Super Bowl Prop Bets 2016: Complete Guide to This Year's Game

Nick Dimengo@@itsnickdimengoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2016

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton gives a ball to a fan after a touchdown during the first half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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With the Super Bowl less than a week away, the hype leading up to kickoff is all about how the dominant Denver Broncos defense might be able to slow down the high-octane offense of Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, and if this might be the end for all-time signal-caller Peyton Manning.

While those are great to talk about and all, there's one thing every sports fan wants to know—what in the heck are the prop bets?

From the final score to individual plays and, of course, dabbing, here are some of the best prop bets everyone tuning into Super Bowl 50 should consider looking for.

8. Over/Under Cam Newton "Dabbing" 10 Times

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17:   Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers shows his trademark 'dab' against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2nd quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Caroli
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It's no secret that Newton has been dabbing all over Panthers opponents all season long, with some fans taking exception to his antics because, well, they don't know how to have fun.

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Sort of kidding, but in the biggest game of his career, fans wonder if SuperCam will reach double digits on his go-to celebration.

7. If Steph Curry Is Shown on TV During the Broadcast What Will He Be Wearing?

Bob Leverone/Associated Press

The Golden State Warriors superstar and reigning NBA MVP—who is a Panthers fan because of his roots in Charlotte—will undoubtedly attend Super Bowl 50 with the Dubs having the day off and the game being played near the Bay Area.

Knowing that, some may risk a few dollars on what Chef Curry might be wearing—with the strong bet being something featuring the Panthers.


Any other Carolina jersey: +600

Cam Newton jersey: +400

Personalized Steph Curry Panthers jersey: -200

No jersey: +250

6. Will Denver Win Super Bowl, Peyton Manning Retire, San Antonio Win NBA Championship, Tim Duncan Retire?

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As mentioned above, with speculation that Super Bowl 50 could be Peyton Manning's last NFL game, there are a few scenarios in which prop bets could be made about the future of the league's all-time passing leader.

This one is a little odd considering it involves another legendary future Hall of Famer, but should the Broncos win Super Bowl 50 and the San Antonio Spurs win an NBA title this summer—and with superstar Tim Duncan approaching retirement—this prop bet has a decent chance of happening.


Yes: +2000

5. Will There Be an Earthquake During the Game?

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  An american flag is seen on the field prior to the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings playing their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Im
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This one might be the most absurd prop bet—and scariest—but given the fact that Super Bowl 50 is being played in Santa Clara, California, where seismic activity can be common, this is a real possibility.

We've seen a power outage at the Super Bowl once before, so hopefully that was the strangest thing we've seen—because an earthquake wouldn't be as simple to rebound from.


Yes: +1000

4. Will Ted Ginn Jr. Drop A Pass?

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24: Ted Ginn, Jr. #19 of the Carolina Panthers carries the ball for a touchdown against Justin Bethel #28 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Championship Game at Bank Of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North
Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

While Ted Ginn Jr. has been a dependable player for the Panthers all season long—showing how dynamic he can be as both a return man and wide receiver—according to a stat from NBC Sports, Ginn dropped 10 passes in the regular season, putting him in a tie for second in that category.

Knowing that, could the speedy wideout get stone hands in the biggest game of the year? There's a choice that lets you put some money on it.


Yes: -130

No: -120

3. Will the Panthers Player Who Scores Their First TD Give the Football to a Boy or Girl?

One of the coolest things that the Carolina Panthers have done all season long is, following their touchdowns, hand the ball to a young boy or girl sitting near the front row.

Considering it's the Super Bowl and the biggest game of the players' lives, though, could the tradition continue?

Some think so, leading to this unique prop bet specifically made for Carolina players regarding whether a boy or girl will get the pigskin after the, presumed, first Panthers touchdown.


Boy: -200

Girl: +150

2. Will Mike Carey be wrong about a challenge?

Tom Gannam/Associated Press

If there's one thing that has been heavily criticized all season long, it has been the ability of the referees—who have, on occasion, missed a few calls during key moments

But on the world's biggest stage, could head referee Mike Carey really be wrong about a challenge? It would be highly doubtful, but some conspiracies are out there that allow fans to risk some money on it happening.

Here's hoping it doesn't, but if you're one of those who thinks the refs might miss something, take this prop bet.


Yes: +145

No: -190

1. Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire Broadcast?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 12:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos yells to teammates in the second quarter during a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 12, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

As mentioned above, Super Bowl 50 could be the last NFL game for the iconic Peyton Manning, who has broken nearly every major passing record in league history.

So, while I'm no genie who can see the future, whether his Broncos win or lose, I would say there's a good chance that Manning sheds a couple of tears at some point during the game—and for Denver fans, they hope it's up on the podium while accepting the Vince Lombardi Trophy.


Yes: +600

No: -1200

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