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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Chiefs-Raiders point total turns on improbable defensive 2-point conversion

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If you bet the under on Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders game, our condolences are with you.

The Chiefs beat the Raiders 40-9 to improve to 8-4 and increase their lead in the AFC West. Very few people were probably still watching in the final minute when the Chiefs got their final two points of the game.

KC was up 38-3 in the final minute, and the game looked sure to stay under the total at that point. The total for the game opened at 54.5 points at most books but closed around 49 or even 48.5 for some places.

The Raiders scored on a touchdown pass with 39 seconds left to make it 38-9. They tried to kick the extra point, but it was blocked and returned by the Chiefs the other way for a two-point conversion. That turned the score to 40-9.

Instead of having a comfortable winner, some who bet the total ended up with a push or even a loss if they had the line at 48.5. What a break.

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