Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was mobbed by teammates after his field goal in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against Washington at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was mobbed by teammates after his field goal in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against Washington at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com

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Chiefs’ garbage-time TD cost bettors and fantasy football players

By Pete Grathoff

pgrathoff@kcstar.com

October 02, 2017 11:29 PM

While a sold-out Arrowhead Stadium was thrilled about Justin Houston’s 13-yard touchdown on a fumble return Monday night, some TV viewers weren’t quite as happy.

The Chiefs won 29-20, but it seemed like the winning margin would be just three points after Harrison Butker’s kick broke a tie with just seconds left. That gave the Chiefs a 23-20 lead with 4 seconds to play.

Washington received the kickoff and had time for one play, and it tried a multi-lateral concoction that failed miserably. Houston recovered a fumble and scored a touchdown.

WOW! That late #Chiefs touchdown made them cover the 7.5-point spread and hit the Over 48.5! #WILD pic.twitter.com/H0QF6vWQBJ

— Bovada Official (@BovadaLV) October 3, 2017

That changed a three-point win to a nine-point win, and that affected a lot of people’s fantasy-football leagues and bettors.

Wild Chiefs' TD covered the spread and pushed game over the total. It caused a $350,000 swing against house @CGTechnology_, per @jsimbal.

— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) October 3, 2017

That fumble recovery for a TD just cost me my fantasy game. Guy had the chiefs defense...

— Ross Dorsett (@DorsettRoss) October 3, 2017

Welp that fumble recovery TD cost me $2K but still a good week pic.twitter.com/MhOYm0aK4r

— Ricky Sanders (@RSandersDFS) October 3, 2017

I just lost my fantasy game because the chiefs returned that for a touchdown. I am beyond livid

— Eric Kwiatkowski (@E_QuietCowSki) October 3, 2017

Even the under 48 bettors got screwed. Game was a stone cold under.

— Nick The Capitalist (@Nick_Vlass) October 3, 2017

Big shoutout to the @Chiefs for covering the spread even thou the game was already won. Appreciate a team that watches out for the betters

— Michael Reignier (@michaelreignier) October 3, 2017

That irrelevant fumble returned for a TD cost me $5

— Adam Iafrate (@CratesOfFrates) October 3, 2017

ridiculous! I had the UNDER 48.5 .... Easy win for me! NOPE... They just had to let them walk in another TD. Cost me $500

— Collosal (@AlexanderNelms) October 3, 2017

I just lost my fantasy football matchup due to the meaningless Chiefs defensive touchdown. My chance at winning was at 97% just before...

— ✭ James M. Hayes ✭ (@MasonHayes92) October 3, 2017

Wow that end of game @Chiefs TD cost me my match in fantasy.....

— Pui Chan (@PoopyChan6) October 3, 2017

That last second fumble for a TD cost me like $700 lmao

— mitch (@Msearcy12) October 3, 2017

Up by six points in fantasy, and literally lost on the last play because of that totally unnecessary fumble recovery touchdown

— Pete Alcazar (@Peter_Tim3) October 3, 2017

@notthefakeSVP my buddy just lost 7k on that touchdown. I didn't lol #itmatterstosome @StanfordSteve82

— Brian (@briangreen516) October 3, 2017

“Who are: the Kansas City Chiefs?”#JeopardySports #WASvsKC pic.twitter.com/0ZdVVZdjh5

— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) October 3, 2017

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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