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Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs sacks Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter in the AFC Championship Game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs sacks Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter in the AFC Championship Game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images via AFP.

A sack doesn’t always have the same momentum-shifting impact as an interception or fumble recovery – but for any NFL defense, it can be the difference between the opposing team scoring, and the ball returning to the good guys' hands. Super Bowl sack prop bets have become a staple at all of the best sportsbooks, and they’re also one of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets available.

Most bettors spend more time studying the Super Bowl odds than focusing on secondary prop markets like sacks. But wins are wins in the betting world, no matter how you come by them – and there are plenty of markets for those who like defensive-minded prop bets.

The majority of notable sports betting sites have capitalized on the steadily growing popularity of Super Bowl sack odds, expanding beyond just one or two must-have markets and providing customers with plenty of selection.

Our Super Bowl picks don't include a play on how many sacks the Philadelphia Eagles or Kansas City Chiefs will record, but we're happy to help you conquer this popular Super Bowl prop bet.

Super Bowl sacks prop picks

  • Player to record most sacks: Chris Jones (+500 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Haason Reddick to record a sack: No (+128 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐
  • George Karlaftis to record first Chiefs sack (+700 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐

Super Bowl sacks prop picks made 2/7/2023 at 3:25 p.m. ET.

Super Bowl sacks prop odds: Player to record most sacks

Haason Reddick+390+450
Chris Jones+500+450
Frank Clark+750+700
Josh Sweat+1000+900
Javon Hargrave+1100+1000
Carlos Dunlap+1300+1100

(Odds updated Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. ET).

Most Super Bowl sacks pick: Chris Jones (+500 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐

Eagles linebacker Hasson Reddick has the shortest odds at FanDuel to lead the game in sacks at +430. For a guy who should be facing double teams from an offensive line that allowed the third-fewest sacks in the league this season, I’m not a fan of that value.

Chris Jones, though, was nipping at the heels of Reddick and the other league leaders in total sacks on the season and faces an Eagles offensive line that allowed 44 sacks on the year (T-11th-most in the NFL). Jones broke through in his last game with 2.0 sacks of Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow after being shut out in the Divisional Round.

Eagles linemen Lane Johnson and Landon Dickerson have missed practices leading up to The Big Game. Though both are probably likely to participate on Sunday night, a banged-up offensive line could allow more opportunities for Jones to break through with more frequency to cash this prop.

Super Bowl sacks prop odds: Over/Under

Bettors will have three main Super Bowl sack prop totals at their disposal at the majority of sportsbooks: Each individual team's sack number, and then the combined sack tally.

Here's a look at the current team sack prop odds for Super Bowl 57 (odds courtesy DraftKings SportsbookFanDuel Sportsbook, Caesars and PointsBet):

Sack PropFanDuelDraftKingsCaesarsPointsBet
Total Game SacksO5.5 (+116) | U5.5 (-152)O5.5 (+100) | U5.5 (-120)O5.5 (+120) | U5.5 (-150)O5.5 (+115) | U5.5 (-140)
Eagles Team SacksO2.5 (-150) | U2.5 (+120)O2.5 (-140) | U2.5 (+115)O3 (+145) | U3 (-175)O2.5 (-165) | U2.5 (+125)
Chiefs Team SacksO3.5 (+176) | U3.5 (-225)O2.5 (+110) | U2.5 (-135)O2.5 (-145) | U2.5 (+115)O2.5 (-135) | U2.5 (+105) 

(Odds updated Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:15 p.m. ET).

Both teams have been sack masters so far in the postseason, with the Eagles leading the NFL with eight sacks through two playoff games and the Chiefs right behind them with seven.

That's an extension of how both teams fared during the regular season. Philadelphia set a team record with a whopping 70 sacks in 17 games – 15 more than runner-up Kansas City.

Given both teams' track records of success getting to enemy quarterbacks, don't be surprised to see the majority of bets land on the Over across the board.

Super Bowl sacks props odds: Most sacks/first sack odds

It isn't just about predicting whether both Super Bowl defenses will make life miserable for the opposing quarterbacks – it's which team will do it better.

Here's a breakdown of two additional Super Bowl sack prop markets that garner attention (odds courtesy DraftKings):

Sack PropEaglesChiefs
Most Sacks-125+105
First Sack*-115-110

*Bettors can also take "Neither" at +2200.

DraftKings also provides odds on whether both teams will finish with at least one sack:


Only two teams in the past 12 Super Bowls have finished with zero sacks – so while it could happen, bettors will understand why the odds are so heavily skewed toward both teams finishing with at least one quarterback takedown.

PointsBet and Caesars also have markets available for which team will record the first sack of the game with the following odds:

First Sack PropEaglesChiefs

Super Bowl "to record a sack" odds

Super Bowl team sack props are fun and all, but there's something extra-special about targeting one specific defensive player and watching with glee as he sends the opposing QB sprawling.

Here's an overview of the odds on marquee defensive players from both sides to record a sack in Super Bowl 57 (odds courtesy FanDuel):

Haason ReddickEagles-144 +112 +420 
Chris JonesChiefs-118 -108 +500
Frank ClarkChiefs+120-154+800 
Josh SweatEagles+110 -142 +1000
Javon HargraveEagles+168-220+1100
George KarlaftisChiefs+210-280+1700 
Carlos DunlapChiefs+250 -360+1600
Fletcher CoxEagles+250 -360 +2800 

(Odds updated Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. ET).

Caesars also has this market available, and here are the odds for each of the following players to register a sack or not:

Haason ReddickEagles-150+120
Chris JonesChiefs-110-120
Josh SweatEagles+125-160
Frank ClarkChiefs+150-165
Brandon GrahamEagles+180-220
Javon HargraveEagles+180-220
George KarlaftisChiefs+195-235
Fletcher CoxEagles+235-285

DraftKings and PointsBet are also in on the action, though they've created Over/Under lines for notable player sacks as you'll see here:

Haason Reddick0.25 (O -165 | U +135)0.75 (O -155 | U +120)
Chris Jones0.75 (O -115 | U -115)0.75 (O -115 | U -115)
Josh Sweat0.75 (O +100 | U -130)0.75 (O +115 | U -150)
Brandon Graham0.75 (O +205 | U -255)0.75 (O +190 | U -250)
George Karlaftis0.75 (O +185 | U -230)0.75 (O +180 | U -250)
Frank Clark0.75 (O +130 | U -160)0.75 (O +125 | U -165)

(Odds updated Saturday, Feb. 12 at 5:15 p.m. ET).

Super Bowl "to record a sack" prop pick

Haason Reddick to record a sack: No (+120) ⭐⭐⭐

With 16.0 sacks during the regular season and 3.5 more in the playoffs, Reddick is one of the most dangerous pass-rushers in the league. After the high-profile sack of San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy in the NFC Championship Game, we’ve seen significant movement on Reddick’s line to record a sack in the Super Bowl.

His FanDuel odds have moved from -115 all the way to -164, prompting us to take the other side of that bet. Mahomes’ limited mobility following an ankle injury could be a factor that contributes to Reddick’s ability to put him on his backside, but I actually don’t see it as an advantage for this prop.

Because of Mahomes’ injury, the Chiefs have had multiple weeks to prepare a game plan that should involve getting the ball out of the quarterback’s hands quickly. Reddick was matched up with a backup tight end on the play that shifted the NFCCG dramatically. The Chiefs won’t make that same mistake Sunday.

Player to record first sack odds

Similar to how sportsbooks divide markets into "anytime TDs" and "first TDs", DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet offer sports bettors a chance to predict who will have the first sack of Super Bowl 57:

Haason ReddickEagles+290+550+500
Chris JonesChiefs+550+650+600
Frank ClarkChiefs+800+900+800
Josh SweatEagles+800+800 +1000
Brandon GrahamEagles+1000+1800+1200
Javon HargraveEagles+1200+1000+1100
George KarlaftisChiefs+1500+1400 +1300
Fletcher CoxEagles+1600+1900+2000
Carlos DunlapChiefs+1800+1300 +1300
Robert QuinnEagles+2500+2500+2500
Michael DannaChiefs+3500+1800+1700

(Odds updated Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET).

You can also find odds on FanDuel for which player will record the opening Super Bowl 57 sack for his respective team; here's a look at the Eagles' odds:

Haason Reddick+290
No Sack Recorded+650
Josh Sweat+500
Javon Hargrave+500
Fletcher Cox+950
Brandon Graham+1000

And here's a breakdown of the top Chiefs first sack candidates:

Chris Jones+290
Frank Clark+410
No Sack Recorded+410
Carlos Dunlap+650
George Karlaftis+700
Michael Danna+1000

(Odds updated Saturday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET).

Player to record team's first sack prop picks

George Karlaftis to record first Chiefs sack (+700) ⭐⭐⭐

Aside from the dominance of Jones along the Chiefs’ defensive front, it’s been George Karlaftis who has made the most significant impact as a pass rusher in Kansas City.

After racking up just 0.5 sacks over his first 10 NFL games, Karlaftis has come into his own down the stretch. The rookie out of Purdue tallied 5.5 sacks over his final seven regular-season games. He also picked up his first-career playoff sack when he dropped Burrow in the AFC Championship Game.

If Jones doesn’t strike first, I think Karlaftis could be the guy to break through. There have been only two games out of his last eight in which Karlaftis has failed to post at least a partial sack. With that level of consistency, Karlaftis is a screaming value at fourth on the odds list of Chiefs players to record the first sack of the Super Bowl for their team.

Other Super Bowl Sack props

FanDuel has added a handful of sack-focused props to its Game Specials menu; they're one-way markets, unfortunately, but there are some ambitious ones in here:

Reddick Sack + Eagles Win+190
Jones Sack + Chiefs Win+240 
Sweat Sack + Chiefs Win+250
Clark Sack + Chiefs Win+280
Chiefs to Record 5+ Sacks+370
Dunlap Sack + Chiefs Win+370
Eagles to Record 5+ Sacks+550 
Chiefs to Record 6+ Sacks+900
Eagles to Record 6+ Sacks+1400
Chiefs to Record 7+ Sacks+2100
Eagles to Record 7+ Sacks+3400

BetMGM also has a market with individual head-to-head matchups for which player will record the most sacks during Super Bowl 57. Here’s a breakdown of the matchups and odds:

Chris Jones (-278)Javon Hargrave (+200)
Nick Bolton (+215)Fletcher Cox (-303)
Willie Gay Jr. (-250)T.J. Edwards (+180)
Justin Reid (+105) T.J. Edwards (-143)
Chris Jones (-400)Fletcher Cox (+275)
Frank Clark (-250)Fletcher Cox (+175)
Nick Bolton (-303)T.J. Edwards (+220)
L’Jarius Sneed (-200)T.J. Edwards (+150)

What are Super Bowl sacks?

What is a sack? Simply put, it's a tackle made on a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage when the QB is still in possession of the football.

Sacks can occur either when the quarterback is stationary in the pocket, or when he's on the move. A player is not awarded a sack if he tackles a quarterback who is ruled to have been attempting a rush; in this case, the QB is given negative rush yards, but not a sack against.

(Little-known fact: Before they were coined "sacks" in the 1960s, they were referred to by the NFL stat office as "dumps". Do with that info what you will.)

Super Bowl sack history

It isn't the first category people peruse when taking a look at the final Super Bowl boxscore, but there's plenty of valuable stuff in the sacks column if you're looking to do a little homework prior to making your wagers.

Here's a look at the year-by-year Super Bowl sack totals:

GameResultTotal Sacks
Super Bowl 1Packers 35, Chiefs 109 (Packers 6, Chiefs 3)
Super Bowl 2Packers 33, Raiders 147 (Raiders 4, Packers 3)
Super Bowl 3Jets 16, Colts 72 (Colts 2, Jets 0)
Super Bowl 4Chiefs 23, Vikings 76 (Vikings 3, Chiefs 3)
Super Bowl 5Colts 16, Cowboys 132 (Colts 2, Cowboys 0)
Super Bowl 6Cowboys 24, Dolphins 33 (Dolphins 2, Cowboys 1)
Super Bowl 7Dolphins 14, Washington 74 (Dolphins 2, Washington 2)
Super Bowl 8Dolphins 24, Vikings 73 (Miami 2, Minnesota 1)
Super Bowl 9Steelers 16, Vikings 62 (Vikings 2, Steelers 0)
Super Bowl 10Steelers 21, Cowboys 179 (Steelers 7, Cowboys 2)
Super Bowl 11Raiders 32, Vikings 143 (Vikings 2, Raiders 1)
Super Bowl 12Cowboys 27, Broncos 109 (Broncos 5, Cowboys 4)
Super Bowl 13Steelers 35, Cowboys 319 (Steelers 5, Cowboys 4)
Super Bowl 14Steelers 31, Rams 194 (Steelers 4, Rams 0)
Super Bowl 15Raiders 27, Eagles 101 (Eagles 1, Raiders 0)
Super Bowl 1649ers 26, Bengals 216 (49ers 5, Bengals 1)
Super Bowl 17Washington 27, Dolphins 174 (Dolphins 3, Washington 1)
Super Bowl 18Raiders 38, Washington 98 (Raiders 6, Washington 2)
Super Bowl 1949ers 38, Dolphins 165 (49ers 4, Dolphins 1)
Super Bowl 20Bears 46, Patriots 1010 (Bears 7, Patriots 3)
Super Bowl 21Giants 39, Broncos 205 (Giants 4, Broncos 1)
Super Bowl 22Washington 42, Broncos 107 (Washington 5, Broncos 2)
Super Bowl 2349ers 20, Bengals 168 (49ers 5, Bengals 3)
Super Bowl 2449ers 55, Broncos 107 (49ers 6, Broncos 1)
Super Bowl 25Giants 20, Bills 193 (Bills 2, Giants 1)
Super Bowl 26Washington 37, Bills 245 (Washington 5, Bills 0)
Super Bowl 27Cowboys 52, Bills 175 (Cowboys 4, Bills 1)
Super Bowl 28Cowboys 30, Bills 135 (Cowboys 3, Bills 2)
Super Bowl 2949ers 49, Chargers 265 (Chargers 3, 49ers 2)
Super Bowl 30Cowboys 27, Steelers 176 (Cowboys 4, Steelers 2)
Super Bowl 31Packers 35, Patriots 2110 (Packers 5, Patriots 5)
Super Bowl 32Broncos 31, Packers 241 (Broncos 1, Packers 0)
Super Bowl 33Broncos 34, Falcons 192 (Broncos 2, Falcons 0)
Super Bowl 34Rams 23, Titans 162 (Rams 1, Titans 1)
Super Bowl 35Ravens 34, Giants 77 (Ravens 4, Giants 3)
Super Bowl 36Patriots 20, Rams 175 (Patriots 3, Rams 2)
Super Bowl 37Buccaneers 48, Raiders 215 (Buccaneers 5, Raiders 0)
Super Bowl 38Patriots 32, Panthers 294 (Patriots 4, Panthers 0)
Super Bowl 39Patriots 24, Eagles 216 (Patriots 4, Eagles 2)
Super Bowl 40 Steelers 21, Seahawks 104 (Steelers 3, Seahawks 1)
Super Bowl 41Colts 29, Bears 172 (Colts 1, Bears 1)
Super Bowl 42Giants 17, Patriots 148 (Giants 5, Patriots 3)
Super Bowl 43Steelers 27, Cardinals 234 (Steelers 2, Cardinals 2)
Super Bowl 44Saints 31, Colts 171 (Colts 1, Saints 0)
Super Bowl 45Packers 31, Steelers 254 (Steelers 3, Packers 1)
Super Bowl 46Giants 21, Patriots 175 (Patriots 3, Giants 2)
Super Bowl 47Ravens 34, 49ers 315 (Ravens 3, 49ers 2)
Super Bowl 48Seahawks 43, Broncos 81 (Seahawks 1, Broncos 0)
Super Bowl 49Patriots 28, Seahawks 244 (Patriots 3, Seahawks 1)
Super Bowl 50 Broncos 24, Panthers 1012 (Broncos 7, Panthers 5)
Super Bowl 51Patriots 34, Falcons 2810 (Patriots 5, Falcons 5)
Super Bowl 52Eagles 41, Patriots 331 (Eagles 1, Patriots 0)
Super Bowl 53Patriots 13, Rams 35 (Patriots 4, Rams 1)
Super Bowl 54Chiefs 31, 49ers 205 (49ers 4, Chiefs 1)
Super Bowl 55Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 94 (Buccaneers 3, Chiefs 1)
Super Bowl 56Rams 23, Bengals 209 (Rams 7, Bengals 2)

(Stats courtesy Pro Football Reference)

Here are a few interesting trends to pull from this list:

  • The team that wins the sack battle is 35-14 straight up in Super Bowl history; there have been seven instances where the teams have finished tied in sacks.
  • Super Bowl-winning teams have averaged 3.21 sacks per game as of 2023, while the losing team averages just 1.93 sacks.
  • Not surprisingly, teams that fail to record a sack in the Super Bowl are just 5-10 SU.

Super Bowl prop bets

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