Lions Can’t Sneak Backdoor Cover As Packers Bettors Breathe Sigh Of Relief

Green Bay pulled out a 35-17 victory, but it had many worried


The backdoor was open for quarterback Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions, but a fourth-down pass to the end zone fell incomplete and Green Bay bettors were able to breathe a sigh of relief as the Packers covered the spread.

Green Bay, who entered “Monday Night Football” as a 12-point home favorite, pulled out a 35-17 win. Should Detroit have scored an otherwise meaningless touchdown and kicked the extra point in the final two minutes, all those who placed a bet on the Packers to cover the spread would have left irate.

And it was pretty close to happening. Goff led an eight-play, 59 yard drive all the way to the Green bay 32 yard line before a pass on fourth-and-three with 1:55 left came up incomplete to receiver Trinity Benson.

It seems like many were sweating it out on Twitter:

That’s certainly a great way to end the Week 2 slate.

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