Flip It: The History Of The Super Bowl Coin Toss

Posted By Sean Chaffin on February 7, 2021

Heads? Tails? Betting on those results may seem the ultimate in a 50-50 proposition, but millions of dollars will be wagered on the outcome when players and officials gather in the center of the field on Feb. 7 for the Super Bowl coin toss. Ready to completely overanalyze a flip of the coin?

We thought so. Below you’ll find the result of every Super Bowl coin toss since Super Bowl I, plus current betting odds and trends to help you decide on heads or tails.

Update: Kansas City called “heads” and they won the toss as it came up “heads.” It is the third time in the past four Super Bowl games that “heads” has won, but “tails” still owns the all-time advantage at 29-26.

Super Bowl 55 coin toss odds

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Coin Toss Result

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Heads
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-103
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-103
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-104
Tails
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-103
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-103
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-104

DraftKings Sportsbook also has odds on which team will be the coin toss winner in Super Bowl LV and whether or not the player that calls heads or tails will be correct. And FanDuel Sportsbook has posted odds on a team to win the coin toss and the game.

Coin Toss Props  
Coin Toss WinnerTampa Bay Buccaneers -106Kansas City Chiefs -106
Player to correctly call Opening Kickoff coin tossYes -106No -106
To Win Coin Toss and GameKansas City Chiefs +205Tampa Bay Buccaneers +370

Super Bowl Coin Toss Results

Heads: 26 times (47%)
Tails: 29 times (53%)
Heads longest streak: 5
Tails longest streak: 4 (three times)
Most coin toss wins: Cowboys (6); 49ers (5); Dolphins (4); Raiders (3); Patriots (3); Seahawks (3)

Out of the 54 Super Bowls played thus far, just 25 teams have won the coin flip and the game. In fact, there is sizable streak currently going on as each team to win the coin toss the past six years has wound up losing. The last team to win the toss and hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night was the 2013-14 Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos.

Super Bowl TeamsHeads or TailsToss WinnerSuper Bowl Champion
LVKansas City vs Tampa BayHeadsKansas CityN/A
LIVKansas City vs San FranciscoTailsSan FranciscoKansas City
LIIINew England vs LA RamsHeadsLA RamsNew England
LIINew England vs PhiladelphiaHeadsNew EnglandPhiladelphia
LIAtlanta vs New England TailsAtlantaNew England
LCarolina vs DenverTailsCarolinaDenver
XLIXSeattle vs New England TailsSeattleNew England
XLVIIISeattle vs DenverTailsSeattleSeattle
XLVIIBaltimore vs San FranciscoHeadsBaltimoreBaltimore
XLVINew England vs NY GiantsHeadsNew EnglandNY Giants
XLVGreen Bay vs PittsburghHeadsGreen BayGreen Bay
XLIVNew Orleans vs IndianapolisHeadsNew OrleansNew Orleans
XLIIIArizona vs PittsburghHeadsArizonaPittsburgh
XLIINY Giants vs New EnglandTailsNY GiantsNY Giants
XLIChicago vs IndianapolisHeadsChicagoIndianapolis
XLSeattle vs PittsburghTailsSeattlePittsburgh
XXXIXPhiladelphia vs New EnglandTailsPhiladelphiaNew England
XXXVIIICarolina vs New EnglandTailsCarolinaNew England
XXXVIITampa Bay vs OaklandTailsTampa BayTampa Bay
XXXVISt Louis vs New EnglandHeadsSt LouisNew England
XXXVNY Giants vs BaltimoreTailsNY GiantsBaltimore
XXXIVSt Louis vs TennesseeTailsSt LouisSt Louis
XXXIIIAtlanta vs DenverTailsAtlantaDenver
XXXIIGreen Bay vs DenverTailsGreen BayDenver
XXXINew England vs Green BayHeadsNew EnglandGreen Bay
XXXDallas vs PittsburghTailsDallasDallas
XXIXSan Francisco vs San DiegoHeadsSan FranciscoSan Francisco
XXVIIIDallas vs BuffaloTailsDallasDallas
XXVIIBuffalo vs DallasHeadsBuffaloDallas
XXVIWashington vs BuffaloHeadsWashingtonWashington
XXVBuffalo vs NY GiantsHeadsBuffaloNY Giants
XXIVDenver vs San FranciscoHeadsDenverSan Francisco
XXIIISan Francisco vs CincinnatiTailsSan FranciscoSan Francisco
XXIIWashington vs DenverHeadsWashingtonWashington
XXIDenver vs NY GiantsTailsDenverNY Giants
XXChicago vs New EnglandTailsChicagoChicago
XIXSan Francisco vs MiamiTailsSan FranciscoSan Francisco
XVIIILA Raiders vs WashingtonHeadsLA RaidersLA Raiders
XVIIMiami vs WashingtonTailsMiamiWashington
XVISan Francisco vs CincinnatiTails San FranciscoSan Francisco
XVPhiladelphia vs OaklandTailsPhiladelphiaOakland
XIVLA Rams vs PittsburghHeadsLA RamsPittsburgh
XIIIDallas vs PittsburghHeadsDallasPittsburgh
XIIDallas vs DenverHeadsDallasDallas
XIOakland vs MinnesotaTailsOaklandOakland
XDallas vs PittsburghHeadsDallasPittsburgh
IXPittsburgh vs Minnesota TailsPittsburghPittsburgh
VIIIMiami vs MinnesotaHeadsMiamiMiami
VIIMiami vs WashingtonHeadsMiamiMiami
VIMiami vs DallasHeadsMiamiDallas
VDallas vs BaltimoreTailsDallasBaltimore
IVMinnesota vs Kansas CityTailsMinnesotaKansas City
IIINY Jets vs BaltimoreHeadsNY JetsNY Jets
IIGreen Bay vs Oakland TailsOaklandGreen Bay
IGreen Bay vs Kansas CityHeads Green BayGreen Bay

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Sean Chaffin is a freelance writer in Crandall, Texas, and host of the True Gambling Stories podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @PokerTraditions.

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