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Super Bowl 44 Proposition Bets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26:  Members of the 1968 Jets touch the Lombardi Trophy during halftime festivities celebrating the 40th anniversary of the team's win over the Colts in Super Bowl III during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets on October 26, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)
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Jeffrey BoswellAnalyst IJune 2, 2016

And on the seventh day, God created Super Bowl Sunday, and bet that people couldn't resist laying money on various bets that make sport's greatest spectacle even more all-consuming. So here is a list of 73 Pete Rose-approved Super Bowl bets guaranteed to spark interest. 

1. Winner: Indianapolis/New Orleans
2. Versus spread: Indianapolis (–5)/New Orleans (+5)
3. Total points (game): over/under 57½
4. Total points (first quarter): over/under 13½
5. Total points (second quarter): over/under 13½
6. Total points (third quarter): over/under 13½
7. Total points (fourth quarter): over/under 13½
8. Winner of coin toss: Colts/Saints
9. Coin toss called: heads/tails
10. Coin toss result: heads/tails
11. Colts to: kick/receive
12. Number of team captains (both teams) at midfield for coin toss: over/under 8½
13. First possession begins a yard line: over/under 26½
14. Peyton Manning passing yards: over/under 312½
15. Manning rushing yards: over/under ½
16. Drew Brees passing yards: over/under 278½
17. First play from scrimmage: run/pass
18. Yards gained on first play from scrimmage: over/under 6½
19. Reggie Wayne receptions: over/under 7½
20. Wayne receiving yards: over/under 97½
21. First penalty called on: offense/defense
22. Length of first penalty: over/under 5½
23. Referee’ jersey number: over/under 82½
24. Joseph Addai rushing attempts: over/under 14½
25. Reggie Bush punt return yardage: over/under 38½
26. Manning turnovers: over/under ½
27. Brees interceptions: over/under ½
28. Largest lead (either team) at any point in game: over/under 7½
29. Total touchdowns (both teams): over/under 8½
30. Pierre Garcon touchdowns: over/under ½
31. Jeremy Shockey receptions: over/under 2½
32. Marques Colston receiving yards: over/under 64½
33. Dwight Freeney sacks: over/under ½
34. Jonathan Vilma tackles: over/under 6½
35. Brees completions: over/under 27½
36. Matt Stover point-after-touchdown conversions: over/under 4½
37. Darren Sharper interceptions: over/under ½
38. Manning completion %: over/under 64½
39. Gary Brackett tackles + assists: over/under 8½
40. Dallas Clark receiving yards: over/under 52½
41. First team to score: Colts/Saints
42. Yardage length of first Indianapolis score: over/under 11½
43. Yardage length of first New Orleans score: over/under 9½
44. Jersey number of first Colt to score a touchdown: over/under 44½
45. Jersey number of first Saint to score a touchdown: over/under 19½
46. Coaches challenges: over/under 1½
47. Punts (both teams): over/under 6½
48. Pierre Thomas rushing yards plus receiving yards: over/under 84½
49. Two-point conversion attempts (both teams): over/under ½
50. Halftime versus spread: Indianapolis (-3½)/New Orleans (+3½)
51. Add total points at halftime; is sum: odd/even
52. Time remaining on game clock at two-minute warning of 1st half: over/under 1:57½
53. Matt Stover made field goals: over/under 2½
54. Garrett Hartley missed field goals: over/under ½
55. Indianapolis first downs: over/under 26½
56. New Orleans first downs: over/under 25½
57. Reggie Wayne yards per catch: over/under 8½
58. Total yards (both teams): over/under 699½
59. Indianapolis red zone efficiency: over/under 57.33%
60. New Orleans red zone efficiency: over/under 51.89%
61. First commercial following kickoff; advertisement for: beer/other
62. Fumbles lost (both teams): over/under 2½
63. Indianapolis penalty yards: over/under 34½
64. New Orleans penalty yards: over/under 61½
65. Tie score at any point in fourth quarter: yes/no
66. Time remaining on game clock at two-minute warning: over/under 1:58½
67. Points scored in final two minutes of game: over/under 3½
68. Jersey number of Super Bowl MVP: over/under 18½
69. Letters in last name of Super Bowl MVP: over/under 5½
70. Indianapolis time of possession: over/under 28:37½
71. New Orleans time of possession: over/under 30:59½
72. Duration of game: over/under 3:34½
73. Announced attendance: over/under 74,986½

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