After a pair of divisional matchups from the weekend had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 breakouts, the NFL has an unusual two-game Tuesday night slate. The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting the Washington Football Team on one coast. The Los Angeles Rams, on the other hand, are playing the Seattle Seahawks at home.
One of the strangest incidents in the NFL this season occurred in the first game. On third-and-1 from their own 22, the Eagles chose to have Jalen Hurts toss the ball.
It was a simple pitch-and-catch to his tight end Dallas Goedert, but he couldn’t keep it. When it appeared that the ball had touched the ground, Philadelphia’s punt squad ran onto the field.
The issue is that the ball did not land on the ground. Instead, it landed squarely in the path of Goedert’s right heel. It went right up into the air, and Landon Collins was able to secure it for an interception in one of the more amazing heads-up plays we’ve seen this year.
Collins may have marched into the end zone if the play had been labeled a pick on the field. Washington, on the other hand, scored a few plays later, but at least it wasn’t on a bizarre pick six.