The Saints-Seahawks game ended on one of the worst laterals ever
Jan 11, 2014 at 7:47p ET
Marques Colston has some explaining to do.
Just when it looked like the Saints might have a last-second chance to score another late touchdown and give themselves an opportunity to tie the game, the wide receiver did something incredibly stupid.
What did he do? This:
Colston was flagged for throwing an illegal forward pass and by rule there was a 10-second run-off of the clock. Since there were just two seconds remaining, the game was officially over.
Yes, chances are the Saints wouldn't have scored a touchdown after this play. And yes, even if they did score a TD they still would have had to punch in a two-point conversion to send the game to overtime.
But to not even give your team that chance with one of the worst attempts of a backward lateral ever attempted?
Yeah, not smart. Not smart at all.
People on Twitter were quick to react.
I know I'm prone to exaggerating but that last play may have been the worst play I've ever seen. They had legit shot at the end zone— David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 12, 2014
Everyone should stop picking on Marques Colston, he was clearly auditioning to be the new starting QB in Houston, Cleveland, or Jacksonville— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) January 12, 2014
The best thing is Colston's inner-dialogue was probably something like "and now...I'M THE HEROOOO" *throws pass*— netw3rk (@netw3rk) January 12, 2014
And Colston will face lots of questions about his decision in the final seconds.
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