January 8, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) during the second quarter of the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Emmanuel Sanders flips into end zone after 55 yard TD pass (Video)


The Pittsburgh Steelers look like they might get their first win of the season. They’re leading the New York Jets midway through the third quarter and scored the first touchdown of the game with this 55-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders got behind the defense and was wide open when the ball fell into his hands. He took it into the end zone with no one near him and decided to get a little acrobatic as he crossed the goal line.

It was Sanders second catch of the game, he also had a 13 yard reception earlier in the game.

I’m calling this a flip, others have referred to it as a somersault. Either way it’s impressive considering he just sprinted 55 yards down the field. It would’ve been a lot more impressive if he stuck the landing, it looks like he got high enough to land it.

Of course not everyone can be Jerome Simpson.

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Here is a closer look at the flip or

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