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The Colts and Texans played a nail-biter of an overtime game on Sunday afternoon. Since the line closed at a pick 'em on most books, all you had to do on this one was pick the winner.


And with the game hanging in the balance and the Colts looking at a fourth-and-four in their own territory, head coach Frank Reich made a decision to go for it. Andrew Luck's pass fell incomplete and the Texans took over. Houston then marched the ball down the field and kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired.

​The decision caught heat from many members of the media and some fans alike. But Reich explained in his post-game press conference that he would make the same decision 10 times out of 10.

While all that might sound great in the papers and in the locker room, accepting what would have most likely turned into a tie would have at least returned bettors their money with a push.

That being said, when this situation arises, fans and media always complain that teams don't have the guts to go for it. But when they go for it and fail, they can't believe the team went for it. It's a slippery slope and a tough way to lose money if you bet on the Colts on Sunday.


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