Super Bowl 57: How To Bet On First Downs

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An official measures for a first down during the second half of an NFL

There are hundreds of ways to approach Super Bowl 57 from a betting perspective. The menu is filled with options, many of which allow you to dive in and take a strategic approach. 

For example, you can try to figure out how successful the Chiefs and Eagles will be with moving the ball down the field by focusing on a simple metric: first downs. Here’s a look at what you need to know about betting on Super Bowl 57 first downs.   

First down betting for Super Bowl 57

Odds for the total number of first downs at Super Bowl 57 are available at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

Total First DownsDraftKings SportsbookFanDuel Sportsbook
YesOver 41.5 -120Over 42.5 +100
NoUnder 41.5 -110Under 42.5 -122

The bet works just like a standard pregame totals bet. The sportsbook sets a benchmark number and lists odds for the two possible choices: over or under that amount. If you make the right call, you win, and your account will quickly receive payment.  

Chiefs first downs, 2022-23

Based on several metrics, the Chiefs boast the league’s best offense for this season, so it’s not exactly a surprise that the club has advanced to the big game. Success with moving the ball down the field begins with getting a first down. Here’s how Kansas City and its opponents fared on that front during the regular season.  

The Chiefs racked up the most first downs in the league over the course of 17 games. The club generated 24 first downs per game and allowed its opponents to do the same an average of 19.8 times for a total of 43.8 per contest. 

During the postseason, the numbers have been very similar. Kansas City has generated an average of 23 first downs through two games and allowed 19 for a total average of 42 per contest. 

Eagles first downs, 2022-23

The Eagles also lay claim to one of the league’s most productive offensive units. Here’s what the team and its opponents generated on the first down metric during the season.  

It was an average of 22.6 first downs for and 19.1 against per contest for a total per-game average of 41.7. For the postseason, Philadelphia has been even better at advancing the ball while holding its opponents even further in check. 

Over the course of two playoff games, the total average first downs for Eagles games stands at 37.5, which is 4.2 less than during the regular season.

Chiefs vs. Eagles first downs

To further visualize what the two teams are bringing to the table for first downs, here’s a side-by-side comparison for both the regular season and the postseason. 

TeamRegular Season1st Down AveragePostseason1st Down Average

During the season, the difference between the total first downs in games for the two clubs was just 2.1, but there’s a more substantial disparity of 4.5 during the postseason.  

Super Bowl first down history

While each big game is different and should be judged on its own merits, recent trends can also help to set the bar of expectations. Here are the total first downs for the last decade of Super Bowls. 

The numbers range from a low of 33 to a high of 54. Over the full 10 years, the average is 42.8 per game.