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Cheeseheads aren’t the only ones who got shut down and left out in the cold Sunday afternoon by the Seahawks’ unbelievable comeback.

In case you missed it, yesterday’s game was looking pretty bleak for the Seahawks until very nearly the end. They overcame a 16-0 deficit to beat Green Bay in overtime, 28-22.

In a “wild finish,” money was exchanging hands fast and furiously in Vegas. “The money line odds at William Hill’s live betting changed 291 times during the game,” ESPN reported. “Trailing 19-7 with five minutes to play, Seattle was a 30-1 underdog to come back to win the game after Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw his fourth interception with 5:13 to play.

“Seattle’s miraculous comeback was a killer for the MGM sportsbook. In the final hour before kickoff, the MGM took a six-figure bet on the Packers plus-8.5; a six-figure bet on over 44.5; a six-figure bet on the Seattle money line, and a six-figure teaser bet on Green Bay and the over. They all cashed.”

In other words, they all lost big. MGM’s VP of race and sports Jay Rood called it “very brutal” night of betting.

You know what else was brutal? Leaving the game early. If you were one of these sad Seahawks fans hanging outside the stadium, as KREM 2’s Jane McCarthy reported, well, you feel bad enough as it is. Her Twitter feed and those of KING5 reporters Josh Green and Chris Daniels are like a blue-and-green trail of tears:

The Seahawks will play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.  ESPN is already reporting that the Seahawks are the picked favorite to win over New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.


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