From London to Los Angeles, there was action aplenty during Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season.
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Following a frenetic weekend of thrills and spills across two different continents, here’s some of the other classy, chaotic and comical moments that you might’ve of missed:
Falcons get creative in London
For whatever reason, the Falcons’ kicking net didn’t make the trip across the pond with the team, leaving them to come up with a creative solution involving a pair of step ladders and a soccer net borrowed from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
British ingenuity at work: It appears the Falcons don’t have their sideline kicking net. NO PROBLEM. pic.twitter.com/lawY6Xph2r
— Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) October 10, 2021
The temporary apparatus seemed to work well enough for Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo, who was a perfect 5/5 on the day as the Falcons won 27-20.
Browns deliberately carry opposition player in for touchdown
Desperate times call for desperate measures and nothing screams desperation more than carrying an opposition running-back into your own end zone in an effort to deliberately give up a touchdown.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 10, 2021
BIG BRAINS on The Brahns 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LRMddhlqdJ
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 10, 2021
The ploy to purposely concede points stopped the Chargers from running down the game clock before kicking a game-winning field goal and gave the Browns one last chance to possess the ball in the hope of regaining the lead.
The plan didn’t work though, with the Chargers’ defence hanging tough to secure a 47-42 victory.
Chiefs play ‘who’s the quarterback?’
— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2021
— Mitchel Summers (@WIBWMitchel) October 11, 2021
Winston’s Hail Mary heave
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston delivered the first Hail Mary pass of the 2021 season during the Saints’ 33-22 win over the Washington Football Team.
With time expiring at the end of the first half, Winston heaved the ball toward the end zone from his own 45-yard line, before Marquez Callaway reeled in the unlikely catch.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 10, 2021
Bengals kicker celebrates missed field-goal
It was an historically rough week for kickers right across the NFL, but nothing epitomised their struggles more than Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson mistakenly celebrating a missed game-winner against the Green Bay Packers.
McPherson turned his gaze away from the uprights to begin celebrating, only for the ball to drift wide at the last moment.
Bengals kicker Evan McPherson celebrated a field goal that he missed pic.twitter.com/R6nVpIGgsP
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) October 10, 2021
How embarrassed is that Bengals kicker.? He jumped into lineman’s arms celebrating thinking he made the kicked, but he actually missed it. That’s on a blooper reel 4ever. #PackersBengals
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 10, 2021
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