3 Weirdest Bets You Can Actually Make on FanDuel Sportsbook for Rams vs Bengals Super Bowl 56 (Updated)
The Super Bowl has something for everyone: the biggest football game of the year for sports fans, a huge halftime show performance for music fans and epic commercials.
Where things really get weird, however, are the offerings for the bettors among us. Some of the unique Super Bowl wagers like coin toss results and Gatorade color are well-loved traditions. Some of the other offerings are just downright strange.
Here are the three weirdest bets you can make on FanDuel Sportsbook for Super Bowl LVI.
1. Will an extra point or field goal attempt hit an upright?
One of the most famous special teams mishaps in the last few years was the "double doink," when Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey attempted a game-winning field goal in the Wild Card Round and hit both the left upright and the crossbar. The crossbar doesn't count for this wager, but you can bet on whether either kicker will get a single "doink" off one of the uprights in the game. Considering how small the uprights are it's almost impressive when a kicker does nail one, though fans of that kickers' team may not agree. FanDuel Sportsbook offers a 3.5-to-1 payout if you do think an upright will be hit, while the odds on a doink-less Super Bowl sit at -550.
2. Will any offensive lineman score a receiving TD?
Everybody loves a big-man touchdown. Even if it happens against your favorite team, it's hard not to enjoy the sight of a 350-pound lineman spiking the ball in what is undoubtedly the highlight of his career. You wanna make that moment even more fun? Try getting paid out 15 times what you bet. The odds for a big man touchdown on FanDuel Sportsbook are +1500 — meaning a $10 bet would pay out $150 if it wins.
3. Rushing yards match bet: Joe Burrow + Matthew Stafford vs Sony Michel
While NFL quarterbacks are running the ball more than ever, with some even producing like running backs, this year's Super Bowl features a pair of pocket passers. Joe Burrow hasn't run for more than 25 yards in a game all season, and Stafford's career-high rushing total was 37 yards back in 2015. This season he hasn't eclipsed 22. So how do we get a fair rushing bet between these quarterbacks and a running back? By combining their powers. You can bet on whether Burrow and Stafford combined will out-rush former first-round pick Sony Michel. Even though Michel is generally the Rams' RB2 with Cam Akers active, he's still a sizable -142 favorites to beat the passers, while the Burrow/Stafford tandem is a +112 underdog. The Duel's Max Staley likes Stafford to do some damage with his legs, since he's been running much more in the postseason than he did in the regular season, so those plus odds could be interesting ones to target.
Bet $5 to win $280 on either team to win Super Bowl 56!
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