The Chiefs and Redskins , playing an extremely close game that came down to a field-goal attempt with eight seconds left on the clock. Chiefs rookie Harrison Butker drilled the kick, but with four seconds remaining, Washington had at least some hope that a crazy ending could give them the win.
For gamblers though, the Butker kick almost definitely sealed things. Most people bet the line with the Chiefs as 6.5- or 7-point favorites, so the Washington cover was in the bag. With the over/under closing at 47.5, the under also looked to be sealed up with the Chiefs up 23-20.
That play flipped the winning tickets from Redskins and under to Chiefs and over in one fell swoop. In fact, it was the only time all night the Chiefs were in line for the cover, and it just happened to be on the last play.
Some gamblers were less than thrilled at the ending:
Those type of Touchdowns should be illegal. Redskins +7 and Under 48.5 is not right, it's just not right— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 3, 2017
i have 3 jobs and i like them all so i'm going to just walk away from twitter for a bit because i had the Redskins +7 and that's just awful— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 3, 2017
The ending of this Chiefs-Redskins game is one of the dumbest moments in gambling history. Helluva way for Kansas City to cover -6.5 points.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) October 3, 2017
But gamblers weren't the only ones affected by the ending. Fantasy matchups featuring the Chiefs defense also turned on a dime with the end-of-game defensive TD.
I had the chiefs D in fantasy and was down by 2 points.. chiefs D scored a TD on the last play of the game.. chiefs won and my fantasy team won.. I can already tell it’s gonna be a great week!— Trey Teeter (@Trey_Teeter) October 3, 2017
How did Justin Houston feel as he was about to ruin Fantasy owners' and gamblers' nights?
Sometimes life just isn't fair.