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Monday, December 10, 2018

Wild last play in Chiefs-Redskins game results in horrible bad beat

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Just when you thought the “Monday Night Football” game between the Chiefs and Redskins was over, and when you thought Washington beat the spread and the game was going under, some craziness happened.

Kansas City kicked a field goal with four seconds left to go up 23-20, essentially winning the game. They had to kick off though, and Washington tried to run a bunch of laterals to move the ball down the field. It didn’t work, and Kansas City recovered the ball and ran in for a score:

The touchdown made the score 29-20.

What makes this so interesting is that Kansas City was favored by 6.5 to 7 points at many sportsbooks. The last TD ensured they covered the spread. The over/under line, which is also frequently bet, was anywhere from 47 to 49 points at many books. The score took the game from under to over at most books, killing things for most who had the under.

But the madness doesn’t end there!

By rule, teams need to attempt an extra point after scoring. The Chiefs could have kicked to make it 30-20, which would have made the total go over 49 and surpass the total at almost all books. Instead, they decided to kneel out the final play.

If you had Washington and the under, we feel your bad beat pain!

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