Bad call impacts point spread

November 18, 2008 6:39:28 AM PST
Eleven turns out to be an unlucky number -- for a lot of Pittsburgh fans.

The Steelers won their game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, in the first ever 11-to-10 final in NFL history.

But here is where it gets a little complicated.

A blown call by the officials on the final play took away a Steelers touchdown on a Chargers' fumble.

While the mistake didn't alter the game's outcome, it had a big impact on the point spread.

The Steelers still won, but not by enough for bettors to also win.

John Avello, of the Wynn resort in Las Vegas, says a lot of people weren't very happy.

He figures $10 million was wagered on the game legally in Nevada.

The NFL says it's taking a closer look at how instant replay is used to prevent future mistakes.


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