One of the plethora of ways to bet on Super Bowl Sunday is to wager on the player to score the first touchdown of the game. While there are numerous unique props offered for the Super Bowl, first touchdown props are popular during the entire NFL season.
Here are a few recommendations for first-touchdown scorers from the Kansas City side.
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Chiefs vs. 49ers first touchdown scorer odds
Kansas City Chiefs first touchdown scorer picks
- Isiah Pacheco
- Travis Kelce
Just starting with usage, Pacheco became the first Kansas City running back to total over 200 rushing attempts this season (205 carries for 935 yards) since Patrick Mahomes became the starting quarterback in 2018. He also developed into a dual-threat running back as Kansas City struggled to find consistency among its pass-catchers. Pacheco had 44 receptions for 244 yards and two scores, compared to 13 receptions, 130 yards, and no touchdowns as Kansas City’s starting running back a year ago.
Kansas City has scored the first touchdown in 14 of its 20 games this season. Pacheco scored the Chiefs’ first touchdown in a game six times this season. Dating back to last season’s Super Bowl, Pacheco has run for a touchdown in four consecutive postseason games.
On Sunday, he’ll face a San Francisco defense that has been shredded on the ground this postseason as Green Bay’s Aaron Jones and Detroit’s duo of David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs combined to run 45 times for 246 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and a pair of touchdowns.
Kelce had a six-year run of 1,000-yard seasons snapped this year, finishing with 984, his fewest since 2015. He only caught five touchdowns during the regular season, his lowest scoring output since 2019. Still, it’s hard to argue about Kelce showing up in the big moments as Mahomes’ top target.
In three playoff games, Kelce combined to catch 23-of-27 targets for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Since Mahomes became the quarterback in 2018, Kelce has scored 18 touchdowns in 17 playoff games. He’s been held without a touchdown in just four of those contests.
Kelce didn’t score Kansas City’s first touchdown in a game this season until the playoffs rolled around, then he did it in both the Divisional Round against the Buffalo Bills and the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. Worth noting, Kelce scored Kansas City’s first touchdown in last year’s Super Bowl win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s caught a touchdown in two of the three Super Bowls he’s appeared in with Kansas City.
San Francisco’s defense has allowed just four touchdowns to tight ends this season (including one in the playoffs to Green Bay’s Tucker Kraft), but Kelce is one of the all-time greats at the position and has consistently shown up on the biggest stages.
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