2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) Prop Bet: The Pittsburgh Steelers Player Props

Leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, we'll be taking a look at Super Bowl proposition betting, or more specifically, the fun or funny Super Bowl 45 (XLV) prop bets that you hear so much about. That includes props on the Super Bowl coin toss, Super Bowl halftime show, Super Bowl National Anthem, Super Bowl postgame Gatorade Shower dump and much more. Follow along on the Super Bowl sidebar to the right!

Yesterday, we took a look at some Green Bay Packers player prop bets that we found to have some value, and today we're doing the same with the Pittsburgh Steelers as we count down the days to Super Bowl XLV (45).

Total Rushing Yards - Rashard Mendenhall
OVER 77 1/2 (-120)

Much has been made about the Packers stout defensive line, but Rashard Mendenhall will get his. This guy is an animal and the Steelers are committed to getting him his touches. He'll take care of the rest.

Total Receiving Yards - Hines Ward
UNDER 42 1/2 (-105)

Much like Donald Driver, Hines Ward is a big name and a quality receiver, but there are simply better options for Pittsburgh at this point. He hasn't had an entirely productive playoffs and we anticipate that continuing in the Super Bowl while others fill the void.

Total Receiving Yards - Emmanuel Sanders
OVER 35 1/2 (-120)

Just as we like Jordy Nelson to step up in Driver's place, we like Emmanuel Sanders to take the touches from Hines Ward. Sanders has had a great second half of the season, and should have a performance similar to his divisional playoff game (54 yards) rather than his AFC Championship (20 yards).

Total Receptions - Emmanuel Sanders
OVER 2 1/2 (-130)

Again, we're riding the Emmanuel Sanders gravy train. It'll cost us some chalk, but 2 1/2 seems about a catch too for this prop.

Total Sacks - James Harrison
UNDER 1/2 (+120)

Once again, we're going against a big name player recording a sack (see Matthews, Clay). Harrison should be a marked man, and Aaron Rodgers mobility and pocket presence will probably keep him from Harrison's hits, both legal and not. We're banking on as much.

That does it for our Steelers player props. We'll put the finishing touches on our coverage of 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) this weekend and then, finally, enjoy the big game. We hope you have enjoyed our prop betting coverage, and we hope you enjoy it even more when it results in more spending cash.