With time running down in the second quarter, Miami Dolphins wide reciever Brandon Gibson knew what he had to do.
Get airborne for the touchdown.
With :25 seconds left on the clock in the half, Gibson caught a ball from Ryan Tannehill in the middle of the field. He knew going to the sideline would waste far too much time and falling down would have wasted one of Miami’s two remaining timeouts, so he did what any reasonable NFL player would do – jump for their life.
Gibson, with momentum going his way, decided to take flight from the four yard line, leaping over a mass of Buffalo Bills defenders, helicoptering his way into the end zone for six.
The touchdown brought the Dolphins back to within just three points, a pretty big score considering had they only been able to secure a field goal they’d have been down by a touchdown.
It was the first touchdown of the season for Gibson and the first of his Dolphins career, who played the past four seasons with the St. Louis Rams.