NFL Bad Beats, Week 14: Eagles, Cowboys Score Late TDs to Burn Under Bettors
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- We're rounding up all the bad beats from NFL Week 14.
- The Cowboys led the Eagles, 9-6, heading into the fourth quarter.
- Both teams combined to score four touchdowns over the final eight minutes, burning under bettors and forcing overtime.
It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without a few bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 14 slate here.
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Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Under
- The Line: 45.5
- The Score: 3-0 Cowboys
- Time Left: Right before halftime
Eagles-Cowboys was one of the more brutal games to watch for anyone who had a wager. The first-half spread went down to a 62-yard field goal, then the total ended up being a terrible beat.
The Cowboys carried a 6-0 lead into halftime and were still up 9-6 heading into the final quarter. Fast forward and 31 points were scored in the fourth quarter, including three touchdowns over the final three minutes that forced overtime and pushed the total over.
The Cowboys won, 29-23, on Amari Cooper’s third touchdown catch of the game. — Evan Abrams
Eagles First-Half Spread
- The Line: +3
- The Score: 3-0 Cowboys
- Time Left: Last second FG
It was 3-0 Cowboys for what seemed like an eternity.
Dallas kicked the first field goal of the game with 2:27 left in the first quarter, then the Eagles and Cowboys went on to combine for two punts, a missed field goal, an interception and a fumble.
Dallas was set-up on its own 38-yard line with 52 seconds left in the half and moved all the way to the Philly 24 before Tyron Smith was called for holding. The penalty initially negated any chance for points, but after an incomplete pass, Jason Garrett sent out Brett Maher for a 62-yard field goal attempt.
You know what happened next. RIP to Eagles first-half bettors. — Abrams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Spread
- The Line: +10
- The Score: 14-3 Buccaneers
- Time Left: 5:00 in 3Q
The Buccaneers waltzed down the field to score a touchdown and take a 7-0 lead on their first possession of the game.
Meanwhile, this is how Saints’ five first-half possessions went:
- Field Goal
- End of half
The Bucs carried a 14-3 lead into halftime. Then coming out of the break, Drew Brees fumbled near his own red zone. But Tampa Bay missed a field goal that would later lead to bad things.
The Saints scored three consecutive touchdowns while the Bucs punted three times, had another blocked and threw an interception.
Final score: 28-14. Brutal for Bucs backers. — Abrams