The Rams kicked a field goal as time expired and the only thing it accomplished was to cover the 7-point spread. I have thoughts.
· Sep 18, 2023 ·

Hey coach, Vegas called and they want us to cover the spread.

Say no more…

Yes, watch that again if you need to, but with 10 seconds left in the game, down by ten, the Rams hurried to the line to SPIKE THE BALL as if it was the Super Bowl and then got their field goal unit out there to cover the spread.

This is either really good coaching (good coaches always cover) or it's a straight up call from Vegas.

Now, it looks to me like the money was pretty even on this one, so I don't see that being a red flag. If the overwhelming majority of the money had been on San Fran to cover that seven-and-a-half points, I'd be a little more skeptical.

Now, there's always an off chance that the players and coaches are betting on the game as well, so that's something we might keep an eye on in the future.

Don't forget, it was this same kicker, Brett Maher, last year with the Cowboys, who was under the microscope for missing kicks that kept the score under that over/under line, which is one of the more popular bets in sports.

My last take here is simple: Good on Sean McVay for covering the spread and bringing the money home for his bettors. More than ever, we are conscious of the betting lines in Vegas, and sometimes you just gotta cover the spread and get that moral victory.

I loved this, so I'll leave it here for ya:

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