NFL Bad Beats, Week 15: Last-Second Punt Return Wrecks Redskins First-Half Bets

Dec 16, 2018 2:48 PM EST
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  • We're rounding up all the bad beats from NFL Week 15.
  • Dede Westbrook returned a late first-half 74-yard punt for a touchdown to cash the 1H spread for Jaguars bettors (-3.5).

It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without a few bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 15 slate here.

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

Patriots-Steelers First-Half Over

  • The Line: 27.5
  • The Score: 7-7 tie
  • Time Left: 6:30 in 1Q

The Patriots and Steelers came out of the gate fast:

  • Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers threw eight times on an 11-play touchdown drive to open the game.
  • The Patriots needed only three plays to score and tie it at 7 with just about 6:30 left in the first quarter.

But over the next 20-plus minutes of play they combined for six punts and only seven more points.

For two teams that have averaged at least 28 points per game this season, this was a bad beat for anyone who had the first-half over in Pittsburgh. Evan Abrams

Washington Redskins First-Half Spread

  • The Line: 3.5
  • The Score: 3-3 tie
  • Time Left: 0:10 in 2Q

The most “exciting” game of the day actually ended up with the most exciting first-half finish.

With the game tied at 3 and 20 seconds to play, Washington first-half bettors could only lose with a Jacksonville touchdown.

I’ll let Westbrook take it from here…

The Jaguars managed to cover the first-half spread of 3.5 points while passing for just 11 total net yards on six completions — there has to be a record somewhere in there. Abrams

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