On Christmas Day against the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard had one of the best blocks by any non-lineman and it won’t go on his highlight reel since he was punished for it.
The Green Bay Packers wideout is lighter in his wallet and bank account after he was fined $10,609 by the NFL for taunting following an impressive block against the Dolphins where he took down three Miami defenders at the same time, according to Pro Football Talk.
After the takedown, Lazard could be seen looking back at the trio of Dolphins players on the ground and counting to three with his fingers. It seemed so harmless, but the NFL surely did not like it. He wasn’t flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in during the game, but the NFL wants to make sure that type of taunt doesn’t get apssed around the league as acceptable.
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The play itself came during the fourth quarter of Green Bay’s eventual 26-20 win over the Dolphins. His play helped free running back Aaron Jones for an 18-yard gain that put the Packers in the red zone where they’d eventually kick a field goal to go up by six.
“Honestly, it was kind of a play that we really emphasized that week of the different looks we could get on how my job or assignment could change potentially,” Lazard said of the block, via the official team website. “If I wasn’t there, probably all three would’ve been able to be there to stop the play. But because they were in the same gap and close to each other, it was just an easy play for me to make.”
Lazard finished the game with five catches on a team-high 11 targets for 61 yards.
While he might be lighter in pockets, his play helped his Packers secure a much-needed victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. They will need to continue this improbably run by winning its remaining two games and have either the Commanders lose one of their final two games or have the Giants lose out.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.