The Patriots made an interesting, possibly accidental, decision to kick off to start overtime in their game against the Jets on Sunday, allowing the Jets to score a touchdown and end the contest without New England touching the ball.
The move has been the subject of a lot of criticism and speculation, but New York is letting everyone on Twitter know it supports Bill Belichick’s unconventional call.
"We thought that was the best thing to do."— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 27, 2015
- Bill Belichick on decision to kick off in OT
The Patriots are learning that turnabout is fair play in Twitter trolling, the New England had some fun with New York’s famed “Butt Fumble” before the division rivals met for the first time this season.
The Jets now have a chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the playoffs with a victory over the Bills in Sunday’s season finale. Despite the loss, New England can still get the one seed in the AFC with a win against the Dolphins, and have already secured themselves a first round bye in the postseason.
– Brendan Maloy