Every great event has that highly anticipated “Game On” moment. Prior to the New England vs Philadelphia NFL SB LII Championship, though mocked by some handicappers, the Super Bowl Coin Toss is the first path to title game success. Surrounding the flip, there are prop options that each have unique nuances. Get these proposition wagers placed any time prior to 6:00 PM ET on February 4, 2018.
Who Won The Super Bowl Coin Toss
NFC based Philadelphia calls the coin toss - New England is the home team at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Heads to win or tails never fails? As our table shows, fairly level over 51 games, coin toss and Super Bowl winners combined on 24 previous occasions. Here are the historic coin flips.
Super Bowl LII Betting Legend: Prediction ORANGE Loss RED Win GREEN
Shaded Blue: New England and / or Philadelphia All-Time NFL Championship matches.
|SB#||Teams - Score||Stadium & Location - Super Bowl Coin Toss||Result||CT Win||Game Win|
|51||NEP 34 ATL 28 (OT)||NRG Stadium (Houston, TX)||Tails||Falcons||Patriots|
|50||DEN 24 CAR 10||Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)||Tails||Panthers||Broncos|
|49||NEP 28 SEA 24||Uni. of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)||Tails||Seahawks||Patriots|
|48||SEA 43 DEN 8||MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)||Tails||Seahawks||Seahawks|
|47||BAL 34 SF 31||Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Heads||Ravens||Ravens|
|46||NYG 21 NEP 17||Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)||Heads||Patriots||Giants|
|45||GB 31 PIT 17||Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)||Heads||Packers||Packers|
|44||NO 31 IND 17||Sun Life Stadium (Miami, FL)||Heads||Saints||Saints|
|43||PIT 27 ARI 23||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)||Heads||Cardinals||Steelers|
|42||NYG 17 NEP 14||University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)||Tails||Giants||Giants|
Super Bowl Coin Flip History
Having the coin land in their favour doesn't guarantee a team anything on Super Bowl Sunday as the last three squads that won the flip battle, Atlanta, Carolina and Seattle, all lost the war. The Falcons and Seahawks both deferred and kicked off to New England who didn’t score on their first possession. Panthers PK Graham Gano kicked to Denver and Peyton Manning engineered a ten-play drive that ended with a Brandon McManus 34 YD FG in the Broncos 24-10 Super Bowl 50 victory.
Tails has won the call 27 times while Heads has come up on 24 occasions. Who wins the flip, and how they react, affects early proposition betting options. For example, the coin toss winner is not always a sure bet win the First Team To Get A First Down prop available at Bet365. Over the last 15 NFL title tilts, the team that received the opening kickoff managed a first down just six times. The other 13 first chain-moving plays came in the second series and eleven of those were passes.Super Bowl 52 Coin Toss Prediction: Heads -105 NE Patriots -105
SB LII Coin Toss Result: Eagles call Tails - Flip is Heads - Patriots win the toss and defer.
Bill Belichick: Grande Master of Coin Toss Deferral
Winning the NFL title game coin toss is a big deal as decisions made after the flip will have ripple affects across the entire match. Arguably first put into practice by everyone, but truly mastered by Patriots HC Bill Belichick, more and more teams are deferring after winning the coin toss so they get the ball first in the second half. If their defer decision and game plan work properly, teams will score on the last possession of the first half and again on their opening drive in the third quarter.
Deferring, after winning the coin toss, is a new Super Bowl trend as teams that won the flip elected to receive during the first 42 contests. Arizona HC Ken Whisenhunt was a trailblazer in Super Bowl 43 vs Pittsburgh as the Cardinals were the first team to kickoff after winning the flip. The Steelers managed a field goal on their opening drive and posted a 27-23 victory. New Orleans went back to taking the ball after winning the Super Bowl 44 toss but the last seven winners have all deferred.
After You Ma'am: New England has registered the first 1st down in four of nine Super Bowls
First Team To Get A First Down Selection: Philadelphia Eagles (-110) @ Bet365
Super Bowl LII First 1st Down Result: Jeffery 17 YDS Pass Foles (13:37 - 1st)
Online Sportsbooks Offer SB LII Coin Toss Bets
Memorable moments can happen early in the Super Bowl so be tuned in on time. WR/PK Devin Hestor lit up the South Beach night with an electrifying 92-yard kick return touchdown to open SB 41 - Chicago came short (29-17) vs Indianapolis. The start of a rough outing for Denver occurred when QB Peyton Manning fumbled and RB Knowshon Moreno was tackled in the end zone on the opening play of SB 48. That gave Seattle a 2-0 led and the Seahawks soared to a 43-8 victory.
Teams have passed on the first play of the Super Bowl nine times, including Manning wanting to pass when he was sacked during SB 48, and they have pounded the rock on the ground six times. Bodog has a First Offensive Play Of The Game prop priced at -105 pass and -125 run. Eagles pivot Nick Foles taking a shot down field early, with a pass attempt to get his feet wet, is our pick on the first play prop option. If New England receives the ball first - this selection could be in peril.
1st Play 1st Down: Since 1997 Manning to TE Owen Daniels (18 YD) is lone 1st play 1st down.
First SB LII Play Call On Offense: Let's Get Vertical = Pass Play (-105) @ Bodog
Super Bowl 52 First Play Call Result: Foles Pass Agholor 4 YDS (14:54 - 1st)
Super Bowl Coin Toss Bottom Line: Philadelphia calls tails, result is heads, NEP defer. Don't forget, top ranked online bookmakers take coin toss wagers - Land based lottery shops do not.
|SB#||Teams||Stadium - Super Bowl Coin Toss||Result||CT Win||Game Win|
|41||IND 29 CHI 17||Dolphin Stadium (Miami, FL)||Heads||Bears||Colts|
|40||PIT 21 SEA 10||Ford Field (Detroit, MI)||Tails||Seahawks||Steelers|
|39||NEP 24 PHI 21||ALLTELL Stadium (Jacksonville, FL)||Tails||Eagles||Patriots|
|38||NEP 32 CAR 29||Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)||Tails||Panthers||Patriots|
|37||TB 48 OAK 21||Qualcomm Stadium (Sand Diego, CA)||Tails||Buccaneers||Buccaneers|
|36||NEP 20 STL 17||Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Heads||Rams||Patriots|
|35||BAL 34 NYG 7||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)||Tails||Giants||Ravens|
|34||STL 23 TEN 16||Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)||Tails||Rams||Rams|
|33||DEN 34 ATL 19||Pro Player Stadium (Miami, FL)||Tails||Falcons||Broncos|
|32||DEN 31 GB 24||Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)||Tails||Packers||Broncos|
|31||GB 35 NEP 21||Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Heads||Patriots||Packers|
|30||DAL 27 PIT 17||Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ)||Tails||Cowboys||Cowboys|
|29||SF 49 SD 26||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, FL)||Heads||49ers||49ers|
|28||DAL 30 BUF 13||Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)||Tails||Cowboys||Cowboys|
|27||DAL 52 BUF 17||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)||Heads||Bills||Cowboys|
|26||WAS 37 BUF 24||Metrodome (Minneapolis, MN)||Heads||Redskins||Redskins|
|25||NYG 20 BUF 19||Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL)||Heads||Bills||Giants|
|24||SF 55 DEN 10||Louisiana Superdome (New Orlenas, LA)||Heads||Broncos||49ers|
|23||SF 20 CIN 16||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, FL)||Tails||49ers||49ers|
|22||WAS 42 DEN 10||Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA)||Heads||Redskins||Redskins|
|21||NYG 39 DEN 20||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)||Tails||Broncos||Giants|
|20||CHI 46 NEP 10||Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Tails||Bears||Bears|
|19||SF 38 MIA 16||Stanford Stadium (Stanford, CA)||Tails||49ers||49ers|
|18||LA Raiders 38 WAS 9||Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL)||Heads||Raiders||Raiders|
|17||WAS 27 MIA 17||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)||Tails||Dolphins||Redskins|
|16||SF 26 CIN 21||Pontiac Silverdome (Detroit, MI)||Tails||49ers||49ers|
|15||OAK 27 PHI 10||Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Tails||Eagles||Raiders|
|14||PIT 31 LAR 19||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)||Heads||Rams||Steelers|
|13||PIT 35 DAL 31||Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)||Heads||Cowboys||Steelers|
|12||DAL 27 DEN 10||Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Heads||Cowboys||Cowboys|
|11||OAK 32 MIN 14||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)||Tails||Raiders||Raiders|
|10||PIT 21 DAL 17||Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)||Heads||Cowboys||Steelers|
|9||PIT 16 MIN 6||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)||Tails||Steelers||Steelers|
|8||MIA 24 MIN 7||Rice Stadium (Houston, TX)||Heads||Dolphins||Dolphins|
|7||MIA 14 WAS 7||Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)||Heads||Dolphins||Dolphins|
|6||DAL 24 MIA 3||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)||Heads||Dolphins||Cowboys|
|5||BAL 16 DAL 13||Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)||Tails||Cowboys||Colts|
|4||KC 23 MIN 7||Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)||Tails||Vikings||Chiefs|
|3||NYJ 16 BAL 7||Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)||Heads||Jets||Jets|
|2||GB 33 OAK 14||Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)||Tails||Raiders||Packers|
|1||GB 35 KC 10||Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)||Heads||Packers||Packers|