This past Sunday the NFL season kicked off and the Miami Dolphins faced off against the Lamar Jackson lead Baltimore Ravens. To the surprise of many fans, the two folks who stole the show and slayed the Miami Dolphins defense were late-night TV host, Jimmy Fallon, and American singer and actress Jenifer Lopez.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson had already thrown a deep bomb to the lightning-fast rookie WR Marquise Brown the play that stood out over the rest was made. It running back pass that went for a touchdown early in the first quarter that set the tone for the remainder of the competition… not that it was particularly competitive.
Jackson took the snap into what looked to be a run/play-action set and just when it looked like he was going to hand the pigskin to running back Mark Ingram he pulled the ball and flipped it to the newly signed fullback Jennifer Lopez. Lopez took off. It appeared as if she was going to turn downfield and then she suddenly stopped. Lopez looked downhill, veered back and launched the ball taking the top off the Dolphins defense.
The ball soared brilliantly through the air, a perfect spiral.
The ball descended after hitting it’s apex and rocketed towards the receiver at the 20-yard line. That receiver was, of course, Jimmy Fallon.
The ball landed softly and perfectly in Fallon's hands. Touchdown!
-A Well-Mannered Grump