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Sports Illustrated
Kristen Wong

NFL Fans Couldn’t Stop Laughing at Photographer Who Got Drilled by Errant Pass at Commanders-Jets

An unsuspecting NFL photographer caught a stray football to the face in the Washington CommandersNew York Jets on Sunday, adding a lighthearted wrinkle to a one-sided first half.

Deep in Washington’s territory on a 3rd-and-9, Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian was looking for tight end Tyler Conklin in the end zone, but Conklin couldn’t quite get his hands on the pass. The ball whistled through the air and found a very different target instead: The orange beanie of a cameraman who was just trying to take close-up pictures of the game.

Talk about an occupational hazard.

The photographer got doinked on the head and fell backward, immediately shielding their face.

The Jets settled for a field goal to close out the drive and were up 27—7 against the Commanders at halftime.

In light of more serious sideline injuries to non-football personnel this season, the in-game photographer might have gotten away easy.

NFL fans had a field day watching the silly incident unfold and came prepared with jokes:

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