By Anthony Caruso III | Editor
Washington football quarterback Taylor Heinicke believed he scored a touchdown on Sunday. Many players think they do it every week.
Heinicke was diving for the end zone against the Green Bay Packers. Officials said he didn’t score.
Almost immediately after what he thought was a touchdown, Heinicke, who grew up as a Packers fan, took a Lambeau jump. He jumped over the fence near a fan of the Washington football team – the only WFT fan in that region.
Unfortunately for Heinicke, he made the Lambeau jump for nothing. He was short of the goal line.
Heinicke took a head first dive for the end zone. This is now treated by officials as a toe-first slip.
Therefore, Heinicke went before the goal line. He didn’t know it when he chose to dive for the touchdown with no one around him.
Officials reviewed the room. Once they returned from the exam it was decided that Heinicke had not scored on the play since he was small.
Washington football head coach Ron Rivera then decided to take a shot in fourth and first place from the one-yard line. The Packers shut down the drive with a shutdown.
If Heinicke had scored on the third down, the score would have been 21-13.
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