This Jacksonville Jaguars fake punt is proof no one watches NFL games that take place in London.
Or at least the Los Angeles Chargers don’t, which sorta makes sense considering London games kick off at 6:30 a.m. on the West Coast.
At the end of the first quarter on Sunday, the Jags dialed up a direct snap to running back Corey Grant on fourth down with punter Brad Nortman in position to kick.
The third-year pro took the ball 56 yards to the house.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 12, 2017
This isn’t the first Jaguars fake punt to result in a massive gain for Grant this season.
During the squad’s Week 3 smashing of the Baltimore Ravens in London, the backup back snapped off a 58-yard gain to his opponents’ six-yard line.
— Brian Chojnacki (@BroadcastingBri) September 24, 2017
Before the 2017 campaign, the speedy back earned his roster spot with a huge preseason.
“Obviously, you could see the speed that he has getting out there,” said head coach Doug Marrone. “… Corey has been an explosive player and is really a good change-up to the more power-type backs, people will label them, that we have.”