According to Yahoo Sports, D’Andre Swift’s drop late in the game against the Chicago Bears resulted in a $175,000 betting loss. An anonymous MGM bettor wagered $175,000 for the Lions to cover the 2.5 point spread against the Bears and Swift’s drop was the difference maker.
With less than :10 seconds left in the game, Swift broke free down the sideline and Matt Stafford hit him in the chest as he fell into the end zone. The only problem was he dropped the ball.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 13, 2020
Had Swift caught the ball, Detroit would have taken a 30-27 lead and sealed the victory against the Bears. That would have paid out $159,090.90 on the $175,000 bet, instead some poor sap is going hope broke. Though, anyone who has $175,000 to bet on a football game may not be best described as “poor” or “broke.”
Whoever bet that $175,000 had less faith in Mitch Trubisky than the Chicago fans during the first three quarters yesterday. Before going 8-10 and throwing three touchdowns in the fourth, Trubisky was less than impressive to open the 2020 season. That all changed when Anthony Miller caught the go ahead touchdown with 1:54 to play. Again though, had Swift caught the ball it would have been all for nothing.
Here’s some of the best tweets about Swift’s drop:
DeAndre Swift definitely should walk home for that drop
— Chino (@Chino_Lucas1) September 13, 2020
Deandre Swift needs to be mopping floors next week after that drop.
— Joe (@BlackestNerd) September 13, 2020
Lions fans wacthing DeAndre Swift drop that game winning lass pic.twitter.com/7guqaImPL9
— Brian (@Bri26_) September 13, 2020
HOW DO YOU DROP THAT BALL!!!!!
Unbelievable. Deandre Swift WUT YOU DOING!!!!!!!!
— Deke Zucker (@Barstool_Quotes) September 13, 2020
Deandre Swift should get cut instantly for that drop, wow.
— Joey Lewis, LAT, ATC (@JoeyLew46) September 13, 2020
Man, the drop will haunt Deandre Swift
— East Atlanta Santa (@Ryne_Alexander) September 13, 2020
Holy shit Deandre Swift how the fuck do you drop a wide open pass in the end zone?!?!!!! That is so brutal
— C.Fish (@CFish4eva) September 13, 2020
FUCK DEANDRE SWIFT YOU CANNOT DROP THAT SHIT
— PROSPECT SZN (@tigers_town) September 13, 2020
Damn DeAndre Swift might wanna sleep with one eye open after that drop… yikes! Terrible drop
— Coach Josh Ginaitt (@CoachJoshPHS) September 13, 2020
It’s the tale of two cities today with Chicago fans rejoicing a 1-0 start while Lions fans debate if their running back should be cut after dropping a simple pass.
Here’s the best part, the Lions fans spelled his name wrong in every single one of those tweets. Haha.
Can’t wait for Week 2.