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NFL Bad Beats, Week 13: Chiefs Miss Extra Point to Burn First-Half Over Bettors

Dec 02, 2018 6:00 PM EST
  • We're rounding up all the bad beats from NFL Week 13.
  • Harrison Butker's missed extra point burned first-half over bettors in Raiders-Chiefs.

It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without a few bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 13 slate here.

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

New England Patriots First-Half Spread

  • The Line: -3
  • The Score: 10-0 Patriots
  • Time Left: 1:30 in 2Q

Through the first 28 minutes of the opening half between the Patriots and Vikings, New England led 10-0 and was cruising to a first-half cover.

Kirk Cousins then hit Kyle Rudolph for a 23-yard gain and the Vikings offense found life. Four plays and two timeouts later, Cousins hit Adam Thielen for a touchdown to push the first-half for Pats bettors. Evan Abrams

Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders First-Half Over

  • The Line: 27
  • The Score: 19-7 Chiefs
  • Time Left: End of half

To be fair, it was 13-0 Chiefs with 2:40 left in the half when the Raiders were in Kansas City’s red zone. After the Raiders scored a touchdown, the Chiefs went 82 yards in 50 seconds to break the hearts of Raiders first-half backers (+7.5), who just got inside the number seconds earlier.

After the Chiefs touchdown, Kansas City led 19-7, then Harrison Butker shanked the extra point to leave first-half over bettors losing their minds. Abrams

San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks First-Half Under

  • The Line: 23
  • The Score: 13-0 Seahawks
  • Time Left: 1:51 in 2Q

Anyone who bet the first-half under watched the first 28 minutes of the this game and thought to themselves: “This is exactly how I had it scripted.”

The Niners had no points. The Seahawks had 13 points and were dominating. And with 1:17 to go in the half, Seattle made it 20-0. San Francisco had no timeouts.

Nick Mullens then drove the Niners on a short field due to an unnecessary roughness penalty into  field goal range, where Robbie Gould drained a 45-yarder to push the first-half under. Abrams

Chicago Bears-New York Giants First-Half Under

  • The Line: 22
  • The Score: 7-7 tie
  • Time Left: 4:00 in 2Q

The Bears and Giants were tied at 7 with eight and a half minutes left in the half with Chicago on New York’s 49-yard line.

Eight plays and five minutes later Chicago had a fourth-and-goal on the 1-yard line and handed it to defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, who rolled into the end zone to give the Bears a 14-7 lead.

New York and Chicago followed by that touchdown with consecutive punts before the Giants started on their own 43-yard line with 1:14 left in the half.

Consecutive Eli Manning sacks had first-half under bettors counting their winnings, but that was before this 22-yard Saquon Barkley run on third-and-23:

Manning followed that with a pass on fourth-and-1 to convert and setup Aldrick Rosas for a career-long 57-yard field goal to burn first-half under bettors. Abrams

Credit:

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Andy Reid

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