NFL Week 9: Wacky wins and unhealthy beats

It was one other wild NFL Sunday! Bettors with an curiosity within the Los Angeles Chargers-Atlanta Falcons recreation witnessed an uncommon play that affected the end result because the Chargers received 20-17 on Sunday. 

Every group fumbled on the identical play late within the fourth quarter, which benefited the Chargers, who later kicked the successful discipline purpose on the ultimate play to cowl the unfold by the thinnest of margins – a half-point.

Welcome to the world of wacky wins and unhealthy beats in sports activities betting.

Every week, we’ll recap the betting performs that had some folks cashing in and others tearing up their tickets in frustration. To paraphrase famed broadcaster Al Michaels, “those plays are significant to some.”

Let’s dive into this week’s craziness!

One other Brady comeback

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady rallied for one more come-from-behind victory, this time to the chagrin of the Los Angeles Rams and their bettors. 

These gamblers (moneyline and unfold) had been lower than a minute from cashing in, however Brady and the Bucs rallied from a 13-6 fourth-quarter deficit for a 16-13 victory Sunday.

Trailing 13-9, the Bucs (+2.5 and out of time outs) took over at their 40-yard line with 44 seconds to go.

However, this wasn’t Brady’s first rodeo …

Brady accomplished a 28-yard move to tight finish Cade Otton to the Rams’ 32 on the primary play, then spiked the ball to cease the clock with 28 seconds left.

Brady then went on to finish passes of 4, 14 and seven yards and the receivers bought out of bounds as Tampa Bay drove to the LA 7 with 16 seconds to go. The Rams then bought known as for move interference, giving the Bucs the ball on the 1 with 13 seconds to go.

After which Brady did it once more, as he related with Otton in the suitable flat for the successful landing.

It was the Brady’s fifty fifth game-winning drive, most in historical past.

Sorry, Rams bettors.

Chargers, Falcons fumble twice on the identical play

The Los Angeles Chargers and the Atlanta Falcons each fumbled inside a matter of seconds.

Double fumble dooms some bettors

The Chargers (-2.5 factors) and Falcons had been tied 17-17 when Los Angeles marched down the sphere late within the recreation.

On third down and 4 from the Atlanta 22 with lower than a minute remaining, Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler fumbled after a brief acquire.

Falcons defensive deal with Ta’Quon Graham picked up the fumble and ran about 20 yards however dropped the soccer. Chargers guard Matt Feiler recovered Graham’s fumble on the Atlanta 43 with 34 seconds remaining.

After that loopy sequence, the Chargers accomplished a move for 21 yards, ran for two yards, then known as day trip with 2 seconds remaining.

Cameron Dicker, the third kicker for the Chargers this season, kicked the successful 37-yard discipline purpose as time expired.

Including to the agony of Falcons bettors was a missed alternative early within the fourth quarter. Kicker Younghoe Koo missed a 50-yard discipline purpose try which might’ve prolonged Atlanta’s result in 20-14.

Penalty destroys parlay

Not solely did the New York Jets shut down the Buffalo Payments 20-17, Gang Inexperienced held Payments receiver Stefon Diggs to beneath 100 receiving yards, which price a parlay bettor.

The bettor hit the primary two components of his three-leg parlay, all involving a receiver having greater than 100 yards receiving Sunday.

Diggs completed with 5 catches for 93 yards.

In fact, there’s extra to this story and why it’s on this part. Diggs had a 26-yard catch worn out by a holding penalty on the primary play of Buffalo’s ultimate drive, then a deep move to Diggs was incomplete with 30 seconds to go.

Had Diggs topped 100 yards receiving, the $5 parlay wager (+2007) would’ve paid $105.35.

On the intense aspect for Jets bettors, they not solely coated +10.5 factors however received straight up as +375 underdogs.

Packers do not repay for bettor

A bettor had a five-way NFL parlay and hit 4 of the legs.

The fifth was Inexperienced Bay Packers operating again Aaron Jones scoring a landing towards the Detroit Lions.

Jones by no means hit paydirt Sunday, as he bought injured throughout the recreation. Additionally not serving to issues, Aaron Rodgers threw three interceptions, matching his career-worst. All three passes had been picked off contained in the purple zone. Jones has scored 4 TDs this season, three receiving, one dashing.

Had the bettor hit, the $10 wager would’ve paid $382.54.

Huge wager on Patriots

With all of the deal with unhealthy beats, it is good to single out when a bettor’s daring wager cashes in. And a bettor’s religion within the New England Patriots paid off huge after a 26-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Ben Fawkes of VSiN tweeted after a $500,000 wager was positioned on the Patriots (-5.5) to beat the Colts. Fawkes tweeted it was the most important single-game NFL wager this season (up to now).

In fact, one other huge bettor took the opposite aspect:

The Patriots cruised to a 26-3 win.

Taking a knee prices bettor

A bettor who made a five-way parlay on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 29-17 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday evening went from euphoric to devastated, because of a pair of kneel downs by QB Jalen Hurts because the clock wound down.

Hurts scrambled for 14 yards on third-and-15 with lower than two minutes remaining. The Eagles went for it, and Hurts gained a yard for a primary down, giving him 25 dashing yards with 90 seconds to go.

As a substitute of operating a QB sneak to choose up a yard or two, Hurts twice took a knee, dropping a yard every time to complete with 23 dashing yards.

The bettor’s five-way parlay was at +401, which meant a $10 wager would’ve paid $50.10 complete.

A number of others misplaced on this end-of-game sequence. Not enjoyable.


The 6-3 Jets are the primary group to surpass their projected win complete for the season (5.5).

Hmmm, perhaps these bettors who backed the Jets to win the Tremendous Bowl earlier than the season had been on to one thing …

Nice for LSU, not nice for bettor

LSU followers are singing the praises of coach Brian Kelly’s gutsy choice to go for the win in extra time towards No. 6 Alabama on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide scored a TD and kicked the additional level on the primary possession of OT for a 31-24 lead over the No. 10 Tigers.

On LSU’s first play, QB Jayden Daniels ran for a 25-yard landing to make it 31-30. Most coaches would’ve kicked the additional level to power a second OT.

Kelly is completely different from most coaches.

Kelly informed his group to go for a two-point conversion and the win. Daniels accomplished a move to Mason Taylor for the win, setting off bedlam within the Bayou.

One bettor, nevertheless, wasn’t celebrating.

The bettor hit the primary a part of their two-leg parlay (wager $10 at +800 to win $90 complete) as Michigan (-32.5) beat Rutgers 52-17.

The second leg was Alabama and LSU combining to attain greater than 63.5 factors.

Remaining: LSU 32, Alabama 31.

Had the Tigers kicked the additional level, that may’ve assured the bettor would’ve cashed their parlay.

Extra from Alabama-LSU

Underneath bettors who positioned a wager at 56.5 factors had been in nice form as LSU led 14-9 heading into the fourth quarter.

The groups then mixed to attain 25 factors within the fourth quarter and 15 extra on solely eight mixed performs from scrimmage in OT.

Remaining mixed factors: 63.

Each (further) level counts

The second-half unfold had Hawaii +41.5 factors towards Fresno State in a Mountain West Convention recreation Saturday.

The Rainbow Warriors scored a landing with 42 seconds to go, slicing the Bulldogs’ result in 55-13.

The additional level was blocked.

Remaining margin: 42 factors.

Wait, there’s extra …

The Over/Underneath was 62.5. Fresno State led 55-7 with two minutes to go, so the Underneath was in play.

Hawaii confronted fourth and seven from the Fresno State 41 with a few minute to go. The Rainbow Warriors threw an incomplete move, however the Bulldogs had been known as for a private foul, giving Hawaii a primary down.

The Rainbow Warriors scored two performs later, ruining the evening for Underneath bettors. 

The capper? The private foul was the one penalty known as on the Bulldogs throughout the recreation.

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