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