Super Bowl 56 features two former #1 draft picks with Joe Burrow from the Cincinnati Bengals versus Matthew Stafford from the LA Rams. DraftKings posted a slew of quarterback-centric prop bets for Super Bowl 56 including over/under wagers on passing yards, touchdowns, interceptions, and combined passing/rushing yards.
During the regular season, the fan-favorite Burrow led the Bengals to a miracle season and a trip to the Super Bowl. Burrow unleashed 4,611 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He also completed 70.4% of his passes. In three playoff games Burrow completed 75 passes for a 68.8% success rate. He tallied 842 passing yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.
In his first season with the Rams, Stafford guided his new team to the Super Bowl. He thrived with 4,886 passing yards, 41 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. He completed 67.2% of his passes. Overall, he ranked third in pass yards and second in touchdowns. In three playoff games, Stafford completed 72% of his passes with 72 completions for 905 yards, six touchdowns, and just one interception.
The Bengals went 13-7 ATS this season including the playoffs for the third-best ATS record in the NFL. The Rams were 10-10 ATS during the regular season and playoffs. For totals bettors, the Rams were 10-9-1 hitting the over this season, while the Bengals struggled with an 8-12 clip.
Super Bowl 56: Total Passing Yards
- Burrow 276.5 over -115
- Burrow 276.5 under -115
- Stafford 279.5 over -120
- Stafford 279.5 under -110
Out of all the Super Bowl prop bets, passing yards is one of the most fun to sweat. During the regular season, Stafford averaged 287.4 passing yards per game. In the playoffs, he averaged 301.6 passing yards. He tossed just 202 yards during a run-heavy playbook against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Wild Card, however he tallied 366 yards against the Tampa Bay Bucs and 337 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.
Burrow averaged 288.2 passing yards per game in the regular season and 280.7 yards per playoff game. During the AFC Divisional Round against #1 seed Tennessee Titans, Burrow lit them up for 348 yards but zero touchdowns.
Super Bowl 56: Passing TDs
- Burrow 1.5 over -180
- Burrow 1.5 under +135
- Stafford 1.5 over -230
- Stafford 1.5 under +175
Everyone loves to see touchdowns, especially in the Super Bowl, which is why pro bets involving passing TDs are among the most popular wagers every year. Burrow tossed just four touchdowns in three playoff games, because they relied heavily on rookie kicker Evan McPherson to provide a lot of offense via field goals. Meanwhile, Stafford tossed six touchdowns in the playoffs with two TDs in each game.
Super Bowl 56: Interceptions
- Burrow 0.5 over -145
- Burrow 0.5 under +110
- Stafford 0.5 over -160
- Stafford 0.5 under +120
Burrow threw two interceptions in the postseason, but he was sacked 12 times including nine against the Titans. Stafford struggled with turnovers late in the season, but he protected the ball in the playoffs and tossed just one. During the regular season, Burrow threw 14 interceptions in 16 games, while Stafford was picked off 17 times in 17 games.
Super Bowl 56: Combined Passing and Rushing Yards
- Burrow 291.5 over -115
- Burrow 291.5 under -115
- Stafford 287.5 over -115
- Stafford 287.5 under -115
If you like different prop bets, DraftKings posted a special one for Super Bowl 56 featuring combined yards from scrimmage for both Burrow and Stafford.
Stafford rushed only 15 times for 36 yards in the postseason, but he scored two touchdowns. He scampered for only 43 yards during the regular season and never saw the end zone.
Burrow, who is just one plus year removed from ACL surgery, rushed nine times for 28 yards in the playoffs without any touchdowns. During the regular season, Burrow rushed 40 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns. The Bengals do not have a great offensive line. In three playoff games, Burrow would rather risk a sack (12) than tuck and run (9 attempts).