Former Colts Punter Pat McAfee Explains the 'Worst Play in the History of Football'

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October 18, 2019 - 2:12 pm

Friday is the four-year anniversary of the play deemed the dumbest in NFL history.

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The Patriots were taking on the Colts and Indianapolis had the ball on fourth down in the third quarter trailing by seven. It lined up nine players to the right, with only the snapper (Griff Whalen, who just joined the team) and the quarterback (safety Colt Anderson) on the left.

The Patriots were taking on the Colts and Indianapolis had the ball on fourth down in the third quarter trailing by seven. It lined up nine players to the right, with only the snapper (Griff Whalen, who just joined the team) and the quarterback (safety Colt Anderson) on the left.

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The plan was to try and get an offsides penalty, but if not, take a delay of game penalty. Instead, Whalen snapped the ball and Anderson was easily stopped and the Patriots took over.

Appearing on the Pat McAfee Show Friday, McAfee, who was the Colts' punter at the time and was on the field of the play, detailed exactly what happened and how poorly it went.

I just so happened to be on the field for.. Here’s how it went down.. #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE on @DAZN_USA pic.twitter.com/7dEXjYLho8