NFL Bad Beats, Week 17: Cowboys Hail Mary Breaks Giants Bettors’ Hearts

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Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11).

  • Though some of the games don't matter for the teams playing in Week 17, they still matter for bettors.
  • Two meaningless games have resulted in bad beats in the early going, including two crazy beats in the Cowboys-Giants game.

It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday without a few bad beats. We’re compiling some of the worst ones from the Week 17 slate here.

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

Giants Spread/Moneyline

  • The Line: -6/-7, -300
  • The Score: 35-28 Giants
  • Time Left: 1:15, 4th quarter

Though they rested Ezekiel Elliott, I guess the Cowboys weren’t lying when they said they weren’t going to take this game easy.

With less than two minutes remaining, the Cowboys were down by a touchdown. Dak Prescott still in the game.

It was looking quite dreary for anyone with a Cowboys ticket. Some folks who bet on them late at +7 were just hoping for a push, but then this happened:

Fourth-and-15. Who needs two feet when you can get one knee? Why not go for two and rip the heart out of Giants moneyline bettors while you’re at it?

They’d get that, get the cover and get the win.

Cowboys-Giants 1st Half Under

  • The Line: 19.5
  • The Score: 7-0 Cowboys
  • Time Left: 2:00, 2nd quarter

The meaningless Cowboys-Giants game was living up to it’s very low expectations in the early going. Eli Manning threw a pick in the end zone on the first drive and the game was scoreless through one quarter. Looking pretty solid for under bettors if I do say so myself.

With just over eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Prescott connected with a fella named Blake Jarwin for a touchdown.

Just after the two minute warning, Prescott again connected with that Jarwin fella for a touchdown.

And, to finish off the deed, Manning marched down the field and found Cody Latimer for a crazy touchdown on third-and-10.

Smell ya later U-19.5 bettors.

Bills 1st Half

  • The Line: -3
  • The Score: 14-0 Bills
  • Time Left: 1:00, 2nd quarter

The Bills looked like the friggin’ Patriots or something in the early stages of the game, as they got off to a 14-0 lead halfway into the 1st quarter.

Then, they reminded us that they are still, in fact, the Bills.

They missed a 43-yard field goal a few minutes into the second quarter.

Then, with just a minute left, they allowed the Dolphins to score their first touchdown of the game. NO BIGGIE, RIGHT?!?

Well, it would be no biggie if it weren’t for the pick-six that Josh Allen threw just two plays later.

Bills gonna Bill.

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