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Super Bowl Coin Toss Results, Betting History, Trends, and Odds – Heads or Tails for Every Year

Updated February 15th, 2022
Published February 2, 2021

Every single Super Bowl has started with a coin toss to determine who will get the ball to start the game and which half of the field belongs to each team. Betting on that coin toss is still a somewhat new thing, however. Since it has become available it has quickly turned into one of the more popular and interesting Super Bowl props.

As the only true 50-50 proposition you can find, sportsbooks also charge a lot less juice on the coin toss. You could find either “heads” or “tails” available at +100 odds at Caesars Sportsbook for the 2022 Super Bowl. For comparison, a game between two evenly matched teams generally sees -110 odds offered on each side to win.

As a result, this prop draws the attention of all types of sports bettors. One bettor reportedly placed a $5,000 bet on the Super Bowl 55 coin toss, siding with heads for a $9,850 return.

We’ve collected all the coin toss results from past Super Bowls, and also looked into how often the team who wins the coin toss goes on to win the game.

Super Bowl Coin Toss Results

Super Bowl Matchup Coin Toss Coin Toss Winner Game Winner Coin Toss Winner = Game Winner?
1 Chiefs vs Packers Heads Packers Packers Yes
2 Packers vs Raiders Tails Raiders Packers No
3 Colts vs Jets Heads Jets Jets Yes
4 Vikings vs Chiefs Tails Vikings Chiefs No
5 Colts vs Cowboys Tails Cowboys Colts No
6 Cowboys vs Dolphins Heads Dolphins Cowboys No
7 Dolphins vs Washington Heads Dolphins Dolphins Yes
8 Vikings vs Dolphins Heads Dolphins Dolphins Yes
9 Steelers vs Vikings Tails Steelers Steelers Yes
10 Cowboys vs Steelers Heads Cowboys Steelers No
11 Raiders vs Vikings Tails Raiders Raiders Yes
12 Cowboys vs Broncos Heads Cowboys Cowboys Yes
13 Steelers vs Cowboys Heads Cowboys Steelers No
14 Rams vs Steelers Heads Rams Steelers No
15 Raiders vs Eagles Tails Eagles Raiders No
16 49ers vs Bengals Tails 49ers 49ers Yes
17 Dolphins vs Washington Tails Dolphins Washington No
18 Washington vs Raiders Heads Raiders Raiders Yes
19 Dolphins vs 49ers Tails 49ers 49ers Yes
20 Bears vs Patriots Tails Bears Bears Yes
11 Raiders vs Vikings Tails Raiders Raiders Yes
12 Cowboys vs Broncos Heads Cowboys Cowboys Yes
13 Steelers vs Cowboys Heads Cowboys Steelers No
14 Rams vs Steelers Heads Rams Steelers No
15 Raiders vs Eagles Tails Eagles Raiders No
16 49ers vs Bengals Tails 49ers 49ers Yes
17 Dolphins vs Washington Tails Dolphins Washington No
18 Washington vs Raiders Heads Raiders Raiders Yes
19 Dolphins vs 49ers Tails 49ers 49ers Yes
20 Bears vs Patriots Tails Bears Bears Yes
21 Broncos vs Giants Tails Broncos Giants No
22 Washington vs Broncos Heads Washington Washington Yes
23 Bengals vs 49ers Tails 49ers 49ers Yes
24 49ers vs Broncos Heads Broncos 49ers No
25 Bills vs Giants Heads Bills Giants No
26 Washington vs Bills Heads Washington Washington Yes
27 Bills vs Cowboys Heads Bills Cowboys No
28 Cowboys vs Bills Tails Cowboys Cowboys Yes
29 Chargers vs 49ers Heads 49ers 49ers Yes
30  Cowboys vs Steelers Tails  Cowboys  Cowboys Yes
31 Patriots vs Packers Heads Patriots Packers No
32 Packers vs Broncos Tails Packers Broncos No
33 Broncos vs Falcons Tails Falcons Broncos No
34 Rams vs Titans Tails Rams Rams Yes
35 Ravens vs Giants Tails Giants Ravens No
36 Rams vs Patriots Heads Rams Patriots No
37 Raiders vs Buccaneers Tails Buccaneers Buccaneers Yes
38 Panthers vs Patriots Tails Panthers Patriots No
39 Patriots vs Eagles Tails Eagles Patriots No
40 Seahawks vs Steelers Tails Seahawks Steelers No
41 Colts vs Bears Heads Bears Colts No
42 Giants vs Patriots Tails Giants Giants Yes
43 Steelers vs Cardinals Heads Cardinals Steelers No
44 Saints vs Colts Heads Saints Saints Yes
45 Steelers vs Packers Heads Packers Packers Yes
46 Giants vs Patriots Heads Patriots Giants No
47 Ravens vs 49ers Heads Ravens Ravens Yes
48 Seahawks vs Broncos Tails Seahawks Seahawks Yes
49 Patriots vs Seahawks Tails Seahawks Patriots No
50 Panthers vs Broncos Tails Panthers Broncos No
51 Patriots vs Falcons Tails Falcons Patriots No
52 Eagles vs Patriots Heads Patriots Eagles No
53 Patriots vs Rams Tails Rams Patriots No
54 49ers vs Chiefs Tails 49ers Chiefs No
55 Chiefs vs Buccaneers Heads Chiefs Buccaneers No
56 Rams vs Bengals Heads Bengals Rams No

As the designated visiting team for Super Bowl 56, the LA Rams got to call the coin toss. They chose “tails”, but the coin turned up “heads”. This meant the Bengals won the coin toss, and they opted to defer to the second half.

 

The AFC Champion will get to call the coin toss in the 2023 Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Coin Toss Trends

Here are a handful of trends we’ve unearthed from the Super Bowl coin toss results:

  • The coin toss has been Tails in six of the last nine Super Bowls
  • The team who won the coin toss has lost the Super Bowl in each of the last eight years, and is 24-32 all-time
  • The Cowboys hold the record for most Super Bowl coin toss wins with five
  • Tails is 3-0 in Super Bowls held in Arizona, which is where Super Bowl 57 is being played

Now here’s a look at the heads/tails results.

Heads vs Tails Records in Super Bowls

Heads/Tails All-Time Record All-Time Win% Record in Last 10 Win% in Last 10
Heads 27-29 48.2% 4-6 40%
Tails 29-27 51.8% 6-4 60%

Even though the probability of each outcome (heads or tails) is split 50-50, the actual outcomes slightly favor tails right now thanks to the recent trend. After Super Bowl 48, we were tied 24-24. Tails has just rarely failed lately.

Tails currently holds the advantage with a 29-27 record over heads. That means tails has happened in 51.8% of Super Bowl coin tosses.

Super Bowl 57 Coin Toss Odds

Super Bowl Coin Toss Odds
Heads +100
Tails +100

Though we don’t know the teams playing in Super Bowl 2023 yet, we do know the AFC champion will get to call the coin toss.

When we do know the teams playing, we will gather their coin toss records and data from the 2022-23 NFL season.

If you enjoyed this historical Super Bowl coin toss data, be sure to check out our other Super Bowl resources below:

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