This afternoon’s Eagles-Redskins game provided one of the most absurd bad beats not just of this NFL season, but any recent year.
Trailing 27-24, the Eagles embarked on a game-winning drive in the final minutes, capped off by Carson Wentz’s touchdown pass to Greg Ward with 26 seconds remaining. Even after the TD, anybody who bet the Redskins to cover had to feel pretty good.
After all, Washington was getting 6.5 points, according to Vegas. A four-point loss would cover the spread and make any Redskins bettors happy.
That happiness lasted only a few minutes. On the final play of the game, Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins, trying to avoid a sack, flipped the ball backwards to no one in particular.
The loose pigskin was scooped up by Philly linebacker Nigel Bradham, who ran it in for a touchdown, making the final score 37-27 and covering the spread.
The worst possible beat for Redskins (+6.5) bettors 🤮
After Chris Thompson stepped out of bounds with :01 seconds in the game, Dwayne Haskins gets sacked and the Eagles defense run back the fumble for the score and cover‼️
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) December 15, 2019
An absurd finish, and one of the most painful gambling losses you can have for anyone who took Washington.
If you had Philly with the points, however, you’re probably busy thanking any higher power you believe in for delivering an improbable win.