When the Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LII, the team’s offensive coordinator was Kyle Shanahan. In that historic collapse, Shanahan’s questionable play-calling in the 4th quarter played a huge role in the Patriots pulling off the comeback.
Fast foward to 2020 and Shanahan is back in the Super Bowl as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and is hoping for redemption.
Shanahan hasn’t forgot that moment and neither has a particular sports book as it’s giving bettors an opportunity to wager on the 49ers blowing a 28-3 lead int he Super Bowl, according to ESPN’s David Purdum.
“At sportsbook PointsBet, Shanahan is 100-1 to blow another 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, when they squandered a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.”
The odds are set at 100-1 and might seem shocking but everyone remembers the Kansas City Chiefs overcoming a 24-0 second quarter deficit in the AFC Divisional Round matchup two weeks ago against the Houston Texans, ultimately winning that game 51-31.
Patrick Mahomes is averaging 307.5 passing yards and four touchdowns through two playoff games, and his KC offense is averaging 32.7 points scored over the last seven games (including the postseason). This team is built to play from in front and from behind.