- Week 4 of the NFL season saw plenty of big payouts from all of the sports betting action on Sunday.
- The New York Giants and New York Jets entered the week as massive underdogs but provided great payouts for sports bettors with big upsets with OT victories.
East Rutherford, N.J. – Week 4 of the NFL season saw some surprising outcomes with upset victories and shocking totals, allowing sports bettors great payouts from Sunday’s action.
NFL Week 4 Upsets
New York Giants (+280) Vs. New Orleans Saints
The winless New York Giants entered Week 4 as massive underdogs against a New Orleans Saints team that was coming off a big 28-13 road victory over the New England Patriots. However, the Giants battled back from a 21-10 4th quarter deficit to force overtime and ultimately win the game 27-21.
New York Jets (+210) Vs. Tennessee Titans
The New York Jets were winless on the season and expected to be defeated easily by the Tennessee Titans who were coming off of back-to-back wins to boast the best record in the AFC South. Trading blows for most of the game, the Jets forced overtime with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson having the best performance of his young career. The upset was complete when Titans kicker, Randy Bullock missed a field goal in overtime to give the Jets a 27-24 victory.
Arizona Cardinals (+180) Vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Arizona Cardinals entered Week 4 with a 3-0 record but were heavy underdogs against the 3-0 Los Angeles Rams who were coming off a big 34-24 victory the week before against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cardinals kicked off the ground running and controlled it from start to finish with a 37-20 win.
Chiefs – Eagles (O/U 54.5) – Final Total Points: 72
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles entered Week 4 with one of the highest totals set at 54.5 points at most online sportsbooks. Despite the high total, the OVER covered easily with both offenses controlling the game and the Chiefs, in particular, scoring 42 points in the game.
Washington Football Team – Falcons (O/U 47.5) – Final Total Points: 64
The Washington Football Team and the Atlanta Falcons entered the week with both offenses showing flashes but neither expected to pile on the points. However, the game became a scoring spree as the two teams combined for 64 points in a 34-30 win by the Washington Football Team.
Lions – Bears (O/U 41.5) – Final Total Points: 38
The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears entered Week 4 with the lowest total of the week with both offenses expected to struggle. The two defenses showed up in the game while the Lions’ offense struggled in particular, scoring only 14 points in the 24-14 Chicago victory.
Browns – Vikings (O/U 51.5) – Final Total Points: 21
The Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings entered the matchup with a high total and both offenses were expected to control the game. The match itself was anything but as the two defenses dominated in the lowest-scoring game of the week with the Browns winning by a score of 14-7.
Anytime Touchdown Scorers With Best Payouts
Packers Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers (+650)
Saints Wide Receiver, Juwan Johnson (+400)
Eagles Tight End, Dallas Goedert (+250)
Ravens Running Back, Latavius Murray (+240)
Jets Running Back, Michael Carter (+220)
Rams Wide Receiver, Van Jefferson (+220)
Falcons Wide Receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson (+220)
Dolphins Wide Receiver, DeVante Parker (+200)
Ravens Wide Receiver, Marquise Brown (+190)
Bills Running Back Zach Moss (+180)
Notable Quarterback Player Props
Giants Daniel Jones Vs. New Orleans Saints – 402 Passing Yards With An O/U 238.5
Ravens Lamar Jackson Vs. Denver Broncos – 316 Passing Yards With An O/U 196.5
Chiefs Patrick Mahomes Vs. Philadelphia Eagles – 5 Passing Touchdowns With An O/U 2.5
Cowboys Dak Prescott Vs. Carolina Panthers – 4 Passing Touchdowns With An O/U 1.5
Notable Skill Player Props
Cardinals Chase Edmonds Vs. Los Angeles Rams – 120 Rushing Yards With An O/U 35.5
Chicago Bears David Montgomery Vs. Detroit Lions – 106 Rushing Yards With An O/U 73.5
Chiefs Tyreek Hill Vs. Philadelphia Eagles – 186 Receiving Yards With An O/U 78.5
Football Team Terry McLaurin Vs. Atlanta Falcons – 123 Receiving Yards With An O/U 77.5
Bad Beat Of The Week: UNDER (55.5) Cardinals Vs. Rams
The Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams entered the week with a high total and many sports bettors were inclined to take the UNDER.
While 37 points was scored by halftime, UNDER sports bettors still felt confident their wager would cover with the Cardinals taking a 34-13 lead into the final quarter.
To start the 4th quarter, the Rams failed to convert a 4th & goal and gave the Cardinals the ball at the 1-yard line, the best possible result for the UNDER. The Cardinals took 8:27 off of the clock and only settled for a field goal, requiring the Rams to drive down the field for a touchdown with only 3:38 left in the game to cover the OVER.
The Rams offense struggled the entire game and with the matchup already out of reach, it felt like the Cardinals were going to put together a stop to end the game and allow the UNDER to cover. Unfortunately, QB Matthew Stafford drove the Rams down the field and threw a touchdown with 1:14 left in the game, a score that had no impact on the game itself, as the Rams still lost, yet left the UNDER gamblers frustrated at the late game defeat.
Fun Fact: The Buffalo Bills were 18-point favorites against the Houston Texans but covered the spread by 22 points in a 40-0 victory. In all 3 wins for the Bills this season, they covered the spread by 15 points or more. They are scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs next week. Let’s see if they can continue the trend.
Mike Fink joined USAOnlineSportsbooks in August 2021 and covers all things sports, especially football. As a film enthusiast, Fink looks for how teams perform on the field and the schemes they run to help understand odds and wagers for the upcoming games. In his spare time, Fink likes to read when not watching NFL or hockey.