It's going to be difficult for the Washington Redskins to book themselves a spot in the NFL playoffs by the end of the regular season, especially considering how well the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys are playing in the NFC East.
With a 4-4 record on the season, they're just managing to keep up with the rest of the pack in their division, but they need to remove the inconsistencies on offense to make sure they secure a spot at least in the Wildcard round of the postseason come January.
Evidence of their inconsistencies on offense was clear to see during their Week 9 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but at least they were able to laugh at the comical moment which occurred.
The Redskins left CenturyLink Field, in Seattle, Washington at the weekend with a 17-14 win. Rob Kelley managed to run the ball into the endzone from the one-yard line to cap off a game-winning drive for Washington with just a minute left in the game.
In a hilarious moment in the third quarter, however, the running back was essentially sacrificed by Kirk Cousins to the Seahawks' defense after a botched snap went high in the air. Cousins caught the ball, but not wanting to take the hit, he lateraled the ball to Kelley, who then got hit by three players.
The clip of the incident went viral, with many people finding the play hilarious. Even Washington's Kelley and Chris Thompson saw the funny side of the moment, as they liked someone's tweet of the play on Twitter. Houston Texans' quarterback Deshaun Watson liked the tweet as well.
Speaking Monday on a local radio show with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, Cousins explained what happened in that moment.
The quarterback said: “This is why I love Rob Kelley. Because if the ball is seemingly 10 stories high and I’m just waiting for it to come down hoping I don’t get sandwiched in the process, I hear Rob yelling — I don’t remember exactly what he said — but I remember hearing something like, ‘Kirk give it to me.’ He was basically like, let me be the sacrificial lamb.
"I could feel him next to me and I could hear him saying, like, ‘Let me take it, let me take it.’ The minute I got it, I could feel him there and I just handed it to him, both of us recognizing that he’ll take the hit for both of us. That’s why you love Rob. He’s a teammate in every sense of the word and wants to win and is willing to put it on the line for the group.”
This play definitely wasn't drawn up like this in their playbooks, but at least all those involved are able to see the funny side of what could have been an absolute disaster.
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