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Thomas Morstead and Dolphins Survive Butt Punt to Beat Bills

There are a handful of performs in N.F.L. historical past that may be described in two phrases.

Huge Proper. Helmet Catch. Immaculate Reception. And naturally, Butt Fumble.

This week introduced us the Butt Putt.

In the one recreation this weekend that featured two 2-0, the Miami Dolphins, coming off a six-touchdown recreation by Tua Tagovailoa, hosted the Buffalo Payments, the early Tremendous Bowl favorites. However the recreation is unlikely to be remembered for high quality catches, nice runs or punishing sacks.

Miami had a 21-17 lead with simply over a minute and a half left, however had reached fourth down deep in their very own territory.

Thomas Morstead set as much as punt in the long run zone. The snap was high quality, the catch was high quality, and there appeared no cause that the kick wouldn’t be high quality.

Then a split-second later it caromed off the rear finish of broad receiver Trent Sherfield for a security.

Sherfield had drifted again on the lookout for somebody to dam. However contemplating the confined area of the top zone, he had drifted again too far, proper into the trail of Morstead. The ball smacked into Sherfield’s bottom, popped excessive within the air after which again out of the top zone. The ensuing 2 factors for the Payments closed the hole to 2, that means the Payments might now win with a area purpose.

Apart from Miami followers, the story would have been quite a bit higher had Buffalo come again to win. Alas, time ran out on the Payments, and Miami held on, 21-19, for a 3-0 begin. They’re certainly one of solely two groups with that mark within the league, together with the Philadelphia Eagles. (The Giants can be part of them with a win Monday evening towards the Cowboys.)

Essentially the most well-known play involving a posterior got here on Thanksgiving 2012, the notorious Butt Fumble. Quarterback Mark Sanchez of the Jets ran face first into the buttocks of his teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled. The Jets misplaced to the New England Patriots, 49-19.

The now retired Sanchez good-humoredly joined the refrain delighting within the newest gluteus-related incident, tweeting “Woah … keep out of my lane bro” to Morstead.

There was a minimum of one different goofy play within the recreation, and this time the Payments have been the victims. With seconds left within the half and the rating tied, 14-14, the Payments lined up shortly on the Dolphins’ 34-yard line for a spike. However Josh Allen as a substitute abruptly threw a swing go to Stefon Diggs, who couldn’t get out of bounds earlier than time expired.

Allen wasn’t making an attempt a faux spike, as some followers instantly guessed. He had bobbled the snap, gave the impression to be unable to spike it, and improvised unsuccessfully.

It was a misbegotten play, however one that’s unlikely to get its personal title, since no rear ends have been concerned.

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