Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was the subject of a lot of prop bets during Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. And given that he’s not much of a threat to run the football, Stafford’s line for overall rushing yards in Sunday’s game was set at 5.5.
Stafford ended up going over, but not by much. And the way things ended left people a little confused.
With Stafford at seven rushing yards at the end of the game, it appeared that he lost two yards with the final kneel down. But after the game was over, the stats read that Matthew Stafford only lost on yard on the final play — meaning his over on rushing yards cashed.
Matthew Stafford over 5.5 rushing yards ✅
…for now 👀 pic.twitter.com/nB3QEgHiIz
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 13, 2022
Check out the play for yourself, and you be the judge on if Matthew Stafford lost one or two yards on the final play of Super Bowl 56:
Matthew Stafford’s rushing prop was 5.5 yards…
This final kneel down dropped his rushing total from 7 to 6 yards — but should it have been to 5?pic.twitter.com/h0Nv8aCBk2
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 14, 2022
Luckily for Matthew Stafford rushing prop over bettors, they weren’t screwed by a flukey final play of the game. But in the past, the final kneel down has come back to haunt bettors.
In 2020, Patrick Mahomes was well over his rushing prop, but lost 15 yards when kneeling on the final three plays — resulting in one of the most brutal beats in recent memory.
Luckily, there wasn’t enough time on the clock for Matthew Stafford’s backers to face a similar situation last night.
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