Fans are getting a bit jaded about spectacular catches from wide receivers, but NFL Week 13 had several highlights from star pass catchers, and one unlikely receiver. Kansas City All-Pro Tyreek Hill headlines this week’s highlights afer making one of the most fantastic receptions of the year in the team’s 22-16 victory over Denver on Sunday night.
Minnesota wide receiver Laviska Shenault made an improbable catch in the first quarter of the Vikings contest against Jacksonville. Not only did Shenault get a fortunate bounce, gamblers made some money when he cashed a proposition bet to be the first player to score.
The feel-good reception of the day, however, was made by an offensive lineman. Cleveland Browns back-up offensive lineman Kendall Lamm caught the second pass of his career on Sunday, this one for a touchdown.
I Caught That?!
Tyreek Hill is so used to making highlight-inducing catches, they’ve almost become routine. Kansas City’s wide receiver made a reception so unbelievable, even he didn’t know he caught the ball. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes found Hill in the end zone with about 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter. At first, it looked like an incompletion, with the ball glancing off Hill’s hands. But, after it hit Denver cornerback A.J. Bouye, Hill regained control for an apparent touchdown.
Tyreke Hill caught it and no one on the field noticed. Ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/l8yozs8cnP
— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) December 7, 2020
The worst part about the miraculous catch was that it was ruled incomplete and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t think to challenge it. He told reporters after Kansas City’s 22-16 victory over the Broncos that Hill came to the sidelines and told him he didn’t think he caught it.
“I’ll take the blame for that one,” Reid said. “I’ve never had a receiver that didn’t know he caught the ball. He came off and said he didn’t catch it. I probably should’ve hung on to that a little bit longer to look at the replay. I’ve been doing this a couple of years. I’ve never had that situation. It was a new experience.”
Lucky Bounce Leads to TD
Jacksonville wide receiver Laviska Shenault was the recipient of a fortunate bounce in the Jaguars game against Minnesota. Jacksonville quarterback Mike Glennon threw an awful pass that was originally intended for D.J. Chark. The ball bounced off the arm of Vikings cornerback Kris Boyd to a surprised Shenault, who was downfield and got the deflection.
HE CAUGHT THAT??🤯
Anyone have Laviska Shenault as the First TD Scorer? (+2200)
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) December 6, 2020
The best part for bettors was that Shenault was anywhere from 22/1 to 110/1 to score the game’s first touchdown. At Fox Bet, a lucky bettor put down $10 on Shenault and walked away with $1,110. The Jags still lost to the Vikings, 27-24.
Big Man Scores
We at Online Gambling News love underdogs, and we’re especially fond of offensive lineman who do a lot of dirty work, and get no credit for it. So when there’s a heart-warming moment involving a big man, we love sharing it.
Such was the case on Sunday in the Cleveland Tennessee game. Quarterback Baker Mayfield marched the Browns down to the one-yard line before back-up offensive lineman Kendall Lamm reported as an eligible receiver.
BIG GUY TOUCHDOWN
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It was the second time this season an offensive lineman has been the beneficiary of a trick play. Kansas City offensive tackle Eric Fisher had one in Week 3.