Kenny Golladay tried his best in NFL's Week 10

Nick Roush

November 11th, 2019

Every NFL Sunday there are players who capture and break hearts across America. BetAmerica's weekly Heroes and Villains feature highlights the players who made and lost money for NFL bettors.

Hero: Kenny Golladay

The NFC North gave NFL betters the closest call in Week 10. In the middle of the four-game losing streak, the struggling Chicago Bears were 6.5-point favorites over Detroit. Those who still had faith in the artists formerly known as the Monsters of the Midway were rewarded handsomely.

Mitch Trubisky got his groove back against Matt Patricia's porous defense and scored on three straight offensive possessions to build a comfortable, second-half lead.

The Lions did not go down without a fight, though. Without injured quarterback Matthew Stafford, Kenny Golladay almost willed the Lions back for an improbable cover. The wide receiver scored a 47-yard touchdown with five minutes to play to make it a one-score game, then sneakily spotted the Lions two extra yards as time ticked off the clock late.
The masterful move worked, but karma kept Detroit from scoring, which secured the win and half-point cover for the Bears.

Villain: Andy Reid

Playing with Patrick Mahomes for the first time in weeks, the Kansas City head coach had two timeouts and 23 seconds to get the Chiefs into field-goal range.

Well, he used one inexplicably prior to Tennessee's two-point conversion attempt. Even if Ryan Tannehill did not run the ball into the end zone to give the Titans a three-point lead, the Chiefs needed a field goal no matter what. That extra timeout could have given them at least one extra to play to make it a more manageable field goal. Instead they were forced to settle for a 52-yard attempt after four plays. Harrison Butker's kick was blocked. A made field goal would have given the Chiefs a chance to cover the 5.5-point spread in overtime, but that opportunity was taken away by Reid's stupid timeout.

Hero: Christian Kirk

On the road as 5.5-point underdogs, Kyler Murray connected with Arizona wide receiver Christian Kirk early and often to keep the game close in Tampa. Kirk caught six passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns (from 33, 69 and 15 yards out). The final touchdown gave the Cardinals a four-point lead in the fourth quarter and secured the cover for Arizona bettors.

Villain: Lambeau snow

The Green Bay Packers got some help at Lambeau Field, and it wasn't from the refs. In the first snow game of the year, the nasty weather picked up just enough in the second half to build some accumulation on the natural grass.

The slippery surface certainly did not help Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey. Down by eight points with eight seconds to play, the Panthers had two plays to get two yards. On the final play of regulation, McCaffrey could not get enough push to fall into the end zone, which gave the Packers a win, a three-point cover and the under, a bet wiseguys should have rolled with once they saw snow in the forecast.




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