Last Updated: 2018-01-30
The Philadelphia Eagles want to win Super Bowl LII and they realize if they want to get that done they have one mission. Stop Tom Brady. If they can get to Tom Brady and stop him from making throws without pressure they have a very good chance of beating the New England Patriots. This will not be easy however. Other teams have tried to get to Brady and have failed miserably. The Patriots have a protection scheme and they have a quick –pass attack that has made it easy for Brady to stay upright and become one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. The Super Bowl betting props reveal just what kind of chance that the Eagles have to get at the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Philadelphia Eagles number of sacks in the Super Bowl
Over 2.5 Sacks +100
Under 2.5 Sacks -120
This number seems to be the norm at least in this Super Bowl because the prop bet for the Patriots total number of sacks is the same number at 2.5. Yet if any team has a chance of getting 3 sacks in this game it is the Eagles. For as elusive as Tom Brady can surprisingly be he is vulnerable to the sack. In the Super Bowls that Brady did lose, the defensive line registered five sacks so they know that pressure is a big key to winning. So if you’re betting on the Eagles to win or cover you may want to pair that to the over on this prop bet.
The Eagles defensive line is loaded with talent. Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Chris Long and Vinny Curry all can pressure the quarterback with little to no help. In the NFC Championship game Cox, Long and Curry was responsible for 21 pressures against the Minnesota Vikings. This unit led the NFL with 271 pressures which will be hard to slow down in the biggest game of the year. They generated pressure on 38 percent of their rushes without a blitz which again is the highest rate in the league. This will allow extra pressure while leaving players back in coverage.
The Patriots offense line is good but they have struggled at times this season. They have allowed 35 sacks this season which is the most since 2002 and they allowed seven hits in the AFC Championship game which is well above the number that the Patriots want to see. The Eagles will be set loose after the 40-year old quarterback and there are some other props that look might interesting when it comes to sacks by the Eagles.
Online sportsbook BetOnline offers props on individual players to get sacks and there is one player that should work hard to register a sack on Sunday.
Sacks recorded by Chris Long
Over .5 +310
Under .5 -370
Everyone knows that Long played for the Patriots a season ago and will have extra motivation to get to Brady. This number is shaded to the under because it is hard to predict what players will have sacks but Long did have five on the season. They also offer individual sack props on Cox and players from the Patriots.
Sacks are one of those stat categories that change the game and the Eagles have the decisive edge which could result in a prop winning day on Sunday.
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