This article is part of our Payne's Perspective series.
Welcome back for my yearly sport betting column for the Super Bowl. As I've done every year over the last decade or so, I'll highlight the wagers and prop bets that like or find interesting this year.
I'll start with the disclaimer I do every year: these are for fun – don't go and bet the next three months' mortgage on any of these. However, they do add some fun to the game if you play them legally and they make the game more interesting if you don't have a dog in the fight.
For the record, I didn't have a "best bet" last year but led with the Eagles +4.5 and Chris Hogan over 35.5 receiving yards (he had 128, I did mention this was probably the bet I like best). Here's last year's article and picks.
WAGERS TO CONSIDER
Los Angeles Rams +3
I should have taken the Eagles money line last year (hindsight is 50/50) and I'm probably making a minor mistake by not doing so now, though the Rams are only +125. This game will be a matter of whether the Rams can stop the Patriots' running attack, which has been excellent during the playoffs. I think the Rams' secondary can hold the passing attack enough that Brady doesn't kill it and there are enough playmakers (Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, Aaron Donald) on the Rams' side of the ball to make a big play or two. My biggest fear in making this