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Minty Bets breaks down the struggle of NFL kickers in the Week 5 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals.
MINTY BETS: Welcome to "The Mint," a sports betting show where we're not trying to make you money. We're just trying to make sure you don't lose it all. I'm Minty Bets, and today we need to talk about kickers. If you live under a rock, you probably haven't heard about the very thrilling exchange of field goals missed on Sunday at the Green Bay Cincinnati game. The Packers closed as two point favorites.
And they were the most bet team this week. With about two minutes left in the fourth quarter, Mason Crosby attempted a 36 yard field goal. Miss. Evan McPherson thought he could save the day with the 57 yard field goal. Missed. Mason Crosby thought he could redeem himself with a 51 yarder right before time expired and missed. In the start of OT, Joey B threw a pick, and the Packers had their chance to end everyone's misery with a field goal. Missed. The Bengals had a chance to win the game with a 49 yard field goal, and they got it. Oh, wait, no. I'm sorry, they missed you.
- You blew it!
MINTY BETS: At long last, Mason Crosby kicked off all that bad juju and made the game winning field goal. The Packers won and covered 25-22. Fantasy analyst Liz Loza put it best when she said, "Mercury apparently retrograde the hardest in Cincinnati." So true, Liz. So true. Look, we all have rough days at work. But when kicking is your only job, don't expect football fans and bettors to not be angry at you. Moral of the story is, kickers simply can't be trusted. I'm Minty Bets, and this has been "The Mint."