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Fun With Numbers, Super Bowl Style

Why are the Packers favored in the Super Bowl? TheBigLead explains it here, including the most amazing stat of this or any other season.

Green Bay has not trailed by more than seven points all year. You read that correctly. A team with six losses — all by four points or less — has not trailed by more than a touchdown. From TheBigLead:

The 1942 Redskins did it, and were thus a live 14-point ‘dog that pulled one of the greatest playoff upsets ever against the Bears that year. The 1948 Bears, with my boy Johnny Lujack, did it. The 1962 Lions did it, and finished just behind the dominant Packers for the Western Division. That’s it. Among Super Bowl teams, only the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the 1972 Miami Dolphins never trailed by more than 10 points at any point in the season.

That means the Packers are the first team in nearly 50 years to go through a season without trailing by more than seven points.

But I still think the Steelers will win.