The New York Jets pulled to within a game of the first-place Patriots after defeating New England 30-27 in overtime on Sunday thanks to a bizarre, new rule.
Jets kicker Nick Folk kicked a 56-yard field goal in overtime that sailed wide. However, the Jets received a last-second pardon when Patriots rookie Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after pushing a teammate into an opposing lineman.
The penalty, which appeared to be non-essential to the play, gave New York another opportunity to win the game.
Moments later, Folk nailed a 42-yard field goal for the win.
The Jets deserved to win…BUT, that call will be widely discussed for the next 24 hours.