All Todd Gurley had to do was stop at the one-yard line and not score a touchdown for the Falcons to probably win their game against the Lions.
With the Falcons just needing to run out the clock and hit a chip-shot field goal to win the game, Gurley was handed the ball with about a minute left in the fourth quarter and the Lions defense allowed him to score. When Gurley realized what the Lions were doing he tried to stop before scoring but his momentum carried him into the end zone.
Todd Gurley couldn’t stop himself from scoring 😅 @brgridiron
Falcons wanted to run the clock down on the Lions pic.twitter.com/JjkkNwobvd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 25, 2020
Gurley’s touchdown allowed the Lions to have enough time to march down the field to score a touchdown to win the game.
— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2020
Gurley was immediately mocked by NFL fans for his “accidental” TD.
I’ve never been more sure of anything than I was that the Falcons were gonna lose the game after that Gurley TD.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) October 25, 2020
Oh wow Gurley really DID lose the game by scoring holy shit
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) October 25, 2020
Falcons continue to lose in IMPOSSIBLE ways.
– Todd Gurley accidentally falls into end zone for go-ahead TD when Atlanta has ability to run out clock for win w/ chip shot FG (22-16, ATL, 1:12 remaining)
– Lions march down field for GW TD as time expires (23-22 DET win) pic.twitter.com/uaIQ5tYkXt
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 25, 2020
in 2018, Todd Gurley ***twice*** stopped short of the end zone instead of scoring touchdowns to preserve clock in Rams wins…
of all the guys in the NFL to screw that up… stunning that it would be him pic.twitter.com/YxqNmCO03N
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) October 25, 2020
Todd Gurley is not happy after the Falcons blew a late lead to the Lions. pic.twitter.com/kbFOjJu2x0
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 25, 2020
All Todd Gurley had to do was pic.twitter.com/3g1Ir2cuTI
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) October 25, 2020