Antonio Brown’s Garbage-Time TD Vs. Patriots Had Huge Gambling Impact

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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.

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/642379583531167745/photo/1

Oh, and yes, we know. It totally screwed up your fantasy football matchup, too.

Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports Images

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