Super Bowl Shortest Touchdown

What is your preference of how National Football League title match touchdowns are scored? Short and bone crushing or long yet lightning fast? With many major scores already in the history books, there have been plenty of both types during the first 51 NFL Championships. New England and Philadelphia will look to add to the numbers when they hook up at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018, at 6:30 PM. 

Shortest Super Bowl Touchdown

Electrifying a global audience, consisting of casual sports fans and hardcore handicappers alike, the first 280 Super Bowl touchdowns have ranged from 0 to 108 yards and have covered 17,595 feet. Our table lists the shortest major scores during each of the first 51 NFL Championship contests.

Super Bowl LII Betting Legend: Prediction ORANGE Loss RED Win GREEN

Shaded Green: Shortest touchdown was the game winning score.

Shaded Blue: New England and Philadelphia shortest Super Bowl touchdowns.

*** Time of score is the amount left on the game clock when the TD play began.

SB# PLAY POS YDS TEAM Shortest Super Bowl Touchdown Q# SP#
51 RUN RB  1  NEP White 1 YD Run (2 PT Brady to Amendola) 0:57 4 9
50 FUM DT  0  DEN Jackson 0 YD Fumble Recovery (McManus Kick) 6:34 1 2
49 RUN RB  3  SEA Lynch 3 YD Run ( Hauschka Kick) 2:22 2 2
49 PASS WR  3  SEA Doug Baldwin 3 YD Pass – Wilson (Hauschka Kick) 5:00 3 6
49 PASS WR  3  NEP Edelman 3 YD Pass – Brady (Gostkowski Kick) 8:00 4 8
48 RUN RB  1  SEA Lynch 1 YD Run (Hauschka Kick) 12:08 2 4
47 PASS TE  1  BAL Pitta 1 YD Pass – Flacco (Tucker Kick) 7:15 2 3
46 PASS WR  2  NYG Cruz 2 YD Pass – E. Manning (Tynes Kick) 3:29 1 2

Super Bowl Shortest Touchdowns – A Colourful History

Whether rumbled in, from 1-yard out by a 325-pound defensive tackle, or raced 108-yards right down the middle of the field, by a special team player during a kick return, touchdowns send a charge into the crowd on Super Bowl Sunday. You may be surprised to see there has never been a punt return TD in Super Bowl history, but scores have varied. Six point major methods include Pass (153) Run (94) Interception (14) Kickoff Return (10) Fumble (6) and Blocked Punt Return (3).

Blocked punt TD’s, by Terry Brown (SB 9) and Derrick Jensen (SB 18) plus Malik Jackson’s end zone TD fumble recovery during Super Bowl 50, are the three shortest scores during a NFL Championship at zero-yards. By a wide margin, 1-yard touchdowns are the most common score at 44 with a 38-6 edge going to runs over passes. Punching the ball in from 2-yards out is the next at 24 scores with a 17-6-1 run, pass, fumble return mix. That is 71 six-point plays that covered just 92 total yards.

Major Penalty Influence: Pass interference in the end zone places the ball at the 1-yard line.

Shortest TD OV 1.5 (-105) UN 1.5 (-125) Yards UNDER (-125)

Shortest SB LII TD Result: Under 1 YD TD Nick Foles Pass From TE Trey Burton (0:34 2nd)

Statistician Note: Yes, Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles caught the shortest TD during SB 52.

Shortest Touchdowns Are Often Game Changing Scores

Although there isn’t much to the shortest touchdowns, from a total yards aspect, some of them are the most important moments in Super Bowl lore. Game changing, 12 of the shortest touchdowns have turned out to be the deciding score. That is particularly true recently as the shortest TD was the game winner in four of the past twelve title fights. NEP RB James White produced the most impactful short score as his fourth quarter 1-yard TD (SB 51) set up the first ever SB extra period.

Three of those four recent short scores (SB 49, 45, 44) still paid OVER bettors as the O/U is always 1.5 yards. White’s Super Bowl 51 shorty created heartbreak and happiness for bettors. In that contest, the first six scores were all OVER so those ticket felt golden – with less than 60 seconds on the clock. Then White raced up the middle for his 1 YD TD with 0:57 left. OVER bettors took a gut shot while UNDER backers celebrated with winning tickets. Betting is not for the faint of heart.

Tight Ends Make An Impact: Tights ends have scored five of the 51 shortest SB touchdowns.

Length Of First Super Bowl 52 Touchdown Call: Either side 1 to 7 Yards (+160) @ Bodog

First SB 59 Length of First TD Result: Alshon Jeffery Pass Nick Foles 34 YDS (2:34 1st)

Fantastic Prop Offers Are Available Online 24/7

Unsung heroes have often perform admirably on football biggest stage. While not career defining, scoring one of the shortest Super Bowl touchdowns sure looks good on a resume. Heading in the 2018 NFL season; the Tennessee Titans are being led by new Head Coach Mike Vrabel. Formerly a standout Patriots linebacker, Vrabel caught a pair of Captain America TD passes in back-to-back Championships. His 1-yard catch in SB 38, and 2-yard reception in SB 39, are both on our list.

Since the AFC and NFC Champions were crowned (20/01/18) we have suggested wagers on prop bets that are not available at land based lottery retailers. As we were writing this, Sports Select had two props featuring JAJAY vs DLEWI and DAMEN vs AJEFF and they both have a ridiculous TIE option tagged to them. Nearly impossible to count, there are hundreds of prop options available online. Scan them at your leisure, at home or on the fly with a mobile device, anytime 24/7.

Shorty Specialist: Rex Burkhead’s five 2017 TD runs measured 2, 1, 14, 3 and 1 yards long.

First Patriots Six Point Play Pick: Rex Burkhead bashes in the first NEP Major (+600) @ Bodog

New Englands First Touchdown Result: James White 26 YD Run (2:04 1st)

Shortest Score Bottom Line: This prop wager, and many others, will cash or crash once the first TD is scored. Normally not in the habit of chasing same day losers, Super Bowl is an exception as we always keep some dough for LIVE wagering during the duel. Not so much to make up for possible early game prop losses as winning LIVE always helps. A vast and fruitful landscape of prop options await at top online sportsbooks. Canucks can get into all of the action in under two minutes.

SB# PLAY POS YDS TEAM Shortest Super Bowl Touchdown Q# SP#
45 PASS WR  8  PIT Ward 8 YD Pass – Roethlisberger (S.Suisham Kick) 0:47  2 5
45 RUN RB  8  PIT Mendenhall 8  YD Run (Suisham Kick) 10:25 3 6
45 PASS WR  8  GB Jennings 8 YD Pass – Rodgers (Crosby Kick) 12:03 4 7
44 PASS TE  2  NO Shockey 2 YD Pass – Brees (2 PT Brees to Moore) 5:46 4 8
43 RUN RB  1  PIT Russell 1 YD Run (Reed Kick) 14:09 2 2
43 RUN RB  1  ARZ Patrick 1 YD Pass – Warner (Rackers Kick) 8:43 2 3
43 PASS WR  1  ARZ Fitzgerald 1 YD Pass – Warner (Rackers Kick) 7:41 4 6
42 RUN RB  1  NEP Maroney 1 YD Run (Gostkowski Kick) 14:57 2 2
41 RUN RB  1  IND Rhodes 1 Yd Run (Vinatieri Kick) 6:15 2 5
40 RUN QB  1  PIT Roethlisberger 1 YD Run (Reed Kick) 2:00 2 2
39 PASS LB  2  NEP Vrabel 2 YD Pass – Brady (Vinatieri Kick) 11:09 3 3
39 RUN RB  2  NEP Dillon 2 YD Run (Vinatieri Kick) 13:49 4 5
38 PASS LB  1  NEP Vrabel 1 YD Pass – Brady (2 PT Faulk Run) 2:55 4 8
37 RUN RB  2  TB Alstott 2 YD Run (Gramatica Kick) 6:28 2 4
36 RUN QB  2  STL Warner 2 YD Run (Wilkins Kick) 9:33 4 5
35 RUN RB  3  BAL Ja. Lewis 3 YD Run (Stover Kick) 8:51 4 6
34 RUN RB  1  TEN George 1 YD Run (Pass Failed) 0:17 3 5
33 RUN RB  1  DEN Griffith 1 YD Run (Elam Kick) 3:55 1 2
33 RUN RB  1  DEN Griffith 1 YD Run (Elam Kick) 14:54 4 6
32 RUN RB  1  DEN Davis 1 YD Run (Elam Kick) 6:12 1 2
32 RUN QB  1  DEN Elway 1 YD Run (Elam Kick) 15:00 2 3
32 RUN RB  1  DEN Davis 1 YD Run (Elam Kick) 1:10 3 7
32 RUN RB  1  DEN Davis 1 YD Run (Elam Kick) 1:47 4 9
31 PASS RB  1  NEP Byars 1 YD Pass – Bledsoe (Vinatieri Kick) 6:27 1 3
30 RUN RB  1  DAL E. Smith 1 YD Run (Boniol Kick) 7:00 3 5
30 RUN RB  1  PIT Morris 1 YD Run (N. Johnson Kick) 8:24 4 7
29 RUN RB  1  SD Means 1 YD Run (Carney Kick) 7:08 1 3
28 RUN RB  1  DAL E. Smith 1 YD Run (Murray Kick) 10:23 4 8
27 FUM DT  2  DAL Jones 2 YD DEF Fumble Recovery  (Elliott Kick) 1:22 1 3
27 RUN RB  2  BUF Thomas 2 YD Run  (Christie Kick)  10:20 1 1
26 RUN RB  1  WAS Riggs 1 YD Run (Lohmiller Kick) 7:40 2 3
26 RUN RB  1  BUF Thomas 1 YD Run (Norwood Kick) 9:02 3 6
25 RUN RB  1  BUF D. Smith 1 YD Run (Norwood Kick) 6:23 2 3
25 RUN RB  1  NYG Anderson 1 YD Run (Bahr Kick) 6:12 3 6
24 RUN FB  1  SF Rathman 1 YD Run (Cofer Kick) 7:52 2 4
24 RUN RB  1  SF Craig 1 YD Run (Cofer Kick) 13:51 4 10
23 PASS WR  10  SF Taylor 10 YD Pass – Montana (Cofer Kick) 0:34 4 8
22 RUN RB  4  WAS Smith 4 YD Run (Haji Sheikh Kick)  13:46 4 8
21 RUN RB  1  NYG Morris 1 YD Run (Allegre Kick) 0:54 3 7
20 RUN QB  1  CHI McMahon 1 YD Run (Butler Kick) 8:03 3 7
20 RUN DT  1  CHI Perry 1 YD Run (Butler Kick) 3:48 3 9
19 PASS TE  2  MIA Johnson 2 YD Pass – Marino  (Von Schamann Kick) 1:06 1 3
19 RUN RB  2  SF Craig 2 YD Run  (Wersching Kick) 11:56 2 6
18 BPR RB  0  LAR Jensen 0 YD Blocked Punt Return (Bahr Kick) 10:08 1 1
17 PASS WR  4  WAS Garrett 4 YD Pass – Theismann (Moseley Kick) 1:55 2 4
16 RUN QB  1  SF Montana 1 YD Run (Wersching Kick) 6:30 1 1
15 PASS WR  2  OAK Branch 2 YD Pass – Plunkett (Bahr Kick) 9:28 1 1
14 RUN RB  1  RAMS Bryant 1 YD Run (Corral Kick) 3:20 1 2
14 RUN RB  1  PIT Harris 1 YD Run (Bahr Kick) 13:42 2 3
14 RUN RB  1  PIT Harris 1 YD Run (Bahr Kick) 1:52 4 9
13 PASS WR  4  DAL Johnson 4 YD Pass – Staubach (Septien Kick) 0:26 4 10
12 RUN RB  1  DEN Lytle 1 YD Run (Turner Kick) 5:52 3 6
11 PASS TE  1  OAK Casper 1 YD Pass – Stabler (Mann Kick) 8:00 2 2
11 PASS TE  1  OAK Banaszak 1 YD Run – (Mann Kick) 4:01 2 2
10 PASS TE  7  PIT Grossman 7 YD Pass – Bradshaw (Gerela Kick) 6:29 1 2
9 BPR DB  0  MIN Brown 0 YD Blocked Punt Return (Kick Failed) 11:02 4 3
8 RUN RB  1  MIA Kiick 1 YD Run (Yepremian Kick) 2:05 1 2
7 RUN RB  1  MIA Kiick 1 YD Run  (Yepremian Kick) 0:21 2 2
6 RUN RB  3  DAL Thomas 3 YD Run (Clark Kick) 10:20 3 4
5 RUN FB  2  BAL Nowatzke 2 YD Run (O’Brien Kick) 7:53 4 5
4 RUN RB  4  MIN Osborn 4 YD Run (Cox Kick) 5:03 3 5
3 RUN RB  1  BAL Hill 1 YD Run (Michaels Kick) 11:41 4 5
2 RUN RB  2  GB Anderson 2 YD Run (Chandler Kick) 3:32 3 6
1 RUN HB  1  GB Pitts 1 YD Run (Chandler Kick) 7:11 4 7