Paddy Power punter pockets £1k from 250/1 NFL London Bet Builder

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One savvvy Paddy Power punter celebrated the return of the NFL to London in style last weekend by firing in a 250/1 five-fold £5 Bet Builder and riding off into the sunset £1,250 better off.

Minnesota Vikings did battle with the New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and it didn’t disappoint, leaving our successful bettor sweating right until the very end before he landed the loot.

So, what selections bought in the huge Bet Builder punt?

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Well, Alexander Mattison to be the first touchdown scorer was the first leg and it duly clicked when the understudy to star RB Dalvin Cook, took a screen pass from Kirk Cousins midway through the first quarter to open the scoring.

With star WR Michael Thomas ruled out, Chris Olave Anytime Touchdown scorer proved to be a wise wager as he managed to secure a four-yard pass from Andy Dalton and just get into the end zone to secure his first NFL TD.

The score sat at a tense 16-14 entering the 4th Quarter, and our winning bettor needed both sides to get a move on to pass the Total Match Points Over 41.5 mark. A chaotic final 15 minutes saw a thrilling 23 points scored as our punter eventually cruised home on this leg.

Heading into the final minute, Olave had a TD and 35 receiving yards in the bag. But our punter needed more, and so did New Orleans, being three points down. With the first play of the final drive, Olave delivered. He hauled in a deep pass from Dalton for 32 yards, taking him Over 59.5 Receiving Yards. Phew!

With four legs up, it came down to the unique situation of wanting New Orleans to miss their game-ending field goal attempt in order to lose by three instead of making it and going to overtime where they could possibly lose by six.

In agonising fashion, Wil Lutz’s attempt from 61 yards first hit the upright and then the crossbar, rebounding back out and handing the Vikings a three-point win meaning Saints (+4.5) also clicked, sealing the big fat W on our punter’s 250/1 Bet Builder. Fair play!

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