Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers (85) catches a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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Eagles’ Hail Mary costs bettor $500k wager

Richard Rodgers’ one-handed grab off a Hail Mary pass from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz with 21 second remaining on Monday night cost one bettor a $500,000 wager.

BetMGM said Monday night that it had received a $500,000 wager on the Seattle Seahawks to win by at least 6.5 points.

Seattle led 23-9 when Wentz launched a 33-yard pass into a crowd of players in the end zone. Rodgers caught the deflected ball with his right hand while falling to the ground.

Miles Sanders then scored easily on the two-point conversion to make the score 23-17. Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf recovered the Eagles’ on-side kick attempt to seal the final score.

The bettor, who stood to make a $455,000 profit before the late score, instead lost the $500,000 wager.

Making the “bad beat” even worse is that the Seahawks were 5.5-point favorites as late as Saturday night at some sportsbooks.

–Field Level Media

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