Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead punts the ball off his blocker. Sep 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead (4) punts the ball into the backside of wide receiver Trent Sherfield (14) resulting in a safety for the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

Dorsey might have relieved some of that stress if he’d just checked out Twitter’s hilarious reactions to the “Butt Punt.”

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.

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