The NFL Wild Card weekend saw some major upsets and surprising parlay wins, amidst the shock of the Houston Texans’ upset victory over the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys losing their home winning streak to the Green Bay Packers.
One bettor at DraftKings managed to win $7,505 on a two-leg $5 parlay, which included Packers running back Aaron Jones and Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson scoring 3+ touchdowns in the same game. This was a feat they had only accomplished three times in their entire careers.
Aaron Jones finished the game with 118 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, while Jake Ferguson caught 10 balls for 93 yards and three touchdowns. The bet was secured when Ferguson scored on a 14-yard pass with 3:25 remaining in the game.
In contrast, top wide receiver Jayden Reed of the Packers had a disappointing game, failing to come down with a catch on three targets. Despite this, he jokingly apologized for ruining parlays but also shared his excitement for advancing in the playoffs on social media.
The Green Bay Packers also made history by becoming the first seven seed to win a game in the newly expanded NFL Wild Card format. They were around +285 on the moneyline at kickoff and showed no mercy to a Dallas team that was 8-0 at home.
On the betting front, the Texans’ odds for winning the Super Bowl shrank from +6000 to as low as +1700 at DraftKings following their upset win over the Browns.
Overall, the NFL Wild Card weekend was full of surprises and huge wins for both the teams and the bettors. It was a weekend that will surely be remembered for a long time.