Bringing football fans to their feet - touchdowns are fantastic. Even better, major Super Bowl scores will get bettors up and on their way to cash cages during Super Bowl LII. Heading into the New England vs Philadelphia duel, scheduled for 6:30 PM ET on February 4, 2018, the "First SB TD" count sits at 51. Fans at U.S. Bank Stadium, along with handicappers around the world, will rise when #52 is scored.
Who Scored First Super Bowl Touchdown
Game winning scores just twice, through 51 fights so far, the player who hits pay dirt first in the Super Bowl is easily forgotten by casual fans. Handicappers who cash tickets on the "First Super Bowl Touchdown" prop option never forget them. In the former crowd? Here's the 411....
Super Bowl LII Betting Legend: Prediction ORANGE Loss RED Win GREEN
Clock Time: Touchdowns are the time on the clock when the scoring play began.
Shaded Blue: First touchdowns scored in New England and Philadelphia Super Bowl Contests.
|SB#||Q#||Team||W/L||First Super Bowl Touchdown||YDS||SP||POS|
|51||2||ATL||Lost||Freeman 5 YD Run (Bryant) 12:20||5||R||O|
|50||1||DEN||Won||Jackson End Zone Fumble Recovery (McManus) 6:34||0||FUM||DF|
|49||2||NEP||Won||LaFell 11 YD Pass - Brady (Gostkowski) 9:51||11||P||O|
|48||2||SEA||Won||Lynch 1 YD Run (Hauschka) 12:08||1||R||O|
|47||1||BAL||Won||Boldin 13 YD Pass - Flacco (Tucker) 10:42||13||P||O|
|46||1||NYG||Won||Cruz 2 YD Pass - Manning (Tynes) 3:29||2||P||O|
|45||1||GB||Won||Nelson 29 YD Pass - Rodgers (Crosby) 3:51||29||P||O|
|44||1||IND||Lost||Garcon 19 YD Pass - Manning (Stover) 0:42||19||P||O|
|43||2||PIT||Won||Russell 1 YD Run (Reed) 14:09||1||R||O|
|42||2||NEP||Lost||Maroney 1 YD Run (S.Gostkowski) 15:00||1||R||O|
Super Bowl First Touchdown History
Quick flashback to a more simpler time - SB 1 in 1967. Long before the prima-donna's of today, who believe they are head and shoulders above the crowd, there was Max McGee. Under heavy duress from the Kansas City Chiefs defense, and pummelled as he released the ball in the pocket, legendary Green Bay QB Bart Starr threw a pass behind McGee. One Hall Of Fame star to another, Starr's pass still had some gas but it was, in his own words, two-feet behind the intended target.
Said to be hungover, from night before fun, McGee snagged it with one hand and galloped into the end zone with the first ever Super Bowl touchdown. That Packers team was one of two that hoisted the real Vince Lombard. Ground shaking in its own moment - another 50 first TD's have followed. From electrifying kick return TD's and game changing turnovers, to one-yard plunges and majestic rainbow passes, 49 different players have scored the first TD of an NFL title game.
Decade of First TD Scores: Seven of the last ten Super Bowl Champions scored the first TD.Super Bowl LII First TD Pick - RB James White NEP (+1400)
Super Bowl LII First TD Pick: RB James White NEP (+1400)
First SB 52 First Touchdown Result: Alshon Jeffery 34 YD Pass Nick Foles (2:34 1st)
1st TD Scores Are Like Opinions All Super Bowls Have Them
Eclectic, based on who punched them in, how they were scored, when they were posted, plus their bearing on the final outcome, the first Super Bowl TD can be a chameleon. Whether showing the colors of a blowout, because they were produced so easily, or taking some time to unfold, due to both defenses showing their might, the first TD is either pace setting or just a bump in the road for the eventual winner. Via all modes, the "First 51" have covered 1,016 yards or 19.92 per score.
That said, they are often a notice of impending doom for the eventual runner-up. Numbers don't lie and 37 teams have won the first 51 NFL Championships after they posted the games initial six points. Ranging from a 0-yard end zone fumble recovery - to a 93-yard "all for not" kickoff return, the first TD has been scored in the first quarter 29 times, a slightly surprising 19 first TD's were in the second 15 minutes and a shocking three were long awaited and finally scored in frame three.
How They All Happened: Pass Plays: 28 - Run Plays: 18 - Special Teams: 3 - Defense: 2
Anytime Touchdown Scorer Pick: New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan +225 @ Betway
Super Bowl LII Anytime TD Scorer Result: Chris Hogan 26 YD Pass Tom Brady (3:23 3rd)
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Five Pass, four Run, plus Malik Jackson's fumble recovery TD have accounted for the past ten SB first majors. During their nine previous big game appearances, New England has scored the first TD four times (1 R, 2 P, 1 INT) and the Pats went 3-1 in those games. Pass plays account for five of the nine first scores but Tom Brady owns just two of them. TE L. J. Smith posted the first TD against the Patriots during SB 39 while Philadelphia allowed an Oakland TD pass early during SB 15.
While it's tough to predict Devon Hester energizing the Planet with a 92 yard opening kickoff TD return, or an offensive juggernaut not scoring until the third quarter, researching the various "First TD Score" props can earn bettors some loot well before the final whistle. Avoid them at your local gas station lottery kiosk though. In addition to sporting less than attractive options and quantity, Sports Select "props" are three-way wagers and bettors have to make two other picks per ticket.
Don't Pass On The Run: Penalties can place the ball at the 1-yard line = Rush TD needs respect.
52nd SB First TD 3-Bet: B. Cooks (+900) D. Lewis (+1000) R. Burkhead (+1600) @ Bodog
First Super Bowl LII Touchdown: Alshon Jeffery 34 YD Pass Nick Foles (2:34 1st)
How To Bet On First TD Props: Prices start at +425 for a Field of less involved players, edge up to +750 on TE Rob Gronkowski, flies up to Nick Foles (+3300) and peaks at +6600 on the unrealistic "No TD Scorer" option at Bodog. Since the prices are generous - taking three players can still earn a healthy return. Follow us here, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page for predictions and Super Bowl LII advice all week long. When it comes time to bet - wager at top rated online sportsbooks.
|SB#||Q#||Team||W/L||First Super Bowl Touchdown||YDS||SP||POS|
|41||1||CHI||Lost||Hester 92 Yd Kick Return (Gould) 15:00||92||KR||ST|
|40||2||PIT||Won||Roethlisberger 1 YD Run (Reed) 2:00||2||R||O|
|39||2||PHI||Lost||Smith 6 YD Pass - McNabb (Akers) 10:02||6||P||O|
|38||2||NEP||Won||Branch 5 YD Pass - Brady (Vinatieri) 3:10||5||P||O|
|37||2||TB||Won||Alstott 2 YD Run (Gramatica) 6:28||2||R||O|
|36||2||NEP||Won||Law 47 Interception Return (Vinatieri) 8:58||47||INT||DF|
|35||1||BAL||Won||Stokley 38 YD Pass - Dilfer (Stover) 6:57||38||P||O|
|34||3||STL||Won||Holt 9 YD Pass - Warner (Wilkins) 8:38||9||P||O|
|33||1||DEN||Won||Griffith 1 YD Run (Elam) 4:55||1||R||O|
|32||1||GB||Lost||Freeman 22 YD Pass - Favre (Longwell) 11:32||22||P||O|
|31||1||GB||Won||Rison 54 YD Pass - Favre (Jacke) 11:54||54||P||O|
|30||1||DAL||Won||Novacek 3 YD Pass - Aikman (Boniol) 5:58||3||P||O|
|29||1||SF||Won||Rice 44 YD Pass - Young (Brien) 13:36||44||P||O|
|28||2||BUF||Lost||Thomas 4 YD Run (Christie) 12:48||4||R||O|
|27||1||BUF||Lost||Thomas 2 YD Run (Christie) 10:20||2||R||O|
|26||2||WAS||Won||Byner 10 YD Pass - Rypien (Lohmiller) 10:11||10||P||O|
|25||2||BUF||Lost||D. Smith 1 YD Run (Norwood) 12:52||1||R||O|
|24||1||SF||Won||Rice 20 YD Pass - Montana (Cofer) 10:38||20||P||O|
|23||3||CIN||Lost||Jennings 93 Kick Return (Breech) 0:50||93||KR||ST|
|22||1||DEN||Lost||Nattiel 56 YD Pass - Elway (Karlis) 13:11||56||P||O|
|21||1||NYG||Won||Mowatt 6 YD Pass - Simms (Allegre) 6:02||6||P||O|
|20||1||CHI||Won||Suhey 11 YD Run (Butler) 0:47||11||R||O|
|19||1||SF||Won||Monroe 33 YD Pass - Montana (Wersching) 3:20||33||P||O|
|18||1||RAI||Won||Jensen 0 YD Blocked Punt Return (Bahr) 10:08||0||PR||ST|
|17||1||MIA||Lost||Cefalo 76 YD Pass - Woodley (Von Schamann) 8:39||76||P||O|
|16||1||SF||Won||Montana 1 YD Run (Wersching) 3:20||1||R||O|
|15||1||OAK||Won||Branch 2 YD Pass - Plunkett (Bahr) 9:28||2||P||O|
|14||1||LAR||Lost||Bryant 1 YD Run (Corral) 3:20||1||R||O|
|13||1||PIT||Won||Stallworth 28 YD Pass - Bradshaw (Gerela) 10:17||28||P||O|
|12||1||DAL||Won||Dorsett 3 YD Run (Herrera) 4:53||3||R||O|
|11||2||OAK||Won||Casper 1 YD Pass - Stabler (Mann) 8:00||1||P||O|
|10||1||DAL||Lost||D. Pearson 29 YD Pass - Staubach (Fritsch) 4:36||29||P||O|
|9||3||PIT||Won||Harris 9 YD Run (Gerela) 13:46||9||R||O|
|8||1||MIA||Won||Csonka 5 YD Run (Yepremian) 10:10||5||R||O|
|7||1||MIA||Won||Twilley 28 YD Pass - Griese (Yepremian) 0:30||28||P||O|
|6||2||DAL||Won||Alworth 7 YD Pass - Staubach (Clark) 1:20||7||P||O|
|5||2||BAL||Won||Mackey 75 YD Pass - Unitas - (Kick Blocked) 14:19||75||P||O|
|4||2||KC||Won||Garrett 5 YD Run (Stenerud) 5:56||5||R||O|
|3||2||NYJ||Won||Snell 4 YD Run (Turner) 9:34||4||R||O|
|2||2||GB||Won||Dowler 62 YD Pass - Starr (Chandler) 11:01||62||P||O|
|1||1||GB||Won||McGee 37 YD Pass - Starr (Chandler) 6:35||37||P||O|