The Lions’ dominant pass rush won one FanDuel Sportsbook bettor a massive payout during “Monday Night Football” this week.
JD of GoldBoys.com wagered $1,000 on six-plus sacks and $1,500 on five-plus sacks for the Detroit defense against the Las Vegas Raiders, and they delivered, getting to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo six times.
The bets were set at +1300 and +4000, respectively, bringing in $62,000 in winnings — a profit of $59,500.
The bettor rightly predicted one of the more impressive defensive line performances in recent years.
The Lions pressured Garoppolo on 71.4 percent of his drop-backs, which was the highest pressure rate by a defense in a game since 2018, according to Next Gen Stats.
Detroit held Garoppolo to just 126 yards on 10-for-21 passing with an interception and a 46.9 passer rating.
The Lions’ pass rush has been much improved this season.
Their 21 sacks this season are the 12th-most in the NFL after finishing last season with just 39.
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Detroit has also held opposing quarterbacks to an 84.5 passer rating (10th best), which is a step up from the 94.2 rating they allowed in 2022.
The defense took advantage of a Raiders offensive line that has struggled to protect the quarterback.
Las Vegas has allowed the 10th-most sacks (22) and 11th-highest sack percentage (7.75 percent).
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