Historic Vikings Return, Bats Catastrophe, and more

How wild was Week 15? Wild enough that this once-in-a-lifetime stunning finish doesn’t rank high on this list.

In a wacky contest that saw the Raiders blow out another multi-touchdown lead, the Patriots found themselves at their own 45-yard line with three seconds left and the score tied at 24-24. What play would you call in this case? Don’t play – just take a knee! Go into overtime and let Josh McDaniels’ Raiders strike themselves again.

but not. New England elected to hand the ball over to Ramonder Stephenson On drawing a gun. Well, just get off and head to the extra period, right? No. After earning a piece, with zero seconds left on the clock, Stephenson decided to put the ball to a side Jacoby MyersThat’s when the Patriots went from irresponsible to incomprehensible. Myers, a former quarterback, unloaded a lob across the field that was intended for him Mac Jones …but it fell directly into the hands Chandler Jones. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound former Patriots proceeded to arm the quarterback in limbo and rush into the end zone for The most unfathomable drop you will ever see. I saw him live. I’ve seen the replay nearly 7,000 times. me resident I do not believe that.

When was the last time a team scored the game winning TD on a fumble recovery with no time left? Back in 1978, when Raiders TE Dave Casper dropped the ball in the end zone to beat the Chargers The famous holy roller. This franchise is quite familiar to the Theater of the Absurd.

The Patriots finished (7-7). They can’t recover from this, especially given their remaining schedule: vs. CincinnatiAnd the against MiamiAnd the in Buffalo. Good for the Raiders, though. At 6-8, they certainly didn’t live up to pre-season expectations, but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting way to win a game in front of your home crowd.

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