Worst Plays in NFL History


The Top Ten

1 The Butt Fumble The Butt Fumble


This was the most hilarious, dumbest, and ridiculed play in NFL history. This proves just how bad of a quarterback Mark Sanchez is. No one else could ever do this. - PackFan2005

Ah yes the glorious buttfumble. I can’t think of a better play to describe the Jets Organization in a nutshell - Randomator

2 Colts Fake Punt Attempt Colts Fake Punt Attempt

This has to be one of the worst play calls in NFL history. What was Pagano thinking? Maybe he wasn’t. But he was playing the Patriots, who have an elite special teams unit. Did they think they could actually gain the first down? - PackFan2005

3 Jim Marshall Runs the Wrong Way Jim Marshall Runs the Wrong Way

I'm gonna say this because Jim Marshall is still one of the best defensive players ever, but now when everybody hears his name they think of this moment. - 2storm

After recovering a fumble, you’d think whoever had the ball would go running for the end zone. Well Jim Marshall of the Minnesota Vikings did. Just not the oppenent’s. He ran to his own against the 49ers, despite his entire team hollering at him to run the other way. - PackFan2005

4 Dan Orlovsky’s Safety Dan Orlovsky’s Safety

Deserves to be even higher than 5, it represents how bad the Lions were in the 2000's and that year going 0-16 with that hysterically bad highlight follie. - htoutlaws2012

If you want a dumb play, here it is. Against the Minnesota Vikings, under pressure, Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky ran out the back of the end zone trying to pass the ball. That gave the Vikings 2 points. But what made it even more stupid was that he didn’t seem to know he was out of the end zone for a few seconds. A similar incident happened with Cody Kessler a couple of years after this. - PackFan2005

For some reason, my original comment, deleted, so I’ll make a new one. Anyway, this was one of the most pathetic plays I’ve ever seen. In a game against the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky was evading pressure when he ran out the back of the end zone for a safety. What’s even more pathetic, is that Orlovsky didn’t realize he was out of the end zone for a few seconds. Just an awful play, and an example of the 0-16 Lions of 2008. - PackFan2005

Best case scenario when a comment is deleted is have a remix in play, it happens to me a lot. - htoutlaws2012

5 Blair Walsh Missed Field Goal Blair Walsh Missed Field Goal

In his defense that was brutal to play in even if he missed epicly. - htoutlaws2012

How do you miss a 27 yard field goal? Don’t blame the holder or the cold temps, Blair Walsh is just the crappiest kicker in the NFL. He also missed potential game winners when he played with Seattle against the Falcons and Cardinals. Just awful. - PackFan2005

6 Tony Romo’s Failed Extra Point Tony Romo’s Failed Extra Point

This whole thing is Romo’s fault. If he had just held on to the football steadily, Seattle wouldn’t have won the game. The play was doomed from the beginning. The moment I saw it, I knew he wouldn’t make it to the end zone. - PackFan2005

7 DeSean Jackson’s Drop DeSean Jackson’s Drop

Celebrating a bit too early in this case. Well, maybe not celebrating, but got excited too early and dropped the ball too early. Just an awful play on Jackson’s part, who is a good wide receiver. - PackFan2005

8 Saints Missed Extra Point Saints Missed Extra Point

The Saints had an awesome lateral, and were on their way to tying a close game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then their kicker misses the extra point. Way to miss it, buddy. You and Blair Walsh must know each other well. - PackFan2005

9 Malcolm Butler Interception Malcolm Butler Interception

Let’s see here you’re at the 1 yard line with a chance to win the Super Bowl. You have 2 options. The obvious choice is giving it to one of the best Running Backs Marshawn Lynch who would guarantee you a Lombardi trophy or pass it. And you PASSED? Are you serious? Pete What were you thinking? Seahawks fans will probably still be triggered by this call for years to come - Randomator

After the Malcom Butler interception, we had to constantly hear Seahawks fans complain about how Seattle should’ve run it. Truth be told, they were right. You have one of the best running backs in the league with Marshawn Lynch, you’re at the 1 yard line, and you decide to pass it. Awful call by Pete Carroll. - PackFan2005

10 Miracle at the Meadowlands Miracle at the Meadowlands

€Why is this on here? ” you may ask. Well, this play is awful on the Giants part. Joe Pisarcik for some reason decides to juggle and fumble the snap, and let their division rivals beat them on a defensive touchdown. Just one snap away from a win, and you blow it? - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Saints missed tackle Saints missed tackle

They were one tackle away from beating the Vikings and they blow it. The Vikings responded by getting blown out by the super bowl champion Eagles - Randomator

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