Even the season’s most bizarre touchdown was disregarded. But who gives a fig about that? The tiniest of details, guys! Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Robert Hunt produced one of the most memorable — and most unlikely — plays of the year. Hunt made a head-over-heels run to the end zone in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens after catching a botched dump ball from Tua Tagovailoa at the 12-yard line and weaving his way inside the 5-yard line. If Hunt hadn’t lost possession of the ball before it crossed the goal line, it would have been deemed a touchdown. However, since he wasn’t an eligible receiver, he couldn’t be the first person to touch Tua’s throw. Regardless, it doesn’t matter. Even after all these years, the show must go on.
During the 2020 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that Antonio Brown will be subject to a zero-tolerance policy. He’d be gone in a heartbeat. Brown was rumoured to have used a fraudulent immunisation card to bypass NFL Covid-19 procedures earlier this season, but the Buccaneers didn’t discharge him. Perhaps winning the Super Bowl last season gave him an extra strike.
Brown was able to withstand the first attack, but he couldn’t withstand the second. According to reports, Brown declined to play in Tampa Bay’s comeback triumph against the New York Jets on Jan. 2 because of what was supposed to be an injury. He ran off the field after throwing his jersey and pads into the crowd. He was also informed that he was no longer a member of the team, either before or after his untimely departure. A few days after that, it was made official.
The finest game of the regular season was left for the end of the season. This Sunday Night Football matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers was spectacular, even if there were no playoff ramifications making this one of the best NFL odds for bettors to bet on at the time. Despite being down by 15, the Chargers scored twice and added a 2-point conversion in the final quarter to force overtime. Daniel Carlson kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give the Raiders the win.
The game became even more bizarre when some outlandish playoffs scenarios were thrown into the mix. Unless there was a tie, this was a win or go home scenario for each side — unless it ended in a draw. The Pittsburgh Steelers would have been knocked out of the playoffs if the game had ended in a draw. The Steelers would have qualified for the playoffs with a win or a loss rather than a draw. When the game went into overtime and was deadlocked with two seconds left, Pittsburgh was on the verge of disaster. At one point, it seemed like Las Vegas might be satisfied to let the clock run out and settle for a draw, but the Raiders changed their mind during a late timeout by Los Angeles and chose to go for the knockout blow instead. Steelers fans will be sending Christmas cards to Carlson in 2022.