Teaser, Second Half Bettors Sweat the End of Colts-Chiefs AFC Divisional Round Game
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12).
- The Colts struggled for the entire game on offense, but had the ball and a chance to score with more than two minutes to go.
- Bettors who had teasers, or the second half spread, watched the final drive won't soon forget what happened next.
The result was in hand from almost the start of the game, as the Chiefs took down the Colts, 31-13, to advance to the AFC Conference Championship.
With Kansas City leading by 18 points in the final two and a half minutes of the game, Andrew Luck and the Colts were driving down the field for a “meaningless” touchdown for most — but not anyone who bet the Colts in the second half or in a teaser this week.
Indianapolis was between a 4- and 5.5-point underdog all week, which would put most bettors with the Colts at +10 to +11.5 on any 6-point teasers and +11 to +12.5 on any 7-point teasers. The Colts were also down, 24-7, at the half, and were -0.5 for the second-half spread — basically, Indy just had to win the second half.
Down, 7-6, in the second half, Luck completed his first four pass attempts to get Indy to the Kansas City 25-yard line with less than a minute left. Luck then flew a pass deep to the right side of the end zone to unsigned free agent receiver Daurice Fountain, who dropped a wide open touchdown.
Even after dropping the pass, a penalty was called on the Chiefs for pass interference which put the Colts on the 11-yard line with more than 30 seconds left.
The next two plays:
Incompletion to Eric Ebron.
Incompletion to Zach Pascal.
Luck then hit Pascal for a 7-yard completion to the Chiefs 4-yard line before the Colts simply let time run out on the game before they could snap it from inside the 5-yard line, ending the game 31-13, Chiefs.
What a brutal beat for Colts bettors!