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Texas TV station cuts away from Texans win before it was over

Project Runway - Front Row - September 2017 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Hosts Tim Gunn (L) and Heidi Klum attends the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

Dimitrios Kambouris

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.