Who's ready for another wild weekend of winning or whining? All of us! Who learned our lesson last weekend? None of us! So, with that, the action didn't waste any time making the collective betting community yell with joy or pain.
The Bengals didn't have Ja'Marr Chase but that didn't keep them from beating the Titans in Nashville. The melody in Music City wasn't sweet to everyone's ears though, after a late Titans personal foul call negated a field goal. Why is that important?
The Bengals team total was 20.5. This FG to go over the TT was taken off the board after a personal foul penalty from the Titans. Cincinnati would then run out the clock 😓
🎥: @actionnetworkHQ November 27, 2022
The Bengals ran out the clock and that empty pit in your stomach is the realization that a smart clock management football play can turn out to be very, very expensive. Also, I'd like some credit for not making a "fowl play" pun on a weekend known for turkey consumption.
3 buckets of tears.
Being a Dolphins fan has to be pretty amazing so far this season. Being a Dolphins bettor, though, took an unexpected turn for the worse Sunday in Miami's win over the pitiful Texans. The Dolphins team total closed at 30.5 which had plenty of people celebrating at halftime with the team up 30-0. I mean, the Texans are the worst team in the league and there's no way this thing goes sour right?
Had to take a few minutes to soak it in before I said anything Dolphins TT Over 30.5 ❌ Miami scores 30 points in the 1st half then pulls starting QB, WR, and RB to start 2nd half and they don't even cross mid field against the worst defense in the league Yeah lol
🎥: @BetKyleCovers November 27, 2022
Someone is sitting in the corner staring at their betting app wondering why they put themselves through this every single week after this one. Just ask Tyler.
5 buckets of tears for this one. And a whole side bucket of shame.
I love a good, aggressive parlay that we all know isn't going to hit. Let me be the first writer at ESPN to ever quote Miley Cyrus when I say "It's the Climb." Well, the Titans made sure to ruin Nathan's "Party in the USA" by not throwing a touchdown in their game.
No one in the world was happier than I was that Josh Jacobs busted out a long touchdown run to get my beloved Raiders the win against the Seahawks in Seattle, but fantasy football owners were a close second with these numbers.
Josh Jacobs today:
- 33 rushes, 229 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD
- 6 catches, 74 yards
- 303 yards of total offense
- walk-off overtime touchdown run
- 48.3 fantasy points
🎥: @FieldYates November 27, 2022
The flip side, though, is that the final score provided some heartbreak for one person that was ready to sleep on a mattress stuffed only with dollar bills after making this bet.
Parlays are a crapshoot anyway, so they only get 3 buckets. But, in the moment, we all feel like this guy.
Black Friday Doorbuster
Utah State wasn't supposed to even be competitive against Boise State as a 17 point dog, But Friday was the official kickoff of the Christmas season and apparently Santa had different plans - as they were driving with the ball late and the chance to get the outright win and pull off a true Christmas Miracle.
Cue the Grinch.
Ok, I know the field is blue, no green, but go with me here.
One of the worst beats of all time..— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 25, 2022
It was 23 to 28 with 1:33 left in the game.
Utah State would go on to throw 2 interceptions leading to Boise State scores.
Final score: Utah State 23, Boise State 42.
A brutal beat for Utah State (+17) bettors 🤮pic.twitter.com/tEkHC4dpKL
Two interceptions, two big old touchdowns -- one Boise cover.
Please re-read the last line to the tune of 7 swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings. You're welcome, America.
Everyone say hi to Brad and then read this thread, as the misery shines through.
For those that missed it...with 90 seconds left, Utah St had the ball at the Boise St 11-yard line with a chance to win the game outright as a 17-point underdog.— Brad Powers (@BradPowers7) November 25, 2022
Somehow, they don't cover the spread.
That is the worst beat I've suffered in my career. No exaggeration at all.
While we were all busy figuring out what drawer we left our stretchy pants in and going for a 4th slice of very necessary pumpkin cheesecake (because pie is trash... don't at me) the Giants were making sure that our wallets weren't as full as we were.
🚨 Bad Beat: Tony Pollard over 63 rushing yards— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 25, 2022
Prior to this play: 64 yards
After this play: 60 yardspic.twitter.com/TGVEnd8RMA
Tony Pollard understands the difference between stuffing and dressing -- stuffing it forward would have made us money. Instead, we get the dressing down we didn't need with that run. Not to be outdone, the Cowboys also got in on the awkward family dinner fun. Dallas was up 15 and missed a field goal late in the game... which is no big deal, right?
Incredibly bad beat for Cowboys bettors ... or great backdoor cover for the Giants. Line was DAL -10 and the Giants drove down and scored with 8 seconds left. pic.twitter.com/abPeVtLe9t— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) November 25, 2022
Just like the Uncle you know is going to say the one thing that will make the entire table uncomfortable, you knew that play was going to come back to haunt your betting day.