As far as punting plays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this.

Leading 17-14 against the Indianapolis Colts, the Los Angeles Rams decided to punt the ball away on fourth down. That was sound logic. Then everything went awry.

Before the snap, an upback shifted behind the snapper. That was not a good idea. When the ball was snapped, it hit the same upback that had just shifted. The ball was loose as several players tried to recover it.


The ball was eventually recovered in the end zone by the Indianapolis Colts’ receiver Ashton Dulin for a touchdown as the Colts took the lead. It was Dulin’s first touchdown in the NFL.