Handicapping in Hindsight: Past Super Bowl Pointspreads

According to the early line, the Indianapolis Colts are four-point favorites over the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV. But don't feel bad if you're a Saints fan—more than a few underdogs have captured the Lombardi Trophy. Let's see how well you can handicap past Super Bowls with the benefit (or burden) of hindsight.

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In Super Bowl III, the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-7. What was the line?
Baltimore by 4.5
Baltimore by 10
Baltimore by 18
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In Super Bowl XV, the Oakland Raiders defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10. What was the line?
Philadelphia by 3
Pick 'em
Oakland by 3
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In Super Bowl XXXII, the Denver Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-24. What was the line?
Green Bay by 16
Green Bay by 11
Green Bay by 7.5
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In Super Bowl XXIX, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26. What was the line?
San Francisco by 18.5
San Francisco by 14
San Francisco by 10
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In Super Bowl XXXVII, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21. What was the line?
Tampa Bay by 7
Tampa Bay by 3
Oakland by 4
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In Super Bowl VII, the undefeated Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7. What was the line?
Miami by 7.5
Miami by 3.5
Washington by 1.5
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In Super Bowl XXXV, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7. What was the line?
Baltimore by 7.5
Baltimore by 3
New York by 1
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In Super Bowl IV, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7. What was the line?
Minnesota by 12
Minnesota by 1
Kansas City by 7
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In Super Bowl XXII, the Washington Redskins defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10. What was the line?
Washington by 7
Washington by 3
Denver by 3
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In Super Bowl XXXIV, the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16. What was the line?
St. Louis by 14
St. Louis by 10
St. Louis by 7
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In Super Bowl XXV, the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19.
Buffalo by 7
Pick 'em
New York by 7
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In Super Bowl XXXVI, the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-17. What was the line?
St. Louis by 17
St. Louis by 14
St. Louis by 10