Why Patriots Fans Should Recognize This Rams Two-Point Play Vs. Packers

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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.

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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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