The Bengals butt fumble became a long Cowboys defensive touch for Aldon Smith


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The NFL might have thought that the night of Thanksgiving eight years ago had seen the last butt groping since the Mark Sanchez disaster. However, Cincinnati Bengals runner Trayveon Williams could have surpassed Sanchez’s mistake. Williams took it with him and ran into his right guard with no use, which was just the beginning of the blooper’s reel.

Williams’ helmet went straight to Hakeem Adeniji when he dropped the ball immediately after the collision. The defensive end of the Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Lawrence looked shocked, the ball was on the ground (not where the ball was thrown), but Aldon Smith immediately noticed and returned 78 yards for the result – giving Dallas a 10-0 lead.

Williams did not advance to the next run as the first place finisher in the next series was Samaje Perine. It is named after Giovani Bernard, who groped on the first run of the race. Bernard did not receive a delivery for the remainder of the first quarter.

The Bengals groped in the top three possession of the game and became the first team to perform this feat since the 2013 New England Patriots. This is the first time since 1994 that two different Bengals have been groping in the same game.