Super Bowl lines handicappers would do well to study the AFC Championship Game of this year as it reveals plenty about the sports betting ability of the Indianapolis Colts.
Super Bowl lines looked like they would not include the Colts after they fell behind 17-6 late in the second quarter of the AFC Championship against the New York Jets. The Colts were in a similar sports betting spot on November 15 when they trailed the New England Patriots 24-7 only to rally and win 35-34.
Once again the Colts would rally for an impressive sports betting statement as they shutout the Jets the rest of the way while putting together a furious effort that ended up in a 30-17 win and cover as 8-point home favorites.
Peyton Manning demonstrated in the win over the Jets why he is considered to be by many experts as the premier quarterback in the game. Manning threw for 377 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Just as important was Manning’s leadership and ability to stay cool under fire, which was also reflective of head coach Jim Caldwell’s leadership.
The Colts demonstrated against the Jets that they are never out of a game and can often be most dangerous when given up for dead.