The NFL is making a change to the stat associated with the Dolphins’ infamous “butt punt” from their 21–19 win against the Bills on Sunday.
The league officially changed the “butt punt” from a blocked punt by the Bills to a minus-1 yard punt made by Miami’s Thomas Morstead. For fantasy players, it is worth noting, as the Bills’ defense will no longer be credited with a blocked punt and will lose a point or so, depending on league scoring settings, as a result.
The punt came in a critical moment and could’ve easily led to a Dolphins loss. With a 21–17 lead with under two minutes to play in the game, the Dolphins were forced to punt from their own endzone. Morstead tried to get the ball out of the backfield quickly but instead booted the ball into the backside of his personal protector, Trent Sherfield.
As a result, the ball ricocheted backward and out of the end zone for a safety. While Miami held on to win the game, Dolphins special teams coordinator Danny Crossman was not smiling afterwards.
“Absolutely zero amusement and 100% critical mistake that has an opportunity to possibly lose a game,” he said, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “It never will get a smile from me.”
Miami (3–0) is one of two teams—Eagles—that are still undefeated this season.
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