Falcons’ collapse helps Vegas sportsbooks to best week of season

Falcons’ collapse helps Vegas sportsbooks to best week of season

Sir Winston Churchill wasn’t talking about gamblers when he said “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

But he could have been as countless sports bettors who didn’t learn from the Falcons’ history of choking were doomed to lose their wagers Sunday.

Atlanta, which closed as a 2½-point favorite over Chicago, became the first team in NFL history to lose back-to-back games in which it led by 15 or more points in the fourth quarter, blowing a 26-10 lead in the final 6 minutes, 20 seconds of a 30-26 loss.

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