If Arizona Cardinals cornerback Tramaine Brock caught a pass that was right in his hands, Matthew Stafford would have never heard the end of it.
The Detroit Lions and Cardinals were headed toward a sure tie in the final seconds of overtime when disaster almost struck for Detroit. Stafford’s careless pass went right to Brock. All Brock had to do was secure the catch that was right in his hands, run a couple yards out of bounds, and the Cardinals would have been setting up for a game-winning field goal.
And Brock dropped it.
Not all cornerbacks are known for their hands, and this was a bad drop. The ball fell to the ground with five seconds left, and the game ended up in a 27-27 tie.
The reaction of the Cardinals sideline, which goes from the moment of thinking they just stole a win in overtime to the devastation of seeing the ball hit the ground, is priceless.
The Cardinals can’t be too upset at a tie, having fought back from a 24-6 deficit to send the game to overtime. But Brock and his teammates will think about what could have been.
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