Few plays sum up the NFC East in 2020 than the NY Giants’ hilarious fumble recovery in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team
Cue up “Send in The Clowns” for this utterly hilarious moment from the first quarter of Sunday’s NY Giants game against the Washington Football Team.
With 12:07 remaining in the first quarter, on Washington’s first play from scrimmage, the Football Team’s quarterback Kyle Allen hit running back Antonio Gibson deep downfield before Giants safety Jabrill Peppers knocked the ball out of Gibson’s hand with his helmet. After about 10 players had a legitimate chance to recover it, the Giants fell on the ball, retaking possession.
It was as eerily reminiscent of the fumblerooski moments from playgrounds and backyard football games across the country, only at the game’s highest level.
The play was hysterical, and it essentially summed up the comedy of errors that is NFC East Football in the 2020 NFL season.
On the Giants’ ensuing possession, Graham Gano drilled a 38-yard field goal to give the Giants a 3-0 first quarter lead.
You can check out video of the outrageous fumble above.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.