- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Miami Dolphins‘ Twitter account called this play “the GOAT fake field goal,” but the formation the team lined up in on fourth and goal didn’t look anything like a field goal attempt.

Dolphins punter Matt Haack took a snap and shoveled a pass to kicker Jason Sanders, who reported as an eligible receiver, and Miami converted the weirdest gadget play of the NFL season to date.

Watch Sanders find an opening as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ defense chose to let him by:


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The formation — with five players wide to the left and four wide to the right, leaving Haack behind a lone snapper — evoked the time the Colts attempted a “swinging gate” play against the Patriots in 2015, a play that ended up far less successful than Miami’s trick play Sunday.

The 2-9 Dolphins still trailed the Eagles 21-14 at halftime, but this touchdown alone was worth the price of admission for any Miami fan who came to the game.

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