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Betting on the first touchdown scorer of an NFL game has become a pretty popular prop. It allows bettors to get that lottery ticket payout without having to tie six or seven legs together in a parlay. Betting the first touchdown scorer also provides that instant gratification so many younger bettors are after. It’s a simple bet—just pick the player who will score the game’s first touchdown. But as football fans know, it’s not an easy bet to win with so many different potential players who could score.

Every single Super Bowl has seen at least one touchdown scored and the Super Bowl odds suggest we’ll see plenty of touchdowns in 2024’s big game. If you’re looking to bet which player will score the first TD, you’ll find useful data below to help you make you wager, including: the first TD scorer odds for Super Bowl 58, which players have scored the first TDs for and against the 49ers and Chiefs this season, and the first touchdown scorers from each Super Bowl.

2024 Super Bowl First TD Scorer Odds | Historical Super Bowl First TD Scorers

Odds to Score the First TD in Super Bowl 58

Player Odds at DraftKings Odds at FanDuel Odds at BetMGM
Christian McCaffrey (SF) +400 +340 +350
Isiah Pacheco (KC) +650 +550 +550
Travis Kelce (KC) +750 +800 +600
Deebo Samuel (SF) +900 +900 +900
Rashee Rice (KC) +1000 +1000 +850
George Kittle (SF) +1000 +1100 +900
Brandon Aiyuk (SF) +1100 +1000 +1000
Patrick Mahomes (KC) +2200 +1900 +2200
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) +2800 +2800 +3500
SF 49ers D/ST +2800 +3900 +3000
Brock Purdy (SF) +3000 +4300 +4000
KC Chiefs D/ST +3000 +4500 +4000
Justin Watson (KC) +3500 +3100 +3300
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (KC) +3500 +3100 +3000
Jerick McKinnon (KC) +3500 +2800
Jauan Jennings (SF) +3500 +3500 +3300
Elijah Mitchell (SF) +3500 +8000 +5000
Skyy Moore (KC) +4000 +4500 +5000
Kyle Juszczyk (SF) +4000 +4400 +5000
Noah Gray (KC) +4500 +4800 +4000
Richie James Jr (KC) +6000 +4500 +5000
Kadarius Toney (KC) +7000 +4500 +6600
Ray-Ray McCloud III (SF) +7500 +10000 +5000
Mecole Hardman (KC) +8000 +7000 +6600

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Christian McCaffrey has the best odds to score Super Bowl 58’s first touchdown. CMC is given as short as +340 odds to find the endzone first, but as long as +400. If you bet $20 on McCaffrey to score the first TD at +400 with DraftKings, your potential profit would be $80 and your return would be $100. After McCaffrey, we have Isiah Pacheco, the Chiefs running back, with the second-best odds to score the first TD. Pacheco is getting +650 odds, meaning a $20 bet on him could win you $130 and return $150.

49ers First Touchdown Scorers

Week 49ers’ 1st TD Scorer Opponent’s 1st TD Scorer
1 Brandon Aiyuk (WR)* Pat Freiermuth (TE, Steelers)
2 Christian McCaffrey (RB)* Kyren Williams (RB, Rams)
3 Ronnie Bell (WR)* Matt Breida (RB, Giants)
4 Christian McCaffrey (RB)* Michael Wilson (WR, Cardinals)
5 George Kittle (TE)* KaVontae Turpin (WR, Cowboys)
6 Christian McCaffrey (RB)* Kareem Hunt (RB, Browns)
7 Christian McCaffrey (RB) Jordan Addison (WR, Vikings)*
8 Christian McCaffrey (RB) Tyler Boyd (WR, Bengals)*
10 Brandon Aiyuk (WR)* NONE (Jaguars)
11 Christian McCaffrey (RB)* Mike Evans (WR, Buccaneers)
12 Deebo Samuel (WR)* Jordyn Brooks (LB, Seahawks)
13 Brandon Aiyuk (WR)* Jalen Hurts (QB, Eagles)
14 Jordan Mason (RB)* DK Metcalf (WR, Seahawks)
15 Deebo Samuel (WR) James Conner (RB, Cardinals)*
16 Christian McCaffrey (RB) Gus Edwards (RB, Ravens)*
17 Deebo Samuel (WR)* Terry McLaurin (WR, Commanders)
18 Elijah Mitchell (RB)* Puka Nacua (WR, Rams)
20 George Kittle (TE)* Bo Melton (WR, Packers)
21 Christian McCaffrey (RB) Jameson Williams (WR, Lions)*

*Denotes the first touchdown of the game.


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San Francisco has scored the first touchdown of the game in 14 of their 19 games this season, which only includes one of their two playoff games. The 49ers are 12-2 when they score the game’s first touchdown versus 2-3 when their opponent scores the game’s first touchdown.

Here’s a quick look at the trends we have seen from the players who have scored the first touchdown in 49ers’ games this season:

  • Christian McCaffrey has scored San Francisco’s first touchdown in eight of 19 games this season, but only four of them were the game’s first touchdown as well. CMC has not scored the game’s first touchdown since Week 11.
  • Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel have scored the 49ers’ first touchdown in three games each, which is tied for second-most on the team. All of Aiyuk’s first TDs were also the first touchdown of the game, while two of Deebo’s were the first of the game as well.
  • George Kittle is the only other 49er with multiple games scoring the team’s first touchdown, as the tight end has accomplished this feat twice. Ronnie Bell, Jordan Mason, and Elijah Mitchell (in Week 18 when CMC didn’t play) account for the other three.
  • Wide receivers have been the position to score the first touchdown against San Francisco most often with it happening in ten of 19 games, and account for three of the five occasions where the 49ers’ opponent scored the first touchdown of the game.
  • The other two times where San Francisco’s opponent scored the game’s first touchdown were done so by running backs. RBs scored the first touchdown against the 49ers in five games this season.
  • A wide receiver has scored the first TD against San Francisco in each of their last four games.

Chiefs First Touchdown Scorers

Week Chiefs’ 1st TD Scorer Opponent’s 1st TD Scorer
1 Rashee Rice (WR) Amon-Ra St Brown (WR, Lions)*
2 Skyy Moore (WR)* NONE (Jaguars)
3 Jerick McKinnon (RB)* DJ Moore (WR, Bears)
4 Isiah Pacheco (RB)* CJ Uzomah (TE, Jets)
5 Isiah Pacheco (RB)* Jordan Addison (WR, Vikings)
6 Kadarius Toney (WR)* Courtland Sutton (WR, Broncos)
7 Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR)* Joshua Kelley (RB, Chargers)
8 NONE Javonte Williams (RB, Broncos)*
9 Rashee Rice (WR)* Cedrick Wilson Jr (WR, Dolphins)
11 Justin Watson (WR)* D’Andre Swift (RB, Eagles)
12 Isiah Pacheco (RB) Jakobi Meyers (WR, Raiders)*
13 Isiah Pacheco (RB) Ben Sims (TE, Packers)*
14 Jerick McKinnon (RB) James Cook (RB, Bills)*
15 Rashee Rice (WR)* Hunter Henry (TE, Patriots)
16 Isiah Pacheco (RB)* Bilal Nichols (DT, Raiders)
17 Isiah Pacheco (RB)* Joe Mixon (RB, Bengals)
18 Mike Edwards (CB)* NONE (Chargers)
19 Rashee Rice (WR)* Tyreek Hill (WR, Dolphins)
20 Travis Kelce (TE) Josh Allen (QB, Bills)*
21 Travis Kelce (TE)* Zay Flowers (WR, Ravens)

*Denotes the first touchdown of the game.

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The Chiefs have scored the first touchdown in 14 of their 20 games this season. Kansas City is 12-2 when they score the game’s first TD versus 2-4 when their opponent scores the first touchdown. They have also scored the game’s first touchdown in six of their last seven games.

Here is a quick look at some of the trends we have seen from the players who have scored the first touchdown, whether it be for or against, in Chiefs’ games this season:

  • Isiah Pacheco has scored the Chiefs’ first touchdown in six of their 20 games this season, with four of those also accounting for the game’s first TD
  • Rashee Rice has the second-most games scoring Kansas City’s first TD with four, where three of those were the game’s first touchdown.
  • Travis Kelce did not score Kansas City’s first touchdown in any game of the regular season, but has now done so in each of their last two playoff games.
  • Wide receivers have scored KC’s opponent’s first touchdown in eight of 20 games this season, including two of the last three games.
  • Running backs have scored KC’s opponent’s first touchdown in five games this season, but it has not happened since Week 17.
  • Tight ends have scored KC’s opponent’s first TD in three games this season, but it has not happened since Week 15.

Historical Super Bowl First TD Scorers

Super Bowl Year Matchup 1st TD Scorer Team Position Win?
58 2024 San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs Christian McCaffrey SF RB No
57 2023 Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts PHI QB No
56 2022 Cincinnati Bengals vs LA Rams Odell Beckham Jr LAR WR Yes
55 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs Rob Gronkowski TB TE Yes
54 2020 Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers Patrick Mahomes KC QB Yes
53 2019 LA Rams vs New England Patriots Sony Michel NE RB Yes
52 2018 New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles Alshon Jeffery PHI WR Yes
51 2017 Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots Devonta Freeman ATL RB No
50 2016 Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers Malik Jackson DEN DEF Yes
49 2015 Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots Brandon LaFell NE WR Yes
48 2014 Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch SEA RB Yes
47 2013 San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens Anquan Boldin BAL WR Yes
46 2012 New England Patriots vs New York Giants Victor Cruz NYG WR Yes
45 2011 Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Jordy Nelson GB WR Yes
44 2010 Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints Pierre Garcon IND WR No
43 2009 Arizona Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Steelers Gary Russell PIT RB Yes
42 2008 New England Patriots vs New York Giants Laurence Maroney NE RB No
41 2007 Chicago Bears vs Indianapolis Colts Devin Hester CHI ST No
40 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB Yes
39 2005 Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots LJ Smith PHI TE No
38 2004 New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers Deion Branch NE WR Yes
37 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Oakland Raiders Mike Alstott TB FB Yes
36 2002 New England Patriots vs St Louis Rams Ty Law NE DEF Yes
35 2001 New York Giants vs Baltimore Ravens Brandon Stokley BAL WR Yes
34 2000 Tennessee Titans vs St Louis Rams Torry Holt STL WR Yes
33 1999 Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos Howard Griffith DEN FB Yes
32 1998 Denver Broncos vs Green Bay Packers Antonio Freeman GB WR No
31 1997 Green Bay Packers vs New England Patriots Andre Rison GB WR Yes
30 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Jay Novacek DAL TE Yes
29 1995 San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers Jerry Rice SF WR Yes
28 1994 Buffalo Bills vs Dallas Cowboys Thurman Thomas BUF RB No
27 1993 Dallas Cowboys vs Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas BUF RB No
26 1992 Buffalo Bills vs Washington Earnest Byner WAS RB Yes
25 1991 New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills Don Smith BUF RB No
24 1990 Denver Broncos vs San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice SF WR Yes
23 1989 San Francisco 49ers vs Cincinnati Bengals Stanford Jennings CIN ST No
22 1988 Denver Broncos vs Washington Ricky Nattiel DEN WR No
21 1987 New York Giants vs Denver Broncos Zeke Mowatt NYG TE Yes
20 1986 New England Patriots vs Chicago Bears Matt Suhey CHI FB Yes
19 1985 San Francisco 49ers vs Miami Dolphins Carl Monroe SF RB Yes
18 1984 Los Angeles Raiders vs Washington Derrick Jensen LAR ST Yes
17 1983 Washington vs Miami Dolphins Jimmy Cefalo MIA WR No
16 1982 Cincinnati Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana SF QB Yes
15 1981 Philadelphia Eagles vs Oakland Raiders Cliff Branch OAK WR Yes
14 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers vs LA Rams Cullen Bryant LAR RB No
13 1979 Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers John Stallworth PIT WR Yes
12 1978 Denver Broncos vs Dallas Cowboys Tony Dorsett DAL RB Yes
11 1977 Minnesota Vikings vs Oakland Raiders Dave Casper OAK TE Yes
10 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Drew Pearson DAL WR No
9 1975 Minnesota Vikings vs Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris PIT RB Yes
8 1974 Miami Dolphins vs Minnesota Vikings Larry Csonka MIA RB Yes
7 1973 Washington vs Miami Dolphins Howard Twilley MIA WR Yes
6 1972 Miami Dolphins vs Dallas Cowboys Lance Alworth DAL WR Yes
5 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs Baltimore Colts John Mackey BAL TE No
4 1970 Kansas City Chiefs vs Minnesota Vikings Mike Garrett KC RB Yes
3 1969 Baltimore Colts vs New York Jets Matt Snell NYJ RB Yes
2 1968 Green Bay Packers vs Oakland Raiders Boyd Dowler GB WR Yes
1 1967 Kansas City Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers Max McGee GB WR Yes

Max McGee, a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, scored the first ever touchdown in Super Bowl 1. McGee scored on a 37-yard pass from Bart Starr.

Jalen Hurts opened the scoring in Super Bowl 57, pushing across the goal line on a QB sneak on the first drive of the game. It didn’t come without a little controversy, though, as Kenneth Gainwell was believed to have scored the first TD on the previous play, but replay showed he came up inches short. The last ten Super Bowls have seen three wide receivers open the scoring, three running backs, two quarterbacks, one tight end, and one defensive player.

Here are some more Super Bowl first TD scorer trends you should know before betting:

  • Wide receivers have scored the first touchdown in 23 of 58 Super Bowls, the most of any position group
  • Running backs are the second-most common first touchdown scorer in Super Bowls, accounting for 17 first TDs in Super Bowls
  • A defensive player has scored the first touchdown in two Super Bowls—Malik Jackson for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50 and Ty Law for the Patriots in Super Bowl 36
  • A special teams player has scored the first touchdown in three Super Bowls—Devin Hester for the Bears in Super Bowl 41, Stanford Jennings for the Bengals in Super Bowl 23, and Derrick Jensen for the Rams in Super Bowl 18
  • The team who scores the first touchdown in the Super Bowl has gone on to win 41 of the 58 Super Bowls, which includes 11 of the last 14
  • We have not seen the same position score the first touchdown in back-to-back Super Bowls since 46 and 47 when wide receivers (Victor Cruz and Anquan Boldin) did it in back-to-back years
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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.