Last night's Monday Night Football ending is why the Bad Beats segment on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt is so popular.
If you watched the final play between the Redskins and Chiefs, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
To set the table: Washington was a seven point underdog in Kansas City. After a Chiefs field goal made the score 23-20, the ensuing kickoff went out of bounds. That meant that if you had bet on Washington, literally the only way you could lose would be on a not-very-likely KC defensive touchdown.
And then this happened for an all-time NFL bad beat.
— Picking Duck (@playpickingduck) October 3, 2017
Kansas City was a 7-point favorite, covered on a defensive TD as time expired with Washington throwing a bunch of laterals. BAD beat.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) October 3, 2017
The only other time I can recall a beat this horrible is when Northwestern lateraled the ball around on the game's final play, and Ohio State recovered in the end zone for a truly filthy college football bad beat back in 2013.
Let's talk about that Ohio State-Northwestern all-time bad beat for a second, shall we? http://t.co/UceKqAarAJ
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) October 6, 2013