49ers bettors suffered the worst bad beat with the Lions coming back for a backdoor cover

By Charles Curtis

If you bet the San Francisco 49ers would cover what would end up being a pretty large spread against the Detroit Lions — ahem, some of us thought it would be a blowout — my apologies.

Because, oof, what happened in Week 1 on Sunday to Niners bettors — who might have had the spread at -9.5 — was rough as heck.

With two minutes left in the game, San Francisco was up 41-25. It was all over, right? An easy cover and an easy win.

But not quite! With 1:53 left, Jamaal Williams found the end zone to make it a 41-25 game. There’s no way an onside kick could be recovered, not in today’s NFL, right?

Oops. The ball went off of George Kittle’s facemask:

And then? They scored again and nailed a two-point conversion:

The final score: 41-33. If you bet Niners -9.5 … I’m so sorry.


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