So close, yet so Detroit Lions!
A bettor who correctly selected the outright winners of the first 15 games of Week 2 stood to collect $726,959 at BetMGM, but the Monday night pick, the Lions, lost 35-17 to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
The miracle-seeking moneyline parlay ticket included five underdogs (Raiders +190, Panthers +150, Cowboys +135, Titans +190 and Ravens +180), but the Lions (+400 or 4/1) couldn’t make it happen despite leading 17-14 at halftime. Detroit QB Jared Goff lost a fumble and threw an interception as Aaron Rodgers was leading the Packers to three second-half touchdowns.
The huge prize would have been based on a $25 wager, but because the gambler was using a “free bet” according to multiple reports, there was no offer of a cash-out which would have guaranteed a profit.