Was Miami's Butt Block the NFL’s greatest sports blooper since the Butt Fumble?

From the division that introduced us the Butt Fumble got here a worthwhile sequel from the Miami Dolphins within the wild, closing minutes of their 21-19 win over the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen threw 63 passes, which is an absurd quantity for such a low-scoring affair. Butt his efforts have been the subplot to the gridiron hijinks that included a Dolphins Butt Block and Isaiah McKenzie’s short-circuited stopping him from getting out of bounds on the ultimate play of regulation.

The chaotic closing minutes featured a litany of busted performs, however none fairly just like the Butt Block. After Tua Tagovailoa inexplicably tried a go from their very own 1-yard-line as a substitute of gaining a yard or two on the bottom and drawing one other 40 seconds off the clock, the Dolphins put their punter Thomas Morstead between a rock and exhausting place. With the sideline inches away, and the Bills punt block unit bearing down on him, Morstead appeared to shank the punt backward into a security for the Bills. The two factors awarded to Buffalo additionally meant that regardless of having zero timeouts remaining, they’d be in place for a win in the event that they reached discipline objective vary. However, upon additional overview, it turned obvious that Morstead’s punt really bounced off the cheeks of Morstead’s private protector.

Miami’s Butt Block will go down in sports activities blooper lore alongside Randy Moss mooning Packers followers, Mark Sanchez getting the Rickishi Stinkface ending transfer from his proper guard, and Browns tight finish Gary Barnidge’s “butt catch” (deletes Google historical past).

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After the Butt Block, the Bills’ offense discovered themselves ready to grab victory from the jaws of defeat. Allen superior the ball to the Dolphins’ 43-yard line, nevertheless, a holding name on David Quessenberry with 18-seconds remaining pushed the Bills again to the opposite facet of midfield on the Buffalo 47-yard-line.

Buffalo’s collapsing pocket practically corralled Allen for a sack earlier than he tossed a shovel go to receiver Isaiah McKenzie. However, as a substitute of taking a direct path to the sideline, in order that Tyler Bass might trot out for a game-winning 58-yard discipline objective. McKenzie tried to juke a defender, darted ahead making an attempt to realize the primary, and was tackled inbounds leaving the Bills scrambling to spike the ball earlier than time expired.

The Bills nonetheless had time to snap the ball as soon as the officers noticed the ball, however third-string middle Greg Mancz didn’t snap the ball earlier than the clock expired. Mancz was solely below middle after an harm to second-string middle Greg Van Roten.

Watching from the sales space, offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey went absolutely berserk.

Thankfully, no tablets were broken in the process.

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