When you’re 27th in the league in points per game, you sometimes have to come up with creative ways to generate touchdowns. The New York Jets realized this, and during their game against the Los Angeles Rams, they pulled off this clever trick play to get the ball into the end zone.
Bryce Petter, who is making his first start under center, threw a quick pass out to rookie receiver Jalin Marshall. Instead of turning upfield, Marshall pitched the ball to Bilal Powell, who came running behind him and caught the Rams defense off guard. No one in a white jersey was able to lay a finger on Powell – probably because it’s not every day you see a hook and ladder when a team is this close to the end zone – who gave New York a 7-3 lead.
Between this and DeMarco Murray’s touchdown pass, it’s been a fun day for trick plays in the NFL.