NFL Bad Beats, Week 4: Referee’s Call Reversal Helps Bury Browns Bettors
Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: NFL referee Walt Anderson (66) checks on Cleveland Browns defensive.
- We're rounding up all the bad beats from NFL Week 4.
- Under bettors in the Jets-Jaguars and Saints-Giants games were looking good until unfortunate scores late pushed the games over the total.
It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without some bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 4 slate here.
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- The Line: 40.5
- The Score: 25-12 Jaguars
- Time Left: 2:10
Under bettors had to feel great after a lifeless first quarter that saw these two teams combine for just three points.
The scoring picked up, but the under still looked good as the Jags tried to run out the clock late.
And then things got weird: Jags quarterback Blake Bortles completed a 20-yard pass to Dede Westbrook to get down to the Jets’ 20-yard line with 2:10 left.
An unnecessary roughness penalty on the Jets’ Jamal Adams pushed the ball down to the 10-yard line.
At this point, the Jags needed to just get one more first down to go into kneel mode, but the penalty meant that first down would also coincide with a touchdown.
And that’s exactly what happened as T.J. Yeldon scored a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down with 25 seconds left to push the game over the total. — Scott T. Miller
- The Line: 50.5
- The Score: 19-10 Saints
- Time Left: 7:00
Halfway through the fourth quarter, we had seen just 29 points scored in this game. And then … there were three touchdowns scored in a span of five minutes on the game clock.
Alvin Kamara’s 49-yard touchdown with 2:06 remaining as the Saints were attempting to run out the clock wrecked bettors who took this under early in the week, when the line was below 51 for a solid four-plus days. — Scott T. Miller
- The Line: +2.5
- The Score: 28-14 Browns and 42-34 Browns
- Time Left: 6:00 3rd Quarter and 1:00 4th Quarter
Not only did the Browns lead by two touchdowns with little more than six minutes left in the third quarter as a 2.5-point underdog, but with 1:41 remaining in the fourth quarter, Cleveland led by eight with the ball, too.
On a third-and-2 on the Cleveland 17-yard line, Browns running back Carlos Hyde appeared to get a first down by just inches to seal the game. However, an official replay review by referee Walt Anderson and the officiating crew overturned the initial call and forced Cleveland to punt.
The Raiders marched down field, scored the touchdown and converted the 2-point conversion to force overtime. After a missed a field goal on the first possession of overtime they still managed to cover the 2.5-point spread with a game-winning field goal in the game’s final two minutes.
Just another day in the life of a Cleveland Browns fan… — Evan Abrams