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NFL Bad Beats, Week 7: Cam Newton’s Comeback Win Burns Eagles Bettors

Oct 22, 2018 8:15 PM EDT
  • We're rounding up all the bad beats from NFL Week 7.
  • Cam Newton's fourth-quarter comeback win not only burned Eagles spread bettors, but moneyline bettors, too.

It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without a few bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 7 slate here.

Got a bad beat we haven’t seen? Let us know on Twitter @ActionNetworkHQ.


Los Angeles Rams-San Francisco 49ers 1H Under

  • The Line: 26/27
  • The Score: 3-0 Rams
  • Time Left: Entering 2Q

The first six possessions of Rams-49ers ended in three punts, two fumbles and a made field goal … it’s safe to say first-half under bettors were feeling pretty good early.

Even after the Rams scored their first touchdown to open the second quarter, a safety and a made field goal ended the next two possessions to give Los Angeles a 15-0 lead.

C.J. Beathard managed to bring San Francisco to midfield but threw an interception that led to a four-minute touchdown drive for Jared Goff to give the Rams a 22-0 lead with 2:30 to go in the half.

Then under bettors were introduced to George Kittle.

On the 49ers’ final drive of the half, the tight end had three catches, including a grab with nine seconds left that was ruled a touchdown following a lengthy review to bring the first-half total over. Evan Abrams


Philadelphia Eagles Spread

  • The Line: -4.5/-5
  • The Score: 17-0 Eagles
  • Time Left: 0:39 in 3Q

There was less than 40 seconds left in the third quarter when the Eagles took the 17-0 lead at home against the Panthers.

Here’s how Cam Newton’s first five drives looked up to that point:

  1. Punt
  2. Punt
  3. Punt
  4. Punt
  5. Punt

Then the fourth quarter started.

Newton drove the Panthers down the field for touchdowns on three consecutive drives to lead them to a 21-17 win lead and not only burn Eagles spread bettors, but moneyline bettors, too. Abrams


Detroit Lions-Miami Dolphins 1H Under

  • The Line: 23.5
  • The Score: 7-0 Lions
  • Time Left: 13:00 in 2Q

Anyone who had the first-half under felt pretty good after four of the game’s first five drives ended in punts and the Lions led 7-0 two minutes into the second quarter.

Even after Kerryon Johnson broke a 71-yard run into the Dolphins’ red zone, the Lions stalled and ended up with only a field goal and a 10-0 lead.

But over the final 11 minutes, Brock Osweiler and Matthew Stafford each orchestrated double-digit play drives of more than 70 yards apiece, with LeGarrette Blount’s 2-yard touchdown rush giving Detroit a 17-7 lead and breaking the hearts of first-half under bettors with just a little more than a minute left in the half. Abrams

Buffalo Bills-Indianapolis Colts 1H Under

  • The Line: 21.5
  • The Score: 0-0
  • Time Left: 14:00 in 2Q

The Bills and Colts were scoreless heading into the second quarter before Andrew Luck led Indianapolis on a 13-play, 75-yard drive for the game’s first score. After Luck hit Erik Swoope for the touchdown, Adam Vinatieri missed the extra point, too (6-0 Colts).

The Bills then fumbled the ball away and punted on their next two drives, and the Colts converted them into back-to-back touchdowns for a 21-0 lead with 1:41 left in the half.

Bills quarterback Derek Anderson made it all the way to the Colts’ 43-yard line before throwing an interception that set up a Vinatieri kick that hit the upright and went through to bring the first half total over 21.5. Abrams


Tennessee Titans-Los Angeles Chargers 1H Over

  • The Line: 22.5
  • The Score: 10-6 Chargers
  • Time Left: 12:55 in 2Q

The Chargers and Titans combined to score 16 points in the first 17 minutes of action from London, and all first-half over bettors needed was a touchdown from either team to cash.

After a quick punt from the Chargers, the Titans embarked on a 16-play, 85-yard drive that took them into the red zone. Then Marcus Mariota then threw his fifth interception of the season, Denzel Perryman making the pick inside the Los Angeles 5-yard line.

How rare of a pick was that for Mariota? The former Heisman Trophy winner entered Sunday with 48 career total touchdowns and zero interceptions inside the red zone.

Bonus bad beat? The Titans (+3.5 first half) also would have cashed with the touchdown. Abrams

Credit:

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Cam Newton

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