NFL betting: Pats backers stung after dubious FG
.Backers of the New England Patriots were hit hard Sunday afternoon as
the New York Jets prevailed 30-27 in overtime on a controversial field
goal by kicker Nick Folk
The Pats closed as 3.5-point road faves and squandered a 21-10 halftime lead as the Jets racked up 17 points in the third quarter.
New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski tied the game with 16 seconds remaining on a 44-yard field goal, forcing overtime in the heated-AFC East battle.
It was in OT when a new penalty had been enforced.
Folk missed a 56-yard attempt, but it was called back when Chris Jones was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for pushing a fellow Patriot forward in an attempt to block the kick.
The Jets conservatively ran the ball three times and promptly set up for a much easier 42 yarder, which Folk hit, giving the Jets the victory.
Per Mike Perry, an oddsmaker at Sportsbook.ag
, the Jets were 20/1 in live betting early in the third quarter before they mounted their comeback.
Perry also confirmed that they had two players who each placed $500 wagers on the Jets at that 20/1 clip in live betting.