Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson blundered in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns.
The Vikings allowed a Browns landing with 1:16 remaining within the first half. Cleveland was making an attempt the PAT try when Richardson tried to name timeout. Nonetheless, the Vikings had no extra timeouts and have been penalized for a delay of recreation.
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Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive sort out Sheldon Richardson (9) warms up on the sidelines in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs earlier than the sport at GEHA Area at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Cleveland determined to go for 2 factors as an alternative of the one and transformed to go up 8-7. Cleveland would then kick a discipline purpose with 6 seconds remaining within the half to take an 11-7 lead into the locker room.
It was a wierd resolution for Richardson to make. It won’t be that huge within the grand scheme of issues, however it may well solely be likened to Corridor of Famer Chris Webber calling a timeout throughout Michigan’s nationwide championship recreation in opposition to North Carolina in 1993.
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Cleveland Browns defensive finish Jadeveon Clowney (90) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) as he throws a cross through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Minneapolis.
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Richardson, a former Browns defensive lineman, got here into the sport with solely two tackles to his credit score. He had 64 whole with Cleveland final season.
Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield was 11-for-22 with 98 passing yards. Kareem Hunt had eight carries for 50 yards and the lone landing.
Minnesota Vikings defensive sort out Sheldon Richardson (90) through the second half of an NFL soccer recreation, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals received 34-33.
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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was 9-for-15 with 84 yards and a landing cross. The landing cross went to Justin Jefferson within the first quarter. Jefferson had three catches for 32 yards.