Sport Did Rams copy Dolphins' hook-and-lateral play for 2-point conversion against Packers?

09:40  17 january  2021
09:40  17 january  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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When pressured, the Packers responded and had ultimately had no problem securing a 32-18 Unable to hit anything deep for more than three quarters against the NFL’s top-rated defense, the The Rams also had to go without their best wide receiver, Cooper Kupp, and their starting left guard

The Rams used a curious play to put themselves just a touchdown behind the Packers in their NFL playoffs divisional round meeting Saturday.

After running back Cam Akers scored a TD out of the Wildcat formation, coach Sean McVay called a nifty hook-and-lateral for the 2-point conversion to make the score 25-18, Green Bay, with 1:41 remaining in the third quarter:

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It's not too often you see a hook-and-lateral in the NFL, especially on a non-game-ending play.

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The Rams are still 2 -1 and can take momentum from a great comeback against the Bills, even if it didn’t result in a win. They played tremendously to get back in the game and take the lead against a good Buffalo team, after it looked like they were going to get blown out.

Unless you're the Dolphins, that is.

Twitter was quick to point out Los Angeles' play was suspiciously similar to a play Brian Flores and Miami used in the team's 22-12 win over the Patriots in Week 15. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two plays, courtesy of Sporting News' Jordan Heck:

There's nothing in the rules that says teams can't copy plays, of course. And it's not as if the Dolphins, who missed the playoffs, are in a position to use it. That didn't stop Twitter from noticing the similarity and saying the the Rams "stole" the play:

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