The Houston Texans defied the odds and pulled off a surprising victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Texans were 5.5-point underdogs, making a win seem unlikely. However, one bettor in Florida had faith in the Texans, and their faith paid off handsomely.
The bettor, who placed a $500,000 four-leg parlay wager, won big when the Texans secured a 30-27 victory against the Bengals. The win turned the initial $500,000 bet into a staggering $6 million payout. The parlay bet included several risky predictions, including the Texans beating the Bengals, the total score going over 44.5 points, Devin Singletary scoring a touchdown, and Singletary rushing for more than 51 yards.
The bet seemed even more unlikely as Singletary had not scored a touchdown since December 2022 and had only rushed for more than 51 yards once this season before Sunday’s game. However, with the absence of starter Dameon Pierce due to an ankle injury, Singletary took the opportunity and rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.
The bet was made through the Hard Rock sportsbook, who took to social media to express their surprise at the outcome. The dramatic win and successful parlay bet attracted significant attention, with ESPN’s David Purdum reporting that it is one of the largest payouts on a parlay bet ever reported by a United States sportsbook.
The surprising victory and the massive payout have garnered widespread attention in the sports betting community, highlighting the unpredictable nature of the NFL and the potential for life-changing wins through sports betting.
Matt Young, a sports reporter at the Houston Chronicle, provides coverage of the astonishing win and its impact on the betting world. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Young, who has been with the Chronicle since 2015, proudly represents Houston and delivers in-depth sports analysis to his readers.