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Five of the funniest moments in NFL history

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Take a look as we run through five of the funniest moments in NFL history...

The Butt Fumble

The fourth anniversary of this infamous play has just passed and we thought you could use a reminder! The 2012 Thanksgiving day game between the Jets and Patriots at MetLife Stadium was the scene and Jets QB Mark Sanchez was the perpetrator. 

The Jets had a first down on their own 31-yard line and Sanchez took the ball under center, dropped back, then proceeded to run directly into the backside of his offensive lineman Brandon Moore and fumble the ball. 

Watch here as the ball pops out and Patriots safety Steve Gregory scoops it up and takes it to the house! Undoubtedly one of the worst plays in NFL history and brilliant comedy for viewers...unless you're a Jets fan. 

Antonio Brown and the punt

We go back to September 2014 for this beauty from Steelers wideout Antonio Brown who delivered a bizarre boot to the face of Browns punter Spencer Lanning. 

The Browns faced a fourth down on their own 19-yard line and were forced to punt. Lanning launched a near 65-yard rocket to Brown who began weaving his way through kick chasers before he found himself facing Lanning head on. 

What happened next was simply ridiculous as Brown attempted to hurdle the punter, who was the last defender, but instead ended up kicking him in the face as you can see here.

Punter Pick-Six

It's not every day that your PUNTER throws the football, never mind throw a pick-six, but thats what former Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen did back in 2012 against the Chiefs.

Oh, and to make it worse, he did it off one of his own blocked punts. Take a look as Koenen has his punt blocked inside his own 10-yard line and all kinds of chaos ensues. 

Koenen rushes to pick the ball up and attempts a hopeful throw which is picked off by Chiefs linebacker Edgar Jones and he duly dives into to corner of the end zones to finish off one of the most chaotic plays it NFL history!

Jim Marshall runs the ball into the wrong end zone

October 25 1964, the 49ers host the Vikings and Jim Marshall makes one of the most infamous plays in NFL history. 9ers running back Billy Killmer caught a pass from George Mira but then gets the ball stripped from him.

Watch here as Vikings defensive end Jim Marshal scoops the ball up and takes it 66 yards into the wrong end zone, scoring a safety for San Francisco. 

A forlorn looking Marshall soon realized what he had just done as San Francisco tackle Bruce Bosley came up to him patted him on the back.

Michael Boley hits an intern in the face

Former Giants linebacker Michael Boley provides us with this hilarious moment whilst celebrating a fumble return touchdown against the Rams back in 2011. 

Boley scooped up Sam Bradford's errant backwards pass and took it to the house from 60 yards before launching the football into the face of a poor giants intern standing out the back of the end zone.

The ball hits him square in the face before ricocheting into the back of the cameraman's head. 

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