This Weekend in NFL Stupid highlights the dumbest moments and decisions in football throughout the season. Coming out of Week 8, we’re focusing on two overly conservative situational miscues from NFC East head coaches.

The stupidest of the stupid

Down two touchdowns with 5:37 remaining, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles decided to punt on a 4th-and-13. Do you seriously think you have a better chance at getting the ball back TWICE and scoring TWO touchdowns in the final five minutes than you do at completing a 13-yard pass on fourth down and then scoring, getting it back and scoring again? This should be common sense…

Down 15 points with 11:30 remaining, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase decided to kick a 46-yard field goal on a 4th-and-4. Congratulations on making a two-score game a two-score game, Adam! You needed two touchdowns, now you still do.

The Jets only got one more possession, while the Dolphins collapsed after their field goal anyway.

Lightning round

Totally cool with a fourth-and-short gamble, Dolphins, but is this really the play you’re riding-or-dying with? (And no, 14-year veteran Frank Gore, pass interference doesn’t exist behind the line of scrimmage.)

Apparently this was a “taunt” from Dede Westbrook…

Oh god…

Not good math here…

Final stupid word

Can’t leave you without a take on this…

Maybe Ty Montgomery did it to deliberately defy his coaching staff, and if that’s the case the Packers have bigger problems on their hands. But either way, that’s a terrible decision.

To be clear, nobody should be returning kicks from the end zone these days. Like, ever. Especially when Aaron Rodgers is their quarterback and time is precious.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.