NFL Bad Beats, Week 11: Giants Bettors Suffer Brutal Backdoor Cover vs. Bucs
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- We're rounding up all the bad beats from NFL Week 11.
- Justin Tucker burned Cincinnati Bengals first-half bettors with a 56-yard field goal.
It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without a few bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 11 slate here.
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Cincinnati Bengals First-Half Spread
- The Line: +3.5
- The Score: 7-7 tie
- Time Left: 2:00 in 2Q
After the Bengals tied the game at 7 with a little more than 12 minutes left in the opening half against the Ravens, Cincinnati first-half bettors were inside the number.
The Bengals offense followed up that touchdown with consecutive punts, but amazingly were still covering the +3.5 first-half spread with 30 seconds left, punting from their own 44-yard line.
An offensive holding penalty on the punt gave the Ravens 10 extra yards, then Lamar Jackson hit a 23-yard pass to setup Cincinnati’s worst nightmare: Justin Tucker.
Tucker hit a 56-yard field goal to bury Bengals first-half bettors.
New York Giants Spread
- The Line: -3
- The Score: 24-7 Giants
- Time Left: 3:00 in 3Q
Even a push is a bad beat if you had the Giants -3 and got the worst of the line against the “backdoor” Buccaneers.
Giants led 24-7, 31-14, and 38-28, but managed to win 38-35 with Jameis Winston orchestrating four touchdown drives to absolutely ruin the day of anyone who had the Giants -3.
Earlier this season, it was Ryan Fitzpatrick who had the “backdoor” magic. Fitzpatrick was benched today for Winston, who just brought the Bucs right through the backdoor in Week 11.
Titans-Colts First-Half Under
- The Line: 24.5
- The Score: 7-0 Titans
- Time Left: 12:00 in 2Q
The first half over/under opened at 24 and was sitting at 24.5 for the majority of the week at various books. With only seven points on the board through nearly 20 minutes of play, the under was looking great.
After the game opened with three consecutive punts, Andrew Luck and the Colts scored on four straight possessions to take a 24-0 lead.
The Titans had 2:29 to put points on the board, but with just 0:20 left, Marcus Mariota was injured and replaced by Blaine Gabbert, who picked up six yards on a pass to get Tennessee to the Indy 39-yard line.
On a 6-yard pick up on third down, the Titans received 15 extra yards on a skeptical unnecessary roughness penalty, which led to a Ryan Succop field goal and a 24-3 halftime score (20 points in the second quarter).