Each September, there are typically three or four Sundays when both New York City-area Major League Baseball and National Football League teams play.
If you played a four-team parlay on the moneyline for the New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Giants, and New York Jets each time the four teams played on the same day, you wouldn’t have won that bet for nearly 13 years.
But for the first time since Sept. 27, 2009, both MLB and both NFL clubs were victorious on Sunday–the biggest props going to the Jets for becoming the first NFL team in 21 years to erase a 13-point deficit with less than two minutes remaining in a game.
Mets and Yankees Win as Favorites
The Jets are who made this bet a nice payer, as the other three teams were betting favorites (majorly so, in the Mets’ case).
Starting with the baseball teams, the first-place Mets were hosting lowly Pittsburgh and armed with one of the best pitchers on the planet on the mound in Jacob DeGrom, making the Mets a monster favorite rarely seen in MLB (all of Sunday’s odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook).
|New York Mets||-480|
DeGrom did DeGrom things, striking out 13 batters over 5 1/3 innings of work, setting a record in the process.
But DeGrom did run into trouble, giving up a three-run home run to Oneil Cruz that tied the game.
The Mets, however, rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to break the tie and win 7-3.
In Milwaukee, the Yankees sent Gerrit Cole to the mound while looking to avoid the sweep in Milwaukee at the hands of the Brewers.
|New York Yankees||-185|
Despite a rough start where Cole allowed four runs in the first two innings, the Bronx Bombers were paced by home runs No. 58 and 59 by Aaron Judge to roll to a 12-8 victory.
NFL’s Giants and Jets Come Through for New York
The last time the Giants or Jets were in the playoffs was in 2016, when the Giants earned a wild card berth and lost to Green Bay in the first round. From 2017-21, the Giants had the worst record in the NFL, and the Jets haven’t had a winning season since 2015.
Starting at MetLife Stadium, the 1-0 Giants were coming off an upset victory at Tennessee and were hosting 0-1 Carolina. After being favored by one or two points most of the week, late money came in on Carolina, pushing the Panthers to -1 against the spread and leaving NY a slight underdog on the moneyline.
|New York Giants||-103|
For the second-straight week, the Giants didn’t have much offense in the first half. After sitting tied 6-6 at halftime, Carolina scored a touchdown to take the lead, but Daniel Jones engineered a touchdown drive of his own to tie it at 13.
After trading field goals, Giants kicker Graham Gano put one through from 56 yards out to provide what ended up being the winning points in a 19-16 victory.
After the Giants reached 2-0 for the first time in six seasons, could the Jets get their first win of the year against the 1-0 Cleveland Browns?
With backup quarterback Joe Flacco still looking for his first win as a Jet (after a 24-9 loss to Baltimore in Week 1) and taking on a Browns team that won with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback last week on the road at Carolina, the oddsmakers didn’t like New York’s chances very much.
|New York Jets||+220|
After being tied 14-14 at halftime and 17-17 after three quarters of play, it wasn’t looking good for Gang Green in the fourth quarter. Nick Chubb scored a touchdown with 1:51 remaining to put the Browns ahead 30-17 after what ended up being a crucial missed PAT by Cade York.
The Jets cut the lead to 30-24 on this 66-yard touchdown reception by Corey Davis where Flacco said he was one of the most wide-open receivers he’d ever seen.
It all led to an improbable win with the Jets becoming the first team since the 2001 Chicago Bears (also against the Browns) to overcome a 13-point deficit in the final two minutes–a streak of teams being 2,229-0 in that situation before Sunday.
How Much Could You Have Won on a 4-Team Moneyline Parlay?
The total parlay odds on the four bets turned out to be +1074, so a $10 bet would give you a total payout of $117.40. If you were especially bold and bet $100, you would’ve taken home a cool $1,173.95.
If you’re looking ahead to next weekend and looking to make it two in a row, here are the early Week 3 odds (courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook) when the Jets host AFC champion but 0-2 Cincinnati and the Giants play Dallas on Monday night (the Mets will likely be heavily favored at Oakland while the Yankees should be favorites at home against Boston).
|New York Jets||+185||+4.5|
|New York Giants||-145||-2.5|