Call it a modern twist on the Heidi game.
A Houston television station cut away from last night’s Texans-Bengals game early, missing the last two seconds.
Those two seconds included the Bengals’ wild lateral, as they tried to do whatever they could to avoid the 13-9 loss.
But according to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle, KPRC viewers missed the ending, when the station went to the news. Local affiliates get a simulcast the NFL Network feed of Thursday games.
When the clock his 11:30 ET, the station rolled their graphics for News 2 Houston. Anchor Bill Balleza said: “Well, second or no second added, we begin tonight with that Texans’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.”
“You saw it right here on Channel 2 just moments ago,” added anchor Dominique Sachse.
Of course, if the Bengals had made a miracle happen, they wouldn’t have. And many fans in Houston watching the game had to be wondering by that point why KPRC waited so long.