- The New York Jets won at Pittsburgh for the second time ever and QB Zach Wilson caught a TD pass
- For the second time in three weeks, the Baltimore Ravens were squandering a double-digit point lead
- These and other unusual outcomes highlight the NFL Week 4 betting roundup
The NFL Week 4 betting roundup is showing that it might be time to go against tradition when it comes to wagering on certain teams.
For one thing, the Baltimore Ravens are no longer safe as houses with a fourth-quarter lead. And speaking of unsafe, Mike Tomlin’s long run without a losing season as coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers is in serious jeopardy.
So could be the starting positions of quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (Carolina Panthers) and Carson Wentz (Washington Commanders) if they aren’t soon engineering a change in fortune for their teams. Especially when you consider that third-stringer Bailey Zappe played for New England and the Patriots covered against the Packers in a 27-24 loss to Green Bay at Lambeau Field. Not to mention the fact that Dallas Cowboys backup Cooper Rush is 3-0 straight up and against the spread since taking over for the injured Dak Prescott.
Time Running Out for Tomlin?
Since he took over as coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, Mike Tomlin has never endured a losing season. Neither of Pittsburgh’s other Super Bowl-winning coaches, Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher, could make such a boast.
There were back-to-back 8-8 campaigns for Tomlin in 2012-13 and another 8-8 season in 2019. However, it’s looking more and more likely each week that this season, Tomlin’s good fortune could be running out. Oddsmakers seem in favor of this development. Pittsburgh’s number in the NFL win total odds in set at 6.5 games. The under provides a betting line of -120.
🚨ZACH WILSON TD RECEPTION🚨
🚨ZACH WILSON GRIDDY🚨
— Mojo Markets (@mojo) October 2, 2022
Pittsburgh has lost three in a row to drop to 1-3. The Steelers are 0-2 straight up and against the spread at home.
Sunday, they lost 24-20 at home to the New York Jets in a most unusual fashion. Jets QB Zach Wilson caught a TD pass. That had never happened before in franchise history. Speaking of rare occurrences, the win by the Jets at Pittsburgh was just the second in 12 tries. The other Jets QB who’s posted a win in Pittsburgh? None other than the butt fumbler himself, Mark Sanchez in 2010.
The Wilson TD catch must’ve brought a smile to the face of the DraftKings bettor who wagered $2 that Wilson and Daniel Jones of the New York Jets would be first TD scorers in their respective games on Sunday. That winning ticket paid out $744.
For Ravens, No Lead Is Safe
The Baltimore Ravens were up 20-3 on the Buffalo Bills, favorites in the Super Bowl odds, at home in the second quarter of Sunday’s game between these two AFC powers. Buffalo got a TD late in the half. Then the Bills scored 13 unanswered second-half points to rally for a 23-20 victory.
Two weeks earlier, the Ravens held 28-7 and 35-14 advantages over another AFC squad, the Miami Dolphins. Miami ended up scoring 28 fourth-quarter points for a 42-38 victory.
Marcus Peters and Harbaugh got into it.pic.twitter.com/kE96L5XCa2
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 2, 2022
Tied 20-20 on Sunday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh made the decision to be going for it on fourth down instead of kicking a field goal. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was picked off, setting up Buffalo’s drive for the game-winning field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter.
Prior to this season, the Ravens were as close to a lock with a significant lead on the scoreboard as there was in the NFL. They were 101-5 SU in games in which they’d taken a lead of 17 or more points.
Temperatures appear to be fraying in the midst of these Baltimore meltdowns. Cornerback Marcus Peters could be seen screaming at Harbaugh near the end of the loss to the Bills.
DraftKings Bettor Goes 14-for-14
Parity isn’t just a catchphrase for the NFL this season. It’s a fact of life. So imagine being the bettor who hit on all 14 of Sunday’s Week 4 NFL games in a parlay play.
A DraftKings bettor played a 14-game parlay on the outcomes of each of Sunday’s games.The player went with the moneyline wager on both the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers, two teams that didn’t cover the spread. The Ravens vs Bills game was voided because it was a push. The other 11 bets all covered the spread. Trying to hit on your own huge NFL parlay this week? Then grab this DraftKings Sportsbook promo code to bet on Week 5.
Those outcomes turned this $10 parlay play into a $15,552,65 winner:
MIN Vikings Moneyline
PHI Eagles -6.5
SEA Seahawks +3.5
ATL Falcons +1
NY Giants -2.5
DAL Cowboys -3
TEN Titans +3.5
NY Jets +3.5
BAL Ravens +3 (Void)
ARI Cardinals +1
LV Raiders -3
GB Packers Moneyline
KC Chiefs +1
LA Chargers -10
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