Bettor cashes out $525K on Pats, but not easily

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="One BetMGM bettor was especially confident in the new-look New England Patriots, and it paid off handsomely on Sunday.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”16″>One BetMGM bettor was especially confident in the new-look New England Patriots, and it paid off handsomely on Sunday. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Patriots pulled out a 21-11 Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins, covering the seven-point spread in the process. That 10-point win yielded a return of $477,272.70 for a bettor who placed a whopping $525,000 wager on Cam Newton and the Patriots to cover the spread.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”17″>The Patriots pulled out a 21-11 Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins, covering the seven-point spread in the process. That 10-point win yielded a return of $477,272.70 for a bettor who placed a whopping $525,000 wager on Cam Newton and the Patriots to cover the spread. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It turned into a nail-biter, too. New England led most of the afternoon, but the Dolphins cut the deficit to 14-11 with 10:31 to play.&nbsp;That put the ball back into the hands of Newton, who was making his first start in a Patriots uniform after Tom Brady departed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.” data-reactid=”22″>It turned into a nail-biter, too. New England led most of the afternoon, but the Dolphins cut the deficit to 14-11 with 10:31 to play. That put the ball back into the hands of Newton, who was making his first start in a Patriots uniform after Tom Brady departed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Newton came through for those who backed the Patriots and the points. He led a 10-play, 75-yard drive, including converting on a fourth-and-1 play via a 4-yard rush from the Miami 5-yard line. On the next play, Sony Michel plunged in from a yard out, expanding the lead to 10 points.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”23″>Newton came through for those who backed the Patriots and the points. He led a 10-play, 75-yard drive, including converting on a fourth-and-1 play via a 4-yard rush from the Miami 5-yard line. On the next play, Sony Michel plunged in from a yard out, expanding the lead to 10 points. 

That fourth-down call and conversion was crucial for Patriots backers. Had Bill Belichick opted to kick the short field goal, his team would have had a six-point lead with Miami inside the seven-point number and about to regain possession.

But the drama did not end there. There was still 5:23 on the clock when the Dolphins regained possession down 10. With a two-score advantage at their disposal, the Patriots defense was comfortable letting Miami gain some yardage in exchange for time coming off the clock. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Dolphins eventually advanced into the red zone. On a third-down play, Ryan Fitzpatrick looked to the end zone, only to be picked off by J.C. Jackson. It was a play that sealed the victory for New England, and put money into the pockets of Patriots backers — but not without a scare.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”28″>The Dolphins eventually advanced into the red zone. On a third-down play, Ryan Fitzpatrick looked to the end zone, only to be picked off by J.C. Jackson. It was a play that sealed the victory for New England, and put money into the pockets of Patriots backers — but not without a scare. 

It was a strong performance from Newton, too. The former NFL MVP completed 15-of-19 passes for 155 yards while rushing for 75 yards and two scores.

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