TNF Bad Beat: TB Buccaneers, Tom Brady 10/15/2021

    • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds had them set at a 7-point spread on TNF.
    • Tom Brady’s rushing yard total was set at 2.5 yards in Week 6.

TAMPA, Fla. – The 62% of the public that bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to cover a 7-point spread on Thursday Night Football were victims of one of the worst beats of the season in Week 6.

The Buccaneers took care of business over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football with a final score of 28-22. However, the real winners of this Week 6 matchup were online sportsbooks who profited on some bad beats.

Eagles Convert 2 To Cover 7

The first bad beat of the night came in the fourth quarter with 5:54 remaining in the game. The Buccaneers, going into the final minutes of the fourth quarter, they held a 28-14 lead.

Jalen Hurts marched down the field and scored a two-yard rushing touchdown which brought the score to 28-20. With a 7-point spread on the line, many would’ve thought the Eagles were going to kick a field goal that would have pushed the 7-point line. However, Eagles coach, Nick Sirianni, made the call to go for two points instead of kicking a field goal in which Hurts completed a pass to Quez Watkins gaining two extra points.

While the majority of the bets were on the Bucs to cover the spread, some may have avoided the bad beat with the late line movement leading up to the game. While the NFL odds opened up at Buccaneers -7.5, early Thursday afternoon it shifted down to 6 points before closing at 7 points.

Those that got in at the 6-point mark are certainly enjoying their push.

Brady Takes Costly Kneels

Tom Brady then took three kneel-downs in the red zone. Going into the game, Tom Brady’s rushing yard total was set at 2.5 yards, which he has gone over in four of six-game so far this season.

Brady had zero rushing yards records until 2:27 left in the game where he converted a 3rd and 1 by rushing it for three yards and running the clock down to the 2-minute warning.

With the Eagles have no timeouts left, on each kneel, Tom Brady lost two total yards, bringing his rushing yards to one, hitting the under, and avoiding any more points that would have shifted the spread winner.