, the oddsmakers must have liked both AFC teams better than either NFC teams, hence the Ravens position as the favorite had they made the Big Game. Baltimore would have been a "pick-em" selection against New York and a 1.5 point favorite over San Francisco.
San Francisco +1.5
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(Check out a bunch of the proposition bets you could have wagered on in the Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game, and notice how rich today you could have been had you bet on Joe Flacco having a great game!)
CONFERENCE FINALS - Who will Record the Most Passing Yards?
Tom Brady (NE) QB
Eli Manning (NYG) QB
Joe Flacco (BAL) QB
Alex Smith (SF) QB
CONFERENCE FINALS - Who will Record the Most Rushing Yards?
Ray Rice (BAL) RB
Frank Gore (SF) RB
Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) RB
Brandon Jacobs (NYG) RB
CONFERENCE FINALS - Who will Record the Most Receiving Yards?
Hakeem Nicks (NYG) WR
Wes Welker (NE) WR
Rob Gronkowski (NE) TE
Victor Cruz (NYG) WR
Aaron Hernandez (NE) TE
Anquan Boldin (BAL) WR
Torrey Smith (BAL) WR
Michael Crabtree (SF) WR
Vernon Davis (SF) TE
Mario Manningham (NYG) WR 15/1
2012 NFL Playoffs - How many Harbaugh's will appear in the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI?
Baltimore at New England
Total Passing Yards – Joe Flacco (BAL)
Total TD Passes – Joe Flacco (BAL)
Total Interceptions – Joe Flacco (BAL)
Total Rushing Yards – Ray Rice (BAL)
Total Receiving Yards – Anquan Boldin (BAL)
Total Tackles & Assists – Ray Lewis (BAL)
Will Ed Reed (BAL) get an interception in the game?
Total Passing Yards – Tom Brady (NE)
Total TD Passes – Tom Brady (NE)
Total Interceptions – Tom Brady (NE)
How many times will he be sacked - Tom Brady (NE)
Total Receptions – Wes Welker (NE)
Total Receiving Yards – Rob Gronkowski (NE)
Will Rob Gronkowski (NE) score a TD in the game?
Total Receiving Yards – Aaron Hernandez (NE)
(BAL vs NE) - Who will have the most New England Rushing Yards in the game?
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (NE) RB 4/5
Danny Woodhead (NE) RB 7/4
Stevan Ridley (NE) RB 7/2
Aaron Hernandez (NE) TE 13/2