The New England Patriots lost to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday in the strangest way when Raiders DE Chandler Jones returned a lateral from Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers 48 yards for a touchdown. The game should’ve been in overtime.

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick did his best to explain what happened as he told reporters, “The play didn’t work. Made a mistake on the play.”

Belichick revealed that they could not try for a Hail Mary, because QB Mac Jones could not throw the ball far enough.

“Couldn’t throw it that far,” Belichick told reporters.

The Patriots fell to 7-7 on the year with the defeat. They have a tough matchup next week at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Christmas Eve.

New England Patriots QB Mac Jones. Photo courtsey of AP Photo/John Locher

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