Dustin Hopkins recovers his own kickoff as wind wreaks havoc in Bills vs. Washington game

Written By Jacob Camenker
Dustin-Hopkins-FG-091621-Getty-FTR.jpg
(Getty Images)

The weather is always a factor when teams travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills. Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins managed to take advantage of that on Sunday afternoon.

Hopkins was kicking off with Washington trailing 21-7. The team had just scored its first touchdown of the day and Hopkins just wanted to blast the ball down the field.

INJURY UPDATE: A.J. Brown leaves Titans-Colts

However, the wind got ahold of the ball and forced it to come up short. That ended up working out in favor of Hopkins, as Bills return man Isaiah McKenzie failed to get under it and Hopkins was able to eventually come up with the bouncing ball.

MORE: Is Dalvin Cook playing for the Vikings in Week 3?

That heads-up play by Hopkins gave Washington great field position. It set Taylor Heinicke up with a short field and he delivered. He scrambled for a touchdown and dove just inside the pylon. The score was eerily reminiscent of his touchdown against the Buccaneers during the 2021 NFL playoffs. 

MORE: What has gone wrong with the Packers' defense in 2021

The veteran kicker received a lot of praise from former athletes and media personalities after setting the table for Heinicke.

The praise was deserved, as the recovery and eventual score made it a one-possession game at 21-14. Washington entered the locker room trailing 27-14 after trailing by as much as 21 in the first half.

Latest News

deshaun-watson-1026-getty-ftr.jpg
Any NFL team that trades for Deshaun Watson can expect deserved public outrage
DeCourcy: Teams should say 'no, thank you' to Deshaun Watson
Tom-Brady-101321-GETTY-FTR
Tom Brady jokes fan who gave back TD pass No. 600 'lost all of his leverage,' will get Bitcoin
Tom Brady jokes fan who gave back TD pass No. 600 'lost all of his leverage,' will get Bitcoin
Tom-Brady-102421-Getty-FTR.jpg
Tom Brady tells Peyton, Eli Manning playing defense is 'kind of like a dog chasing a car'
Tom Brady tells Peyton, Eli Manning playing defense is 'kind of like a dog chasing a car'
Deshaun-Watson-010420-getty-ftr
Can Deshaun Watson play this year? Explaining the 2021 NFL status of Texans QB as trade rumors swirl
If Deshaun Watson is traded, is he eligible to play?
deshaun-watson-getty-031821-ftr.jpg
Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Latest news on Dolphins, Panthers, Eagles before 2021 NFL deadline
Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Latest news, updates