NFL Makes Official Stats Change to Dolphins “Butt Punt”

The NFL is making a change to the stats associated with the Dolphins’ infamous “bot punt” from their 21-19 win against the Bills on Sunday.

The league has officially changed its “butt kick” from a prohibited kick by the Bills to a -1 yard kick by Thomas Morstead of Miami. For fantasy players, it’s worth noting that the Bills defense will no longer be credited with a prohibited kick and will lose a point or so, depending on the league’s scoring settings, as a result.

The boat came at a critical moment and could easily have resulted in the loss of the dolphins. Leading 21-17 with less than two minutes to play in the game, the Dolphins had to jump out of their own end zone. Morstead tried to take the ball off the field quickly, but instead hit the ball into the back of his personal protector, Trent Sherfield.

As a result, the ball bounced back and out of the end zone for safety. While Miami kept winning the match, Dolphins Specials coordinator Danny Crossman didn’t smile afterward.


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