Bad Call

NFL’s $64 Million Reversal

Fans of the Steelers probably sighed in relief when a final-play pickoff by Troy Polamalu thwarted the Chargers’ comeback try. Those who bet on the Steelers, however, were in for a longer night. Polamalu’s touchdown pushed the Steelers over their five-point spread, but in a decision that they would later admit was incorrect, officials reviewed the play and overturned it—to the tune of $32 million in Vegas. Sixty-six percent of money bet on the game was placed on the Steelers, so that means the windfall from this error went directly to the house.