Sour Rankings: Fake punts galore in Detroit, Andy Reid's promise
The updated Power Rankings arrive on Wednesday. But first, the Sour Rankings take a spin through the worst of the past week in the NFL …
10. All of the fake punts: There were three fake punts attempted in the Detroit-Miami game on Sunday. The first one went off without a hitch -- Detroit's Sam Martin lobbed a pass to fullback Jed Collins for a big gain. (GIF via CJZero)
The next two ... not as great. Miami actually converted one early in the second quarter, on a 4th-and-1, only to be flagged for an illegal shift. Martin then later completed another pass, this time to Isa Abdul-Quddus, but it came up short of a first down.
9. James Harrison in the red zone: At one point during his team's embarrassing loss to the Jets, Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger ran a play-action fake from the 1 and threw to ... Harrison? (GIF via Steelers Depot)
Roethlisberger's explanation, per Scott Brown of ESPN.com: "[Harrison's] not supposed to be in on that play."
8. The Seahawks' mascot goes rogue: At other types of sporting events, there are signs warning fans about objects flying into the stands -- foul balls, deflected pucks, broken bats, etc. There is no such "A live hawk may land on your face" warning in Seattle. But after this weekend, perhaps there should be.
7. Jay Cutler's pick-six: The Bears trailed Green Bay 48-7 heading into the fourth quarter, so the Sunday nighter was already planted in "What else could possibly go wrong?" territory. And then Cutler doinked a pass off his lineman's helmet into the arms of Packers CB Casey Heyward for an 82-yard interception return.
A better look at it:
6. Mario Williams' eyes: To steal a line from Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother: Dude, the eyes. They're crazy.
5. The Cowboys cows: I guess technically they are "cow boys" ...
Those two were part of a herd of similarly dressed fans, sporting names on the backs of their costumes like "D. Mooorray" and "T. Romooo". Seriously.
4. Keenan Lewis' knee: The Saints' cornerback had to be carted to the locker room in the second quarter Sunday after suffering an injury. He later returned to play, which is borderline miraculous when you consider this is what his knee looked like after the game:
3. Green Bay's "fumble recovery": When is a punt block not a punt block? When the punter doesn't even get to kick the ball before it is taken from him. Somehow, Green Bay receiver Jarrett Boykin managed to pull this off Sunday.
2. Disappointed Brock Osweiler: The Broncos' backup quarterback eventually made his way into Sunday's blowout win over Oakland, but just not as early as he hoped. Keep your helmet closer by next time, Brock.
And then after Kansas City rallied to knock off Buffalo, Reid celebrated perhaps as only he can, offering his victorious team "all the Uncrustables" during his postgame speech.
These are Uncrustables, by the way: basically, peanut butter-and-jelly calzones with no crust.