With out the result-altering end, in fact. Although they did not get to observe stay as Bengals middle Russell Bodine obtained laid out by the Texans’ J.J. Watt on the finish of Houston’s thirteen-9 win in Cincinnati.
The NBC affiliate was so wanting to have its newscasters rejoice the Texans’ win over the Bengals that it minimize away from the NBC/NFL Community telecast with two seconds to play and the result nonetheless unsure.
With the clock at 10:30 p.m. and the sport clock displaying zero:00 earlier than officers added two seconds for one ultimate play, Channel 2 dumped the community broadcast and rolled its Information 2 Houston graphic with the cheery voice of anchor Invoice Balleza: “Nicely, second or no second added, we start tonight with that Texans’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.”
“You noticed it proper right here on Channel 2 simply moments in the past,” chirped anchor Dominique Sachse.
Whereas the station confirmed highlights and switched to anchor Keith Garvin and sports activities director Randy McIlvoy in Cincinnati, followers watching on NFL Community noticed the ultimate play, which featured 4 downfield laterals by the Bengals earlier than J.J. Watt made the ultimate cease to finish the sport.
McIlvoy and Garvin acknowledged on digital camera that the ultimate play happened off digital camera, and Channel 2 aired the play throughout its sportscast about 20 minutes later.
Solely you did not. Not all of it, at the least.
Many Bengals followers want they might have missed it.