Rarely, if ever, do lateral plays work in the NFL, but unfortunately for the Patriots, rarely does not mean never. On Sunday, with Dolphins trailing late in the 4th quarter, the impossible happened. Miami was able to score on a lateral play that ended with a Kenyan Drake touchdown as the Dolphins beat the Patriots 34-33 on the final play of the game.
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It was a great play, but according Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, whose Vikings battle the Dolphins on Sunday, this play should have never happened.
“I think that obviously they did a great job of being able to move the ball down the field that way,” Zimmer said on Wednesday. “There’s a little of both, they did a great job, I feel bad for New England because they got beat on a play that probably shouldn’t have happened. But it did, and the more that you’re in the NFL you see these kind of things all of the time, the Hail Mary by [Aaron] Rodgers and all the different things that go on. That’s why I’m never comfortable until that last zero hits the clock.”
The play should not have happened, but that is one of the great things about football and sports in general, anything can happen!