This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 17th weekend of the 2014 NFL season…

The stupidest fake…ever?

The Steelers had a 4th-and-9 at the Cincinnati 45-yard line with a three-point fourth-quarter lead. Relatively low-scoring game. So why in the hell are you running a fake punt?

And on top of all that, look at how much of a disorganized mess the fake was…


They deserved that interception and are lucky that silly move didn’t cost them the game and the division.

The stupidest funny TV graphic error

The second-stupidest funny TV graphic error

The stupidest challenge

Might as well call this the Jim Caldwell Award. I mean, the guy is a notoriously terrible challenger, but what the hell was he thinking could have been reversed on this play?


Eddie Lacy was the most “down by contact” player in NFL history, and yet Caldwell wasted a crucial second-half timeout in order to have that confirmed.

Also, this…

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at (covering Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLVI), a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Bloguin, but his day gig has him covering all things NFC East for Bleacher Report.