Martavis Bryant of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a 10-yard catch into something spectacular. In order to keep control of the ball, Bryant manages to secure the ball underneath his legs and somersault into the end zone, extending the Steelers’ lead to 15-0 in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals.
This is the same Martavis Bryant that was called out earlier that week by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to “step up,” according to the New York Times. With his flip into the end zone, Bryant exceeded these expectations, displaying that he was capable of making big plays.
Was it a catch? Although it was ruled a touchdown on the field, Bryant’s catch has fallen under scrutiny of NFL officials adding more fuel to the fire of an already controversial game.
Despite their impressive drive in the bottom of the fourth, the Minnesota Vikings are unable to clinch a spot in the divisional playoff round as kicker Blair Walsh shanks a routine 27-yard field goal.
The missed attempt marks a heart-breaking end to Minnesota’s season but it’s not a bad day to be a Seahawk.