Rams’ Meaningless FG as Time Expired Was Such a Baffling Bad Beat for Bettors

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Sports Illustrated

By Karl Rasmussen The Rams didn’t pull off the upset win against the rival 49ers on Sunday, but they did manage to pull a fast one on much of the sports betting community. Los Angeles was 7.5-point underdogs heading into the Week 2 clash against San Francisco. The Niners, who were leading by 10 with just a few seconds left in regulation, looked destined to cover, until the Rams perplexingly decided to kick an effectively meaningless field goal as time expired. With four seconds left in the game, Brett Maher nailed a 38-yard field goal, bringing L.A. within seven points as the game clock ran ou…

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