Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski suffered a thigh injury on a missed 57-yard field goal to end the first half in Saturday night’s playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, and was unable to return to the game.

This left the Seahawks with punter Michael Dickson as their kicker, and they chose to work around that by just going for two following two touchdowns in the second half. Seattle succeeded in both two-point attempts, with the last one coming with 1:18 remaining.

That made the score 24-22, which would serve as the final score. Well, that score was significant for the betting community, as the Cowboys were favored by 2.5 points. Had Janikowski been healthy, the Seahawks would’ve just kicked the extra point there to get within three, but his injury forced this two-point attempt.

The touchdown also got the OVER (43 points) to hit.

Here’s some Twitter reaction to the betting impact of Seattle’s eight points late:


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