Evan McPherson’s 52-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship was his 12th field goal of at least 50 yards in 20 games this season. The Los Angeles Rams have “allowed” 12 field goals of at least 50 yards … in 54 games over the last three seasons.
McPherson led the NFL with nine 50-yard field goals in the regular season, missing Blair Walsh’s rookie record by one kick, and, after connecting on the go-ahead field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs, has missed only two of his 14 attempts from 50-plus yards. His Super Bowl counterpart, Matt Gay, meanwhile, missed two of his six attempts from 50-plus yards.
Gay, however, hit two kicks of at least 55 yards – both 55-yarders – to McPherson’s one – 58 yards – and has the same career-long kick, a 58-yarder as a rookie in 2019.
McPherson attempted a field goal of at least 50 yards in 10 different games this season. And he made at least one such field goal in eight different games. And Gay’s six attempts of 50-plus yards came in six different games, including a (missed) 54-yard attempt in the NFC Championship. Gay hasn’t made a kick from at least 50 yards since Week 15.
Will either kicker hit from 50-plus yards at SoFi Stadium on Sunday?
At BetMGM, you have dozens of Super Bowl betting opportunities involving McPherson and Gay, including some exclusive to field goals:
- Over/under total field goals
- Yards of the game’s first field goal
- Total yards of made field goals
- Longest made field goal
And in addition to betting on the longest made field goal, you can predict the longest kick with BetMGM’s free-to-play challenge, King of the Weekend: Big Game Edition.
If you correctly answer six predictive questions, you win $100,000 (split if multiple winners):
- Player with the most receiving yards?
- Player with the most rushing yards?
- Length of the longest made field goal?
- Length of the longest touchdown?
- Number of total turnovers?
- Color of the sports drink poured on the winning coach?