It’s the offseason for the National Football League, as we’re painfully aware. In the neverending quest to find things to write about during the down time, I found a video put out by the National Football League that listed the top 25 defensive touchdowns of the 2019 NFL season.
I like a good list as much as the next internet user, and the Minnesota Vikings did have a pair of pretty cool defensive touchdowns this past season. One was Anthony Harris’ deflected pick-six against the Seattle Seahawks, and the other came from a strip sack of Philip Rivers by Danielle Hunter that resulted in Ifeadi Odenigbo rumbling for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers.
So, I fired up the video so that I could see where the league ranked those two plays.
The TOP 25 defensive TDs of 2019! pic.twitter.com/Apcco0qktk— NFL (@NFL) May 15, 2020
And I watched. . .and I watched. . .and then, the end of the video came and I realized that neither the Harris play nor the Odenigbo play were among the top twenty-five defensive touchdowns of the year in the NFL in 2019, apparently.
That seems a little weird to me. Those two plays were definitely more impressive than a lot of the plays that were on the list. It appears that one of the keys to getting on the list was playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, judging from the number of Jameis Winston pick-sixes that were on there.
But, if the NFL doesn’t want to give them any love, we’ll do it here. First, let’s relive the Anthony Harris “volleyball” pick-six against Seattle.
And now, the Odenigbo fumble return for a touchdown against Los Angeles.
I mean, seriously. . .come on, NFL. It wasn’t that hard to get this right.
Which of the Vikings’ two defensive touchdowns in 2019 was your favorite?
This poll is closed
Anthony Harris pick-six against Seattle
Ifeadi Odenigbo fumble return against Los Angeles