With their season in shambles, and wholesale changes seeming inevitable, the New York Jets could have rolled over today against the Minnesota Vikings. They didn't do that, and took the Vikings to overtime. Then they went and pulled a Jets, losing the game and against the spread in one play.
A five point underdog, the Jets looked okay for much of the afternoon. They even let Geno Smith throw the ball today, which they didn't do last week against the Dolphins. Smith went 18/29 for 254 yards, and got his team in position for a tying field goal late in regulation.
Rex Ryan's squad even got the ball to start overtime, and moved the ball into Minnesota territory before having to punt. This meant that the game was sudden death from there on out, and that the Vikings only needed a field goal to win. Of course, a field goal would preserve a cover for Jets bettors, so this was welcome news for them. That is, until it wasn't.
That 87 yard Jarius Wright touchdown gave Minnesota a 30-24 victory, and gave Jets bettors a really bad beat. But something tells me that if you're actually betting on the Jets, you've had a bad season all around.