The Pittsburgh Steelers scored a last-gasp touchdown that, on the surface, seemed fairly innocuous. That is unless, of course, you had money riding on the game Thursday night.
Gamblers across the country — especially those playing the seven-point line — sweated out the final minutes of the NFL’s season opener. And when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for an 11-yard touchdown to cut the New England Patriots’ lead to 28-21 with 2 seconds to play, it really wreaked havoc on plenty of bettors.
At the very least, the touchdown led to a push, which was good news for those who took the Steelers and the points but a heart-crushing end to those who picked New England to cover.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell dug a little deeper to explore the widespread impact of that seemingly meaningless touchdown.
Oh, and yes, we know. It totally screwed up your fantasy football matchup, too.
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