A bit of trickeration helped the Los Angeles Rams narrow their deficit in Saturday’s divisional-round matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
After a Cam Akers touchdown cut Green Bay’s lead to nine late in the third quarter, Rams coach Sean McVay dialed up a good ol’ hook-and-lateral on the ensuing two-point conversion.
Quarterback Jared Goff fired a screen pass to receiver Van Jefferson, who then flipped the ball to an uncovered Akers. Akers waltzed into the end zone, pulling LA to within seven.
The trickery on the 2pt [email protected] pull within 7. #NFLPlayoffs: #LARvsGB on FOX: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/nMJSN7Rn8Z pic.twitter.com/UviVUuG7nm— NFL (@NFL) January 16, 2021
New England Patriots fans watching at home likely recognized that play design. The Miami Dolphins ran a nearly identical play against New England in Week 15.
Miami’s — which featured a throw from Tua Tagovailoa to Isaiah Ford followed by a pitch to Salvon Ahmed — also resulted in a successful two-pointer.
Hook & Ladder two-point conversion #FinsUp: #NEvsMIA on CBS: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/EJLjYXQNy2 pic.twitter.com/K1PJgQOZBu— NFL (@NFL) December 20, 2020
Patriots offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor was quick to spot the similarity.
That Rams 2 Point Conversion looks hella familiar— Jermaine Eluemunor (@TheMainShow_) January 16, 2021
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