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Chiefs Bettors Get Miracle Cover vs. Broncos on MNF

Oct 02, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes

  • The Kansas City Chiefs closed as 3.5-point favorites vs. the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
  • Kansas City and QB Patrick Mahomes were down 10 points midway through the fourth quarter.
  • The Chiefs scored 14 unanswered points -- and held off a last-minute drive from the Broncos -- to win 27-23 and cover the 3.5-point spread.

If you bet the Chiefs on Monday, I hope you got the best of the number.

We wrote not one but two stories about how sharps were betting the Broncos to upset Patrick Mahomes & Co. on Monday Night Football.

The Chiefs got as high as 5.5-point favorites this past week, but all of that professional action led to them closing as just 3.5-point favorites.

Sharp bettors — our own John Ewing included — felt pretty great after Denver took a 23-13 lead with 12:52 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Ewing should’ve known better.

Mahomes turned it on, leading a 75-yard drive to pull within three, and a 60-yard touchdown drive — which included this ridiculous LEFT-HANDED throw on third-and-5 — to go up four with 1:39 remaining.

But anyone who has watched a lick of the Chiefs defense this year knew the sweat wasn’t over.

Sure enough, Case Keenum and the Broncos got the ball all the way down to the Chiefs’ 28-yard line with less than 30 seconds remaining.

At this point, the spread and over/under (53) were BOTH up in the air, but a failed hook and ladder clinched the game for K.C. and under bettors.

The only people happier than Chiefs bettors right now? K.C. fans who might finally have a superstar quarterback to call their own.

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