Only a matter of minutes had transpired following a thrilling finish to Sunday’s latest NFL showdown at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before Matthew Wright’s short Wikipedia entry hailed the little-known and unassuming kicker as a ‘Jacksonville legend’. While three appearances is obviously not nearly a strong enough body of work on which to base hero status, it is difficult to overstate the impact of his fourth-quarter heroics that sunk the free-falling Miami Dolphins in dramatic fashion in the second and final game of the 2021 London series, one of the most entertaining contests to be played on these shores for many years. While UK fans are just glad to have the NFL back after a one-year Covid-enforced hiatus and rarely have their enthusiasm dampened regardless of the quality of the product on the field, such a gripping finale was a real treat after no shortage of blowouts and sub-par encounters.
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