Eagles' garbage-time touchdown, 2-point conversion costs bettor $500,000

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By RADIO.COM

(RADIO.COM Sports) In Week 11, an Eagles garbage-time touchdown to tight end Dallas Goedert checked one of 10 boxes in a ridiculous 10-leg parlay that helped convert a bettor's $3 wager into a handsome $15,000 reward. That represented +500,000 odds. Insanity!

On Monday night, a garbage-time touchdown to a tight end in an Eagles game also involved a figure of 500,000. This time though, it wasn't so fortunate for the bettor.

With the Eagles down two touchdowns to the Seahawks, quarterback Carson Wentz padded his stats in another abysmal showing by completing a Hail Mary to tight end Richard Rodgers with just 12 seconds left.

Running back Miles Sanders then punched in the two-point conversion, and it all amounted to nothing for the Eagles. They still lost, they're still a lost franchise and Wentz lost some more support from his fan base.

But because the score went from 23-9 to 23-17, diminishing the Seahawks' 14-point lead to just six points, it allowed the Eagles to cover the 6.5-point spread. And though that helped the bettors who, for some reason, put their faith in the Eagles to keep it close, it hurt Seahawks backers — one in particular — in an unfathomable way.

Talk about a bad beat. Twelve seconds left, no reason to go for anything that gutsy and no reason to think that the Eagles have the ability and/or talent to complete such a play in the first place. To make matters worse, Philly only had a 38.46% success rate on two-point conversions prior to Sanders' score. Can't you just imagine the bettor being a spiteful Eagles fan too, willing to risk it all to watch his/her favorite team plummet against the Seahawks so that he/she can at least benefit from it with a big chunk of change?

Whether that's the case or if it was an overconfident Seahawks fan or just a neutral bystander looking to make a casual half-million-dollar profit, the Eagles continue to frustrate fans in many, many ways.

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