I love the longest touchdown Super Bowl prop at William Hill this year.
The New England Patriots dealt with defensive growing pains early this season, giving up a 61-yard touchdown pass to Jacksonville in Week 2 and two ridiculously long scores to Kareem Hunt (67 yards) and Tyreek Hill (75) against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. Since the bye, New England has been flawless in the long game, with the only exception being a fluky 69-yard touchdown with a pass and two laterals to lose at the horn in Miami.
The Patriots offense has nobody who can take the cover off the top of a defense without Josh Gordon, and I really like my matchups with Los Angeles Rams corners Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib against the Patriots’ top receivers.
Give me Bill Belichick and Wade Phillips with two weeks to prepare and they’ll limit big offensive plays. Barring a kickoff or punt return for a touchdown, I can’t see these two geniuses giving up a long strike.
The play: Under 49.5 on the game’s longest touchdown (-110).
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