Steelers RB pulls a Donovan McNabb, did not know you could end an NFL game in a tie
We had another example of “NFL Players don’t know you can tie football games” this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions tied 16-16 on Sunday. The Lions improved to a respectable 0-8-1 on the season. After the game Steelers’ running back Najee Harris had this to say about the game ending in a tie.
“I didn’t even know you could tie in the NFL,” Harris said. “In my mind, I was sitting on the bench saying, ‘I’ve got another quarter to go.’ But someone came to me and said, ‘That’s it.’ I’ve never had a tie in my life before.”
Harris wasn’t the only one who wasn’t expecting the abrupt, unsatisfying ending.
“It’s nuts,” Lions second-year running back Godwin Igwebuike said. “I’m back there like, ‘Yo, how many overtimes can we do?’ And they’re like, ‘Three’ … I hear, ‘Two, one,’ and we were like, ‘Yo, whatever’s going on, we’re about to just put our all into it.’”
As you probably remember, Donovan McNabb also didn’t know that a game could not end in a tie after a game against the Bengals in 2008. The final score was 13-13 after Bengals kicker Shayne Graham missed a 47-yard field goal with seven seconds left in overtime.
Ironically enough, last year, the Eagles also tied with the Bengals tied last year 23-23. In College, they don’t have tie games which is probably why Harris wasn’t aware. Honestly, I don’t blame him. Ending games in ties is so stupid and probably the reason why Americans don’t really like “futbol” very much. We need winners, especially in the NFL.
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY