The Super Bowl is a bettor’s heaven with a plethora of lines to wager on. The Kansas City Chiefs vs the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57 is no exception.
The sportsbook offers some interesting Super Bowl bets, including what will be the primary hat color of Chris Stapleton – black (+350) or any other color (-600). Of course, there are plenty of Super Bowl lines for the game’s actual outcome. The usual props are offered, like Patrick Mahomes’ over/under passing yards at 290½.
Kicker props are always a solid option to boost your parlay bets. Super Bowl odds have Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker and Eagles kicker Jake Elliott’s total kicking points at 7½ and made PATs at 2½. However, this becomes a tough bet after seeing recent kicking struggles. For example, Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed four extra-point attempts in the Wild Card Round.
Several kickers have missed PATs in the Super Bowl. Let’s take a look at every missed extra point in Super Bowl history, and how Butker and Elliott could fare in Super Bowl 57.
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Missed PATs are All Too Common
Missed extra points were a constant occurrence in the 1970s with five failed PATs. Baltimore Colts kicker Jim O’Brien hit a game-winning field goal in Super Bowl 5 but missed an extra point in the second quarter, keeping the game knotted at 6-6. Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox in 1975’s Super Bowl 9 and Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Roy Gerela in 1976’s Super Bowl 10 also missed one PAT apiece. Oakland Raiders kicker Errol Mann had one of the worst kicking performances in Super Bowl history in 1977 with two missed PATs.
From 1978 to 1990, the Super Bowl featured four failed extra points: Frank Corral in 1980’s Super Bowl 14, Mark Moseley in 1984’s Super Bowl 18, Raul Allegre in 1987’s Super Bowl 21 and Mike Cofer in 1990’s Super Bowl 24. However, none were meaningful as each game ended with lopsided scores.
The next missed PAT in a Super Bowl did not come until 2017 – the New England Patriots‘ 28-3 comeback in Super Bowl 51. Stephen Gostkowski missed an extra point in back-to-back Super Bowls in 2017 and 2018. Plus, current Eagles kicker Elliott went two for three on PATs in 2018’s Super Bowl 52. That makes 12 missed extra points in Super Bowl history.
Will we see another kicker with the yips in Super Bowl 57?
Butker and Elliott Not Strangers to Failed Extra Points
There has not been a failed PAT attempt in four consecutive Super Bowls. However, Butker and Elliott ranked in the bottom half of the extra point percentage. Butker has made 38 of 41 attempts (92.7%) with his last miss coming in Week 15, and Elliott is 51 of 53 with his last miss occurring in Week 12. Plus, don’t forget Elliott missed a PAT in his only Super Bowl appearance in 2018. In two Super Bowl appearances, Butker is a perfect four of four on extra points.
Keep these tidbits in mind when making your Super Bowl picks and predictions. Deciding on the over/under for kicking points and extra points is a tough decision when considering past kicking struggles on the biggest stage.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.