The San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles entered Week 6 undefeated and have been anticipated to stay unbeaten. However the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets pulled off thrilling upsets Sunday to place an finish to that.
Sportsbooks in all places have been praising the underdogs.
The Jets, dealing with the potential to be 4-2 heading into the bye week, took the sphere Sunday afternoon with a depleted roster, together with the absence of star cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed, each out with concussions.
Vegas favored the Eagles by 6.5, and for many of the contest, it regarded as if Philadelphia wouldn’t solely stay excellent this season, however excellent in opposition to the Jets all time.
“The Jets protection as soon as once more confirmed that if this staff had a great quarterback, they’d simply be a playoff contender within the AFC,” Pat Morrow, head oddsmaker at Bovada, instructed Fox Information Digital.
“Like they did in opposition to the [Kansas City] Chiefs earlier within the season, the Jets annoyed a Professional Bowl quarterback all night, stored it shut and, this time, broke by means of.”
The 49ers, who have been favored by 9.5, misplaced for the primary time this season earlier within the day, misisng a discipline objective within the closing seconds and giving the Browns, who have been with out quarterback Deshaun Watson, a 19-17 win.
“The Browns consequence was much more impactful as this line opened at San Fran -5 and closed at -9.5 after Deshaun Watson was dominated out,” Morrow added.
“Regardless of accidents to [Christian McCaffrey] and Deebo Samuel slowing down the 49ers’ offense, they have been nonetheless in place to win late earlier than Jake Moody pushed the profitable kick extensive proper. Whether or not it was unfold bets, moneylines, teasers or parlays, the sum of money guess on the Eagles and 49ers led to Bovada’s greatest day to date of the NFL season.”
Derek Wilkinson, senior vice chairman of sports activities for DRF Sportsbook, echoed that sentiment in a remark to Fox Information Digital.
“The Eagles and 49ers shedding outright set us up for our greatest week within the NFL to date this season. Any time two undefeated groups lose outright in the identical weekend, the books are going to have a great day. The Payments not overlaying at residence in opposition to an terrible Giants staff was additionally fairly worthwhile.”
Just one staff enters Week 7 winless — the Carolina Panthers — whereas 5 groups have only one win.
The Related Press contributed to this report.