Just two weeks after the Chiefs miracle cover on the final play of “Monday Night Football,” football bettors’ hearts were broken yet again, this time by the Tennessee Titans.
Heading into the game, the Titans were favoured by 7.5 points.
With a minute remaining in the game, Colts bettors were likely already counting their winnings. The Titans had the ball with a seven point lead, and only needed one more first down before they could line up in victory formation to win by a final score of 29-22, giving Colts bettors the edge by just half a point.
But on third and five from the Titans own 27-yard line, running back Derrick Henry had other ideas, breaking free for a 73-yard score that sealed the game for Titans fans and Titans bettors alike.
The run was especially devastating because once Henry had crossed the first down marker, the Titans victory had already been secured. But rather than go down with the ball, Henry broke for the end zone and likely switched the fortunes of quite a few fantasy football matchups in addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in Vegas.
The run lead to strong reactions from gamblers on Twitter, many of whom, it seemed, had backed the Titans.
Still, there were those on the other side of the bet that were less than thrilled with the result.
The lesson, as always, is that gambling is a cruel mistress.
Derrick Henry 72 yards TO THE HOUSE!
DERRICK HENRY WITH THE COVER AT THE BUZZER
— Kasey Ross Kelley (@KaseyRossKelley) October 17, 2017
DERRICK HENRY THROUGH THE BACKDOOR!!!!
— Jake Kanable (@Jakerssssss) October 17, 2017
Derrick Henry just kicked in the backdoor for me!!
— Jordan Markota (@flockota10) October 17, 2017
Derrick Henry just backdoor covered on me. Christ…
— rob zub (@bzub13) October 17, 2017
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.