Eagles Redskins Spread for Week 15 Matchup Ends With Bad Beat After Eagles Score Meaningless TD to End the Game

Jason Schandl
Dwayne Haskins and Carson Wentz after the Eagles' Week 15 win over the Redskins.
Dwayne Haskins and Carson Wentz after the Eagles' Week 15 win over the Redskins. / Will Newton/Getty Images

It may not have had an effect on who won the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15, but the final play of the contest will have certainly broken some hearts.

Eagles Redskins Spread

The spread in this game opened at -4.5 in favor of the Eagles, leaving Washington at +4.5. After the line moved throughout the week, Washington settled at +6.5, but no matter what the line was at when you got in, the end of this game was crushing if you bet on a cover from the underdogs.

Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Greg Ward with 26 seconds left in the game, and an extra point put the Eagles up 31-27. They had secured a win as they continue to fight for a playoff spot, but Washington was in line to cover the spread.

Playing for a touchdown at the end of a meaningless game, though, the now 3-11 Redskins couldn't hang on to that cover. The final play of the game saw rookie QB Dwayne Haskins fumble, and Eagles' defender Nigel Bradham ran the fumble back 47 yards for a touchdown.

Eagles Redskins Line

The Eagles' final TD drive was just good football on their part, as they marched 75 yards to overcome a three-point deficit, positioning them to win, but not to cover either -4.5 or -6.5. Bradham's touchdown must have had plenty of bettors yelling at their TVs asking him to go down and finish the game, and his decision to run all the way to the end zone swung a lot of money this week.

Reminiscent of the Week 11 cover by the San Francisco 49ers, this is a terrible beat for Redskins betters, who looked to be on the sharp side of the bet with just one second remaining in the game.

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