Sure, the whole "three yards and a cloud of dust" approach to football warms the heart and is definitely an honorable way to play the game. However, we know what puts butts in the seats.
There were five plays from scrimmage (runs or passes) that went for 50 yards or greater on Sunday. First, there was Josh Gordon’s 95 yard touchdown grab against the Jaguars:
Alshon Jeffery thrilled the Minnesota fans with his 80-yard scoring catch:
CJ Spiller burned some serious rubber with his 77-yard scamper against the Falcons:
Don’t forget Texans rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins going for 66 yards on this play against the Patriots:
Speaking of the Texans, they get burned when Rob Gronkowski went for 50 yards on this play:
What a day, right?
But let’s not end the fun just yet. Although this wasn’t a pass or a run, Chiefs returner Knile Davis gets an honorable mention for his 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. By the way, that is tied for second-longest in NFL history.