The Miami Dolphins are for real, the “Butt Punt” is now a new catchphrase, and the Buffalo Bills suddenly don’t look so invincible.
Those are three quick takeaways from the Dolphins‘ 21-19 win over the Bills Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
We’ll skip immediately to the “Butt Punt.” As Miami clung to a 21-17 lead and punted from its own end zone with 1:37 remaining in the game, Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead somehow punted the ball directly into the buttocks of his blocker, Trent Sherfield. The ball ricocheted out of the end zone for a safety.
BUTT PUNT pic.twitter.com/LHUyJ86V3x
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) September 25, 2022
It officially goes as a blocked punt. Unofficially, it’s the “Butt Punt.”
That will undoubtedly be the most notable play from this game, but kudos to the Dolphins for pulling off this upset. On defense, they bent but did not break. Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 400 yards, but it took him an inefficient 63 passes to get there. On offense, the Dolphins didn’t air it out the way they did in Week 2, but quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed 13-0f-18 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown. He did that despite taking a hit late in the first half that appeared to leave him shaken up. He returned for the second half to the surprise of many observers.
The loss left Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey so upset that he trashed his workspace in the booth after the game.
Bills OC Ken Dorsey was not happy at the end of the game. pic.twitter.com/F7Jp5IMlFP
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 25, 2022
Dorsey might have relieved some of that stress if he’d just checked out Twitter’s hilarious reactions to the “Butt Punt.”
texting people i haven't spoken to in a decade to make sure they saw the butt punt https://t.co/zacBq6eSQ0
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) September 25, 2022
The Butt Punt.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2022
WE HAVE THE FIRST EVER ‘BUTT PUNT’ pic.twitter.com/1183HbEqpt
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 25, 2022
Butt fumble? I’ll raise you a butt punt.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 25, 2022
A BUTT PUNT! THIS IS ABSURD pic.twitter.com/5x4SyGg4xY
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) September 25, 2022
I can’t say I’ve ever seen a butt block a punt? @PatMcAfeeShow pic.twitter.com/13gvbl2O42
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) September 25, 2022
Can't wait to tell my grandchildren I lost money off the butt punt
— br_betting (@br_betting) September 25, 2022
Laugh if you will, NFL world, at the absurdity of the “Butt Punt.” The Dolphins don’t care. They’re 3-0 after knocking off everyone’s favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.