Another day of football, another bad beat on the dreaded lateral play.
The New York Jets competed hard against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday as 3.5-point underdogs. With 18 seconds on the clock, Jason Sanders hit a field goal to put the Dolphins ahead 9-6.
Any Jets bettor who felt comfortable hasn't been betting on football for very long.
The multiple lateral play — dubbed "Pitchy Pitchy Woo Woo" by ESPN's Scott Van Pelt — was still to come. And the Jets screwed it up.
After a few laterals, Jets receiver Elijah Moore flipped it wildly toward the end zone, it got kicked around and then there was an uncertain call by the official. It was ruled a safety, which meant an 11-6 Dolphins win and a bad beat for Jets +3.5 bettors.
There's not much worse in betting than sitting through three hours of football, having the right side with an underdog, and watching that team throw it away on a lateral play that has almost no chance to work. The Jets didn't care if they lost by three points or five. Plenty of others did.