How are NFL players traded before the deadline doing with their new teams?

How are NFL players traded before the deadline doing with their new teams?

Will any of these players make an impact in their debut with their new teams?


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The NFL trade deadline usually comes and goes without much fanfare. That wasn’t the case this season, with a flurry of high-profile trades happening as the Tuesday deadline neared.

The biggest name on the list was Jimmy Garoppolo. The Patriots shipped Tom Brady’s former backup off to the 49ers, where he should earn the starting role with a team that desperately needs some stability at the position.

The Seahawks landed a much-needed upgrade at tackle from the Texans in Duane Brown. The rich got richer when the Eagles pulled off a trade with the Dolphins to bring in Jay Ajayi. And the Panthers shocked everyone by shipping off former first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills for a third- and seventh-round pick in 2018.

Some of these players will make their debuts with their new teams right away. Others will have to wait. Here’s the latest on each of the players who landed with new teams via trade this week.

Kelvin Benjamin didn’t play Thursday night, but should next week

It’s not a surprise that the Bills kept Benjamin inactive when they visited the Jets on Thursday Night Football. It had just been two days since the team acquired him. That’s an awfully quick turnaround.

Benjamin is instantly the best receiver on the Bills roster. Sitting out Thursday night gives him 10 full days until the Bills’ next game, which is plenty of time to settle in and learn the offense. He should be able to step in and make a difference right away.

Jimmy Garoppolo was active, but didn’t start

Kyle Shanahan said he’s taking things with Garoppolo “one day at a time” while the quarterback learns the 49ers’ playbook. He dressed for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but he was not expected to play. He didn’t.

C.J. Beathard was sacked five times and took 16 hits from the Cardinals in the Niners’ 20-10 loss. Garoppolo may be forced into action sooner than the team would like if the 49ers can’t protect the quarterback better.

Duane Brown got his first start with the Seahawks

Pete Carroll was effusive about Brown after his first day of practice with the Seahawks. And Brown got the start for Seattle this week against Washington.

“I’m counting on an immediate impact,” Carroll said, via the team’s website.

Russell Wilson took two sacks and was hit 11 times in Seattle’s 17-14 loss to Washington that came down to the wire. Brown had a false start in what ended up being a sloppy day for the offensive line, and the team as a whole. The Seahawks finished with 16 penalties for a loss of 138 yards.

Jay Ajayi broke his touchdown drought in his first game with the Eagles

LeGarrette Blount remained the team’s starter, but, as expected, Ajayi certainly got opportunities against the Broncos. Ajayi didn’t have a carry in the first quarter, but came on strong in the second, running for a 45-yard touchdown in just his third touch as an Eagle. He finished the game with eight carries for 77 yards; Blount (nine carries) and Corey Clement (12) each had more.

Marcell Dareus lands in Jacksonville

Dareus joined a stacked Jaguars defense and reunited with Doug Marrone, who was his head coach in Buffalo in 2013 and 2014. He had a positive impact Sunday, recording three solo tackles as part of the team’s defensive line rotation. As a group, the Jacksonville front seven held Cincinnati to 30 rushing yards on 16 carries.

Rashard Robinson lands with the Jets for Thursday Night Football

Robinson didn’t end up getting any snaps with the Jets against the Bills. But he does provide some needed help in the secondary going forward.


The Pats scored at the trade deadline thanks to Deflategate

Dolphins’ field conditions are terrible after Virginia Tech-Miami played on it the night before

Dolphins’ field conditions are terrible after Virginia Tech-Miami played on it the night before

This does not look like an ideal playing surface.

The Dolphins have had the field at Hard Rock Stadium resurfaced four times since preseason began. This current playing surface went in on Oct. 26, and it’s already a mess.

The team upgraded the field after their Week 7 win over the Jets. But they may need to work on it again. The Miami Hurricanes also play in Hard Rock Stadium. They beat Virginia Tech there last night 28-10, and that’s why the field is torn up tonight.

The NFL certified the field as safe before that Jets game, Michelle Tafoya said on the Sunday Night Football broadcast. They would have had to do the same for tonight’s game, also. The Dolphins resurfaced it because they said it was beneath their standards. It will be interesting to see if the team does any work on the field after this week’s game.

3 Dolphins players got Adam Gase to relax team rule about kneeling during national anthem

3 Dolphins players got Adam Gase to relax team rule about kneeling during national anthem

Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, and Julius Thomas told Gase that it hindered their preparation to stay in the locker room.


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The Dolphins made a rule that players must either stand for the national anthem or stay in the locker room. But Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, and Julius Thomas still kneeled before the Dolphins’ game against the Raiders on Sunday night.

Stills, Thomas, and Thomas spoke to head coach Adam Gase in the days leading up to the game and told their head coach that staying in the locker room hurt their ability to prepare for the game, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

Gase told his players that he would prefer it if they would stand for the anthem. But he relaxed the rule because he respects his players’ freedom of expression.

The team instituted the rule in early October, when controversy about protests during the national anthem was at a fever pitch. Stills, Thomas, and Thomas have remained in the locker room during the anthem for each game since the team applied the rule.

Gase established the rule after speaking with players about it.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has spoken out about the meaning behind the protests and that they aren’t about the anthem, the military, or the flag.

“Trump has made [standing for the anthem] about patriotism,” Ross said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “It’s so important if that’s what the country is looking at to look at it differently … It’s a different dialogue. Whenever you’re dealing with the flag, you’re dealing with something different.”

Stills, Thomas, and Thomas won’t face team discipline for their protest since they talked it out with Gase ahead of time.

Raiders WR Johnny Holton celebrated a TD by riding an imaginary dolphin

Raiders WR Johnny Holton celebrated a TD by riding an imaginary dolphin

The Raiders are playing the Dolphins, so that has to be it, right?

Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton scored a 44-yard touchdown against the Dolphins. He celebrated by riding what we assume is an imaginary dolphin.

At first glance, it looks like this is your standard pony-ride celebration. Maybe he picked it up from his teammate Marquette King.

But King did that celebration against the Broncos, so it fits. That’s why we think Holton must be riding a dolphin.

The Raiders handed the Dolphins an onside kick with this idiotic formation

The Raiders handed the Dolphins an onside kick with this idiotic formation

This is flawless execution by the Dolphins.

Onside kicks aren’t rare. Perfect ones are. But we saw one from the Dolphins against the Raiders on Sunday night.

The Raiders’ formation made this a perfect onside kick opportunity for Miami. There’s nobody within four yards of the restraining line. They basically begged the Dolphins to try an onside kick.

Parkey kicks the ball 13 yards, and nobody from the Raiders is close enough to recover. As if that execution weren’t enough, Parkey recovered his own dang kick.

Unfortunately, the drive fizzled out when Kenyan Drake fumbled and the Raiders recovered. But this was still a hell of an onside kick.

Raiders vs. Dolphins: 4 winners and 4 losers from Oakland’s 27-24 win

Raiders vs. Dolphins: 4 winners and 4 losers from Oakland’s 27-24 win

The Raiders pulled off a win on the road.

The Dolphins didn’t make it easy on the Raiders, but Oakland got the win on Sunday night with a final score of 27-24.

It was 10-9 at the half, and ended up being a close game for most of the second half. The Dolphins pulled within four points of the Raiders in the third quarter, and then nobody scored again until there was 4:37 left in the game. That score — Marshawn Lynch’s second touchdown — sealed the game for the Raiders.

But it wasn’t for a lack of effort on the Dolphins’ part. Jay Cutler actually had a great game, and he tried to get the Dolphins moving. He did hit Julius Thomas for a 27-yard gain and it looked like they had some momentum. But the drive stalled out. Cutler hit Thomas again with a 14-yard pass to convert a fourth down, but a holding penalty on Jermon Bushrod brought it back. When they replayed the down, Cutler’s pass went incomplete.

The Dolphins got another shot after a pick by safety Reshad Jones. A roughing-the-passer call and a play that was ruled an incomplete pass but was overturned on review helped Miami move the ball. Cutler got it to Julius Thomas in the end zone and Kenyan Drake ran in the two-point attempt to pull within a field goal of the Raiders with just over a minute and a half remaining.

Miami tried an onside kick, and they had executed one perfectly earlier in the game. This one was… not perfect. Amari Cooper recovered, and the Raiders kneed it out for the win.

Obviously the Raiders were winners, and the Dolphins were losers. But here are the rest of the winners and losers from Sunday night’s matchup.

Loser: Field conditions were terrible

The Dolphins just had this field at Hard Rock Stadium resurfaced after their Week 7 game against the Jets. But it’s already a hot mess.

The Miami Hurricanes also play at Hard Rock Stadium, and they beat Virginia Tech on Saturday night. They tore it up pretty good, because the field was in terrible shape on Sunday night.

Winner: What a freaking touchdown by Damien Williams

Williams got the Dolphins on the board on a 10-yard pass from Jay Cutler. His teammate picks up a key block for him, then Williams takes down two defenders by the sheer force of his will before Supermanning into the end zone.

Winner: This onside kick and recovery by Cody Parkey

The Raiders might as well have extended an invitation to the Dolphins to onside kick on them based on the formation they lined up in. Nobody was within four yards of the restraining line. The probability was high that the Dolphins could recover this.

So Cody Parkey kicked it, and Parkey also recovered it. It was perfectly executed.

Loser: Kenyan Drake’s fumble that killed the drive after the onside kick

Too bad the Raiders couldn’t capitalize on that flawless onside kick. Kenyan Drake fumbled the ball, and Oakland recovered. The Raiders scored a touchdown on their next possession.

Loser: “I was just kiddin’ around!”

There’s no way the ref is going to pick up a flag because you claim you were just kidding around, Lee Smith.

Although, to be fair, it did look like he was just kidding around.

Winner: Jay Cutler had a good game

Jay Cutler is our favorite disinterested quarterback meme. But he didn’t play like a disinterested quarterback. Cutler had just one incompletion in the first half, and it was on a batted ball. He finished 32 of 41 for 311 yards and three touchdowns.

The offense has been a liability for Miami this season. If Cutler keeps playing this way, it won’t continue to be.

Winner: Marshawn Lynch made this look so easy twice

Lynch had two scores in the Raiders’ win, and this first one was a vintage run. He finds a hole, evades a defender, and essentially walks into the end zone.

His second touchdown locked up the win for the Raiders, and he’s got great blocking. He just walks right into the end zone again.

Loser: Marshall Newhouse’s fumble recovery and fumble

This would have gone in the winner column, because it had two of our favorite things: A fumble recovery by a lineman, and said lineman trying to run the dang ball. Derek Carr fumbled, and Newhouse was there. He scooped it up and started to run.

Then a Miami defender took Newhouse’s legs out from under him. He went flying and lost the ball in the process, and Miami recovered.

It’s still beautiful, even though he lost the ball.

The Dolphins gave them a game, but the Raiders go home with a win.

Ranking the best celebrations in the NFL this season

2017 NFL celebration rankings: Chiefs take 1st place in Week 9 with a potato sack race

Sorry Vikings. There’s a new leader in our celebration rankings.

The NFL relaxed its rules on celebrations this offseason. Here at SB Nation, our editorial stance is that this makes the game funner for players and fans alike, and we endorse it wholeheartedly.

For the longest time, we enjoyed seeing Antonio Brown twerking in the end zone and Odell Beckham Jr. doing his best Michael Jackson impression, only to have that delight interrupted by a flag and the knowledge that a fine would likely follow. We shouldn’t see any pelvic thrusting this year despite the relaxed rules. It’s still a penalty. But players can dance, use the ball as a prop, and choreograph celebrations with teammates til their hearts’ content.

We’ll be celebrating the celebrations this season by keeping a running list of rankings. At the end of the year we’ll crown a winner.

Here are the latest NFL celebration rankings:

Group category

1. Potato sack race

This is brilliant. After a Travis Kelce touchdown, Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson faced off against him in a potato sack race. Demetrius Harris officiates, and both Robinson and Hill fall down. We don’t want to speculate, but they might have let Kelce win.

2. Duck, duck, goose!

It wasn’t easy to unseat the Colts and their bank heist, but the Vikings pulled it off with a duck, duck, goose celebration in the end zone.

3. Steelers play hide and seek

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a rookie, but he’s already proven he’s one of the most fun players in the league. Case in point: this hide and seek celebration with Le’Veon Bell.

4. Eagles score a touchdown, then hit a home run

Torrey Smith scores to put the Eagles up 20-0, and then he knocks one out of the park. It doesn’t get much better than this.

5. Eagles charge the mound

The Eagles must really love these baseball-themed celebrations. This one was great because it happened during the week of the World Series. Zach Ertz hits Alshon Jeffery with a pitch, and Jeffery charges the mound.

6. Colts pull off a bank heist

Someone finally knocked Taco Charlton out of the top spot, and it’s the Colts, with a creative take on a bank robbery.

7. Titans become Temptations impersonators for a minute

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May. I guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way? My girl, my girl, my girl …

Thanks to the Titans we’ve got that one stuck in our heads.

8. Taco Charlton makin’ tacos for his teammates

This was a preseason celebration, but it’s so perfect that we have to count it. As a matter of fact, we’re all convinced this one may be hard to top, period.

If anybody but a guy named Taco tried to pull this off, it would be weird. But for Charlton, it totally works.

9. Le’Veon Bell benches in the end zone

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “flex on ‘em.”

10. Rob Kelley teaches Morgan Moses how to spike

Now this is teamwork.

11. Eagles coordinate a group spike

It’s simple, yet well-timed and effective.

12. The Lions pretend they’re a curling team

The Lions have this group celebration thing down, and they’re dominating this category. After a touchdown in Week 3 against the Falcons, Golden Tate and his teammates went all Winter Olympics on us in the end zone.

13. The Bills take a video game break

After a Jordan Matthews score, he and Zay Jones faced off in a pretend video game. Wonder who won?

14. Taylor Gabriel and Julio Jones on a relay team?

Excuse me, USA Track and Field, but this is actually not a bad idea. These two can both fly.

15. Marvin Jones and his teammates Double Dutch

This celebration is the perfect example of why the NFL needed to chill out about group celebrations. When Marvin Jones and his teammates go full-on elementary school kids jumping rope on a playground, it’s the embodiment of fun.

The catch was great… the celebration was even better! #NYJvsDET

det-lions pic.twitter.com/hT2yYHbhor

— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 20, 2017

16. Martavis Bryant shooting dice

Martavis Bryant scored his first touchdown since 2015 in Week 2 against the Vikings, and he celebrated by throwing some imaginary dice. His teammate Antonio Brown promptly snatched them up.

17. Titans are not worthy of Wesley Woodyard

Are any of these players really old enough to remember Wayne’s World? It doesn’t matter. This is a good one.

18. Deshaun Watson dances with Toro, the Texans’ mascot

Everybody’s having a good time! They should have been. The Texans won 57-14.

19. Packers serving up some chow

Davante Adams dished up some dinner for his teammates, and Randall Cobb was first in line. Maybe it was a Cobb salad.

20. Dalvin is Cookin’

Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook celebrated a trip to the end zone with a play off of his last name. It was unfortunately his last celebration of the season since he tore his ACL and landed on IR later in the game.

21. Titans players take some photos in the end zone

Rishard Matthews scored in Week 3 against the Seahawks, and he pulled in teammates Eric Weems and Jonnu Smith for a little photoshoot.

22. Don’t leave Graham Glasgow hanging, guys!

.@ShowtimeTate: “We’re going to try to involve him next time. Poor Graham. He just wants to be included.”

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— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 20, 2017

Golden Tate and Marvin Jones celebrated a touchdown with a friendly little fake game of ping pong. But offensive lineman Graham Glasgow just wanted to join in, and the guys gave him the cold shoulder. Our only quarrel with their top-ranked curling celebration is that Glasgow wasn’t around. Include your teammate next time, because otherwise this was a fun one.

23. We legitimately don’t know what the Bengals are even doing here

Kudos for taking advantage of the celebration rules, but tighten up, fellas.

Solo category

1. Juju Schuster-Smith with the Dragon Ball Z nod

Kamehameha!

2. Juju Smith-Schuster locks up his bike

He’s only a rookie, and he’s the youngest player in the NFL. But he sure knows how to celebrate. Smith-Schuster’s bike was stolen. He celebrated a touchdown in the next game by locking up the exercise bike on the sideline. Better safe than sorry.

3. Stefon Diggs pays homage to Randy Moss

This couldn’t have come at a better time, as Diggs honored the Vikings legend on a night when Moss was in the house to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. Diggs hit Moss’ classic Splitting the Defense celebration, then went right into a Milly Rock.

4. Odell Beckham Jr. performs CPR on the ball

Sadly, this is the last Beckham celebration we’ll see this year. He’s been placed on IR after having season-ending surgery to repair a broken ankle he suffered in Week 5 against the Chargers. But this was a good one.

5. Tyreek Hill makes a phone call

We don’t know who he’s calling. Saul? Ghostbusters? Carly Rae Jepsen? It doesn’t matter. It’s a fun celebration.

6. Myles Garrett celebrates his first sack with a nod to J.R. Smith

What a way to make his entrance into the NFL.

7. Joe Mixon’s Milly Rock

It’s flawless execution from the rookie.

8. Kareem Hunt takes a nap in the end zone

Playing football is hard work, and everybody needs a nap now and then. Kareem Hunt caught up on some hard-earned rest after scoring a touchdown against the Eagles by catching some Z’s in the end zone.

9. Kenny Stills does his best LaDainian Tomlinson impression

After scoring a touchdown against the Chargers, Stills’ celebration was an homage to Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson was even in the house to see it happen.

10. Adam Thielen can’t contain his excitement

This looks less like a planned celebration and more like Thielen just being super-excited. But we like it.

11. Browns tight end David Njoku spikes the ball into his own butt

This was probably an unintended consequence, but it was hilarious.

12. GRONK SPIKE from Jadeveon Clowney

Clowney celebrated his pick-six against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the best possible way.

13. Travis Kelce’s got moves

Technically this could be a group celebration, but Kelce steals the show, so he’s getting the solo nod here.

14. Charcandrick West’s sassy dance

There’s something to be said for a good old-fashioned touchdown celebration dance. That’s what West gave us in the Chiefs’ win over the Texans in Week 5.

15. Tie – Mack Hollins and Mark Ingram are both Backpack Kid

Much like Backpack Kid stole Katy Perry’s spotlight on Saturday Night Live, these guys tried to show each other up with their own versions of Backpack Kid’s dance.

16. Stefon Diggs punts a ball to Mars

We need to ask Marquette King to analyze Diggs’ form, but he gets some pretty good air under this one.

17. Cam Newton brought back the dab

Newton said the dab was dead, then proved the dab can never die.

Cam Newton brought back the dab pic.twitter.com/xJKFeM76XH

— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 17, 2017

18. Cam’s really got to expand his repertoire

All of this buildup for his same old Superman celebration. Sigh.

19. Yeah, we don’t even know

What’s this celebration? We have no idea.

Basketball-related category

1. Demetrius Harris shoots a free throw while Tyreek Hill plays the part of the hoop

The Chiefs made another strong case in favor of group celebrations in their season-opening win over the Patriots. Harris got into the end zone, and his teammates joined him for a little basketball-themed celebration.

2. Devonta Freeman shoots a free throw

These basketball-themed celebrations are pretty popular. Freeman scored two touchdowns in Atlanta’s Week 2 win over the Packers, and he celebrated his first score by shooting a free throw through his teammate Andy Levitre’s arms. NBC celebrated, too, by playing the old NBA on NBC theme song.

3. Vintage Vernon Davis

Davis has to be so happy he won’t get fined for this one anymore.

Jameis Winston out ‘several weeks’ while throwing shoulder heals

Jameis Winston out ‘several weeks’ while throwing shoulder heals

Dirk Koetter announced Monday the Buccaneers will sit Winston until he’s healthy.


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Dirk Koetter announced Monday the Buccaneers will sit quarterback Jameis Winston while his throwing shoulder heals, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Winston started in Week 9, but had to be pulled from Sunday’s loss to the Saints because of the injury.

Winston will miss at least two weeks.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has a storied history of filling in for injured starters. He’ll get that chance again now in Tampa Bay. Ryan Griffin will be the backup, per CBS Tampa’s Ryan Bass. Griffin has been with the Buccaneers since the 2013 season, but he has yet to get any snaps in regular season action.

Winston suffered the injury, a sprained AC joint, in Week 6 against the Cardinals. He then started in Week 7 against the Bills and Week 8 against the Panthers. It’s sometimes possible to play through the injury, but it’s possible the team rushed him back before he was ready. He completed seven of 13 passes for 67 yards and no scores against the Saints before leaving Sunday’s game.

Fitzpatrick has been OK in Winston’s place. He threw for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and two picks after taking over against the Cardinals. He entered the game for Winston on Sunday, and threw for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 30-10 loss to the Saints.

After Winston left the game, he instigated a fight with Saints players from the sideline. Koetter also said Monday he was “very disappointed” in his quarterback’s actions.

The Buccaneers are 2-6 and dead last in the NFC South. Winston’s injury won’t help them make up ground, but having him on the field hasn’t really made a difference, either. It makes sense for the team to let Winston get back to full strength right now.


The Ryan Fitzpatrick curse is very real

Why was Jalen Ramsey ejected after fight with A.J. Green?

Why was Jalen Ramsey ejected after fight with A.J. Green?

Both players were ejected although A.J. Green was the one throwing punches.

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey antagonizes receivers regularly, and he got under the skin of the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green to the point that a fight broke out with punches thrown by Green. Both players were ejected from the game.

The ejection of Ramsey drew loud boos from the crowd because the cornerback didn’t do much except push Green prior to the fight. He was thrown down by the receiver who began throwing punches.

It’s hard to understand why Ramsey was ejected from the game, but Green’s frustrations came after the cornerback spent most of the first two quarters in the receiver’s face. The CBS broadcast showed many plays, including the one that ended in a fight, where Ramsey didn’t even put in his mouthpiece so he could continue talking to Green.

Green finished the game with just one reception for 6 yards as he struggled to find much room against Ramsey.

After being banished to the locker room, Ramsey didn’t want to go. Stadium personnel had to restrain him from making his way to visitors locker room. When the Bengals came in at halftime, he was yelling profanities at them and threatening Green. He finally got sent back to the Jaguars’ locker room.

What does this mean for the Bengals? The Cincinnati offense already had its hands full trying to move the ball against Jacksonville but now has to do so without the help of Green. The team trails 13-7 at halftime and hasn’t found much room outside of one big play for tight end Tyler Kroft.

But another concern for the Bengals is the punches thrown by Green possibly resulting in a suspension. Cincinnati faced an uphill climb to get back into the AFC North race, but it’ll be even harder to pull off if Green is sidelined against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10 or potentially beyond.

What does this mean for the Jaguars? It’s a bummer that Ramsey was ejected from the game when he really didn’t do much except get choke-slammed. Most were confused how the officials came to the conclusion that the cornerback should’ve been ejected, including two of the former NFL heads of officiating.

.@DeanBlandino and I have looked at it – and after the chaos of the fight, we don’t think Ramsey should have been ejected #CINvsJAX

— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) November 5, 2017

But the team also has A.J. Bouye, and the Bengals don’t have many other weapons after Green.

It will likely be on Aaron Colvin, typically the team’s slot cornerback, to handle cornerback duties in the second. The Jaguars probably don’t have to worry about Ramsey being suspended, though.


The top stories from Sunday’s NFL action

Raiders OT Marshall Newhouse picked up a fumble and ran. It was glorious.

Raiders OT Marshall Newhouse picked up a fumble and ran. It was glorious.

This play didn’t go Oakland’s way, but it was a thing of beauty anyway.

The Raiders turned the ball over in the fourth quarter of their Sunday Night Football tilt against the Dolphins. It was a double fumble, and tackle Marshall Newhouse lost the second one.

Derek Carr was sacked on third-and-14 and lost the ball. Luckily for Carr, Newhouse recovered.

Newhouse rumbles for a few yards and gets taken down at the legs. It’s really something to see 319 pounds of man flying through the air. But Newhouse loses the ball in the process.

Here’s a closer look.

Poor Newhouse.

HAAALLLLLPPPPPPP pic.twitter.com/pcHFkQ7f8A

— Marshall Newhouse (@MNewhouse74) November 6, 2017

The Dolphins recovered that time, and they took over at their own 48. It was a lucky break for the Dolphins, who trail the Raiders 20-16.