Former Arizona State football star Brock Osweiler led the Miami Dolphins to a surprising win over the Chicago Bears in Week 6 of the NFL season.
Prior to the Miami Dolphins-Chicago Bears game on Sunday, I wrote on Heat Waved that Arizona State football fans were hoping Brock Osweiler would “prove folks wrong” and perform well in his first start of 2018. It was wishful thinking, sure, but I legitimately feel Osweiler is better than he gets credit for. A few hours (and three touchdowns) later, not only did he pull off a huge win for the Dolphins but he did, in fact, prove a TON of folks wrong. And it hit them where it really hurts: in their wallets.
Osweiler and the Miami Dolphins pulled off a 31-28 overtime win over the heavily-favored Bears, a game that, according to ESPN and MGM Sportsbooks, “didn’t have much on the Miami Dolphins at all.”
Per the article:
Bears-Dolphins was the most-heavily bet of the early kickoffs Sunday, attracting nearly twice the amount of money wagered as any other game at that point in the day. Eighty-five percent of the money wagered was on the Bears, including several high-five-figure bets and a customer that bet $110,000 on Chicago across two tickets in a span of 30 minutes. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the same bettor also placed a $100,000 two-team parlay bet on the Bears and Los Angeles Rams.
Folks were betting the Bears all week, even before it was revealed Ryan Tannehill was out, but when Brock Osweiler was announced as the starter, money really rolled in on Chicago. Additionally, in a sign that bets were coming in on the favorite, the line jumped from Chicago -3 to Chicago -7 by kickoff.
Osweiler finished with 380 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and a huge boost in public trust. On the season, he has a 102 quarterback rating, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.
As of now, the Dolphins’ next opponent, the Detroit Lions, are preparing for Osweiler and Tannehill. While Arizona State football fans don’t normally follow the Dolphins, you can bet we’ll be watching again if Osweiler gets another nod. Again, Brock, the ASU faithful is behind you.