Dec 18, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones (55) stiff-arms New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) on the way to scoring a touchdown at the end of the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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Raiders’ miracle TD crushes Las Vegas sportsbooks

The New England Patriots were not the only ones to take a brutal loss in Las Vegas on Sunday.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the miracle final play that gave the Las Vegas Raiders the most unlikely of victories was also a crushing blow to the city’s sportsbooks.

With the game tied 24-24, the Patriots tried multiple laterals on the final play in an effort to avoid overtime. Instead, a long lateral by the Patriots’ Jakobi Meyers found its way into the hands of the Raiders’ Chandler Jones near midfield.

Jones bolted for the end zone after applying a stiff arm to Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, handing the Raiders a gift 30-24 victory to kick off Christmas week.

The play allowed the Raiders to cover the 2 1/2-point betting spread. According to the report, the most improbable of touchdowns created a “seven-figure swing” in the favor of bettors.

“It killed us. It was terrible. We needed the Patriots pretty big,” South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews told the Review-Journal. “I really believe that’s the dumbest play I’ve ever seen.”

The report also indicated the play was responsible for gift wrapping $300,000 to one bettor on a straight bet with the Raiders -1.

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