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The Jets Scored 10 Points In Zero Seconds

Today, the Bills Jetsed themselves—against the Jets.

Bills kick returner Mike Gillislee inexplicably allowed the ball to roll into Buffalo’s end zone on a kickoff, setting up New York’s fastest and easiest touchdown of the season.


Gillislee stood over the live ball as New York’s Doug Middleton pounced on it for a 30-3 Jets lead after the PAT:

Because the game clock doesn’t run on a kickoff until a player touches the ball, and the previous drive ended at 3:21 with a Nick Folk field goal, the Jets technically scored 10 points in zero seconds.

This is also an appropriate time to bring up a 2003 Eagles-Cowboys game. Dallas receiver Randal Williams, with the help of a slow game clock, scored on an onside kick attempt in three seconds and recorded the fastest TD to start a game since the NFL adopted the scoreboard clock. 

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