Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)|Associated Press
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BoopProps Super Bowl Homework: Part VII

Players Throwing Passes

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

If you so desire -- and we do -- you can bet on Over/Under 2.5 for the number of players to have a pass attempt in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Obviously, barring an early game disaster, the two quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Jared Goff -- will each have a pass attempt. Now, all you need for an Over is one of the back-up QBs to come in (because of injury or a run-away or needing a rally) -- or to have a non-QB -- throw a pass. Halfback Option, anyone?

With the Philly Special still fresh in our minds and the fact that we know Bill Belichick has been known to toss out a gadget play here and there, we set out to put some numbers behind what we were almost sure would be an Over bet.

>>> There have been three or more players to attempt a pass in 20 of the 52 Super Bowls. That includes the ones played in 2018, 2017 and 2014. That is three of the last five SBs.

>>> Nine of this year’s 18 Rams games and seven of the Patriots’ 18 games saw three or more players attempt a pass, a little under half the time.

Since it is an even-money bet (we saw it at +100) and it appears to come to fruition about half the time, it seems like a nice little wager to make for something that could happen on any play.

Pick: Total Players to Attempt a Pass - Over 2.5 ($5/+100)

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