Extra Point if Hail Mary Worked?

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If New England had scored on that last play hail mary pass, would there have been an extra point kicked? That would have changed the point spread result. I imagine, in that case, New England would have just downed the ball rather than risk having it blocked and returned for a tying two points. And in that case, the gamblers would have gone crazy, especially Patriot backers. I submit that would have qualified as the biggest and wildest pointspread outcome in gambling history, affecting many millions of dollars wagered.
 

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Fascinating thought EV.

I just assumed they would have kicked.

Unreal game from a betting perspective.
 
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Yes, there would have been an extra point kicked. Only in OT do they not kick XP after a TD.
 

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If New England had scored on that last play hail mary pass, would there have been an extra point kicked? That would have changed the point spread result. I imagine, in that case, New England would have just downed the ball rather than risk having it blocked and returned for a tying two points. And in that case, the gamblers would have gone crazy, especially Patriot backers. I submit that would have qualified as the biggest and wildest pointspread outcome in gambling history, affecting many millions of dollars wagered.

They would have kicked it. Can't return XP attempt for points in the NFL.
 

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They kick the XP
 

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Some will remember a game in 1998 at New England. The Bills led 21-17 with one snap left in the game. Drew Bledsoe threw a semi hail mary (from about 35 yards) into the end zone that was incomplete. The zebras got involved and called pass interference. The Patriots had 1 untimed down from the one yard and scored. Buffalo was pissed and left the field. The Patriots were required to run an extra point play. They did it with no Buffalo Bills on the field and handed the ball to Adam Vinatieri who scored for a two point conversion (which allowed NE to cover the spread).
 

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Some will remember a game in 1998 at New England. The Bills led 21-17 with one snap left in the game. Drew Bledsoe threw a semi hail mary (from about 35 yards) into the end zone that was incomplete. The zebras got involved and called pass interference. The Patriots had 1 untimed down from the one yard and scored. Buffalo was pissed and left the field. The Patriots were required to run an extra point play. They did it with no Buffalo Bills on the field and handed the ball to Adam Vinatieri who scored for a two point conversion (which allowed NE to cover the spread).

I was at that game. One of the most incredible finishes for numerous reasons.
 

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Some will remember a game in 1998 at New England. The Bills led 21-17 with one snap left in the game. Drew Bledsoe threw a semi hail mary (from about 35 yards) into the end zone that was incomplete. The zebras got involved and called pass interference. The Patriots had 1 untimed down from the one yard and scored. Buffalo was pissed and left the field. The Patriots were required to run an extra point play. They did it with no Buffalo Bills on the field and handed the ball to Adam Vinatieri who scored for a two point conversion (which allowed NE to cover the spread).

Their you go! This is the game I wrote about in a different post. The details escaped me but I knew the result was an uncontested 2 that effected the wagering. Nice recollection CAS!
 

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Their you go! This is the game I wrote about in a different post. The details escaped me but I knew the result was an uncontested 2 that effected the wagering. Nice recollection CAS!


Found this 2 page New York Times article recapping the events. I'd forgotten about the bogus 4th down call that kept the drive alive. This was obviously before instant replay.
I did have the Bills +3 in that game. At the time I didn't know that the scoring team had to attempt the XP, but I soon found out.

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/30/s...triots-while-jets-help-themselves-timely.html
 

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