After winning the coin toss in overtime, the New England Patriots accidentally elected to kickoff to the New York Jets, rather than receive the ball. This resulted in the Jets scoring the winning touchdown.
— NFL (@NFL) December 27, 2015
The exchange that could help send the Jets to the playoffs… pic.twitter.com/5ErbnKUyfE
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2015
It instantly became fodder for jokes and ridicule toward the Patriots.
Replay of Patriots coin toss is fantastic. Could watch that all day. Might.
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) December 27, 2015
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) December 27, 2015
Some have compared it to Steve Harvey’s inadvertent announcement of the wrong Miss Universe last weekend.
— Josh C (@CvillePatriot) December 27, 2015
Patriots during the overtime coin toss pic.twitter.com/7I1oCP9HQa
— Rich Hill (@PP_Rich_Hill) December 27, 2015
Did the patriots send Steve Harvey in for the coin toss??
— fanghua (@fanghua_lou) December 27, 2015
Oh Patriots… pic.twitter.com/u0kkODhLim
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 27, 2015
— —– Kev © —– (@MrMetKevC) December 27, 2015
— Jeremy Miracle (@Wermzilla) December 27, 2015
Harvey was able to correct his mistake before the competition had ended. The Patriots weren’t as fortunate.
The Patriots may rank in the top 10 for most offensive categories, but rank last in the coin toss… #SteveHarvey
— Ricky (@rickyg12355) December 27, 2015
The coin toss that was heard around the world…