NFL Cowardice Index

Last updated: Week 22 2021

Red = playoffs

Most Cowardly Plays

# Date Score Clock 4th & Yardline Play Cowardice
1 Nov. 28, 2010 CAR 22
CLE 24
4Q 01:07 2 CAR 36 CLE (1:07) (Punt formation) R.Hodges punts 31 yards to CAR 5, Center-R.Pontbriand, out of bounds. 6.57%
2 Oct. 25, 2020 CAR 24
NO 27
4Q 02:00 19 NO 47 CAR (2:00) 4-J.Slye 65 yard field goal is No Good, Short, Center-44-J.Jansen, Holder-3-J.Charlton. 6.42%
3 Sept. 20, 2018 NYJ 17
CLE 21
4Q 01:05 2 NYJ 35 CLE (1:05) B.Colquitt punts 29 yards to NYJ 6, Center-C.Hughlett, downed by CLE-D.Kindred. 6.31%
4 Oct. 10, 2010 NO 20
ARI 22
4Q 00:34 5 NO 30 ARI (:34) B.Graham punts 21 yards to NO 9, Center-M.Leach, downed by ARI-H.Abdullah. 6.17%
5 Jan. 3, 2021 WAS 20
PHI 14
4Q 01:02 1 PHI 36 WAS (1:02) 5-T.Way punts 28 yards to PHI 8, Center-57-N.Sundberg, fair catch by 84-G.Ward. 6.04%
6 Sept. 19, 2010 BAL 7
CIN 9
4Q 09:45 1 BAL 44 CIN (9:45) K.Huber punts 15 yards to BAL 29, Center-C.Harris, downed by CIN-C.Crocker. 6.0%
7 Nov. 17, 2013 BAL 17
CHI 19
4Q 04:55 1 BAL 44 CHI (4:55) (Punt formation) A.Podlesh punts 28 yards to BAL 16, Center-J.Cain, fair catch by L.Webb. 6.0%
8 Jan. 10, 2021 BAL 17
TEN 13
4Q 10:06 2 BAL 40 TEN (10:06) 6-B.Kern punts 25 yards to BAL 15, Center-47-M.Overton, fair catch by 13-D.Duvernay. 5.91%
9 Nov. 15, 2020 HOU 0
CLE 3
2Q 04:30 13 CLE 30 HOU (4:30) (Field Goal formation) 7-K.Fairbairn punts 26 yards to CLE 4, Center-46-J.Weeks, downed by HOU-46-J.Weeks. 5.68%
10 Dec. 4, 2011 DAL 0
ARI 3
1Q 02:04 10 ARI 35 DAL (2:04) M.McBriar punts 25 yards to ARI 10, Center-L.Ladouceur, downed by DAL-A.Albright. 5.66%
11 Oct. 8, 2017 SEA 13
LAR 10
4Q 04:27 2 LAR 38 SEA (4:27) J.Ryan punts 31 yards to LA 7, Center-T.Ott, downed by SEA-J.Coleman. 5.65%
12 Nov. 15, 2009 ATL 19
CAR 21
4Q 11:24 3 ATL 38 CAR (11:24) J.Baker punts 34 yards to ATL 4, Center-J.Jansen, downed by CAR-Q.Teal. 5.64%
13 Jan. 23, 2011 GB 14
CHI 7
4Q 07:31 1 CHI 35 GB (7:31) T.Masthay punts 25 yards to CHI 10, Center-B.Goode, out of bounds. 5.56%
14 Nov. 25, 2012 BUF 3
IND 6
2Q 10:18 14 IND 34 BUF (10:18) S.Powell punts 23 yards to IND 11, Center-G.Sanborn, fair catch by T.Zbikowski. 5.54%
15 Dec. 4, 2016 SF 0
CHI 0
2Q 13:18 9 CHI 31 SF (13:18) (Punt formation) B.Pinion punts 26 yards to CHI 5, Center-K.Nelson, fair catch by B.Callahan. 5.51%
16 Sept. 13, 2009 JAX 12
IND 14
4Q 07:08 2 JAX 44 IND (7:08) P.McAfee punts 43 yards to JAC 1, Center-J.Snow, downed by IND-J.Lacey. 5.46%
17 Oct. 29, 2017 PIT 20
DET 12
4Q 12:59 1 PIT 1 DET (12:59) M.Prater 19 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin. 5.34%
18 Dec. 10, 2017 IND 0
BUF 0
2Q 03:41 5 BUF 32 IND (3:41) R.Sanchez punts 30 yards to BUF 2, Center-L.Rhodes, downed by IND-C.Milton. 5.34%
19 Oct. 1, 2017 IND 0
SEA 3
1Q 05:02 7 SEA 36 IND (5:02) R.Sanchez punts 35 yards to SEA 1, Center-L.Rhodes, downed by IND-M.Farley. 5.29%
20 Nov. 6, 2011 NYJ 3
BUF 0
3Q 12:55 2 BUF 37 NYJ (12:55) T.Conley punts 36 yards to BUF 1, Center-T.Purdum, downed by NYJ-M.Cole. 5.28%
21 Oct. 13, 2019 PIT 24
LAC 17
4Q 01:11 1 LAC 36 PIT (1:11) 4-J.Berry punts 35 yards to LAC 1, Center-57-K.Canaday, downed by PIT-80-J.Holton. 5.28%
22 Oct. 21, 2012 CLE 13
IND 17
4Q 06:38 1 IND 41 CLE (6:38) R.Hodges punts 21 yards to IND 20, Center-C.Yount, out of bounds. 5.07%
23 Dec. 24, 2017 DEN 3
WAS 0
2Q 11:39 8 WAS 35 DEN (11:39) (Field Goal formation) B.McManus punts 26 yards to WAS 9, Center-C.Kreiter, downed by DEN-C.Kreiter. 5.0%
24 Nov. 10, 2013 HOU 24
ARI 26
4Q 02:11 1 Own 47 ARI (2:11) D.Zastudil punts 36 yards to HOU 17, Center-M.Leach, fair catch by K.Martin. 4.98%
25 Oct. 17, 2010 LV 6
SF 0
2Q 08:37 5 LV 34 SF (8:37) A.Lee punts 34 yards to OAK 0, Center-B.Jennings. N.Miller, Touchback. 4.98%
26 Nov. 18, 2018 HOU 22
WAS 21
4Q 00:08 10 HOU 45 WAS (:08) D.Hopkins 63 yard field goal is No Good, Short, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way. 4.96%
27 Nov. 1, 2009 LAR 5
DET 0
2Q 08:02 4 LAR 38 DET (8:02) N.Harris punts 28 yards to STL 10, Center-D.Muhlbach, fair catch by D.Amendola. 4.95%
28 Nov. 9, 2017 SEA 15
ARI 10
3Q 03:20 2 SEA 41 ARI (3:20) A.Lee punts 32 yards to SEA 9, Center-J.Drescher, fair catch by T.Lockett. 4.94%
29 Dec. 30, 2012 DAL 7
WAS 7
2Q 00:45 9 WAS 34 DAL (:45) B.Moorman punts 34 yards to end zone, Center-L.Ladouceur, Touchback. 4.93%
30 Sept. 25, 2011 JAX 10
CAR 16
4Q 01:09 8 JAX 32 CAR (1:09) J.Baker punts 32 yards to end zone, Center-J.Jansen, Touchback. 4.89%
31 Oct. 21, 2018 NE 37
CHI 31
4Q 00:30 6 CHI 33 NE (:30) R.Allen punts 33 yards to end zone, Center-J.Cardona, Touchback. 4.89%
32 Dec. 1, 2013 CHI 20
MIN 17
4Q 02:47 1 MIN 41 CHI (2:47) A.Podlesh punts 32 yards to MIN 9, Center-P.Mannelly, fair catch by M.Sherels. 4.89%
33 Nov. 8, 2009 GB 28
TB 30
4Q 01:48 6 GB 36 TB (1:48) (Punt formation) D.Johnson punts 23 yards to GB 13, Center-A.Economos, downed by TB-N.Koutouvides. 4.89%
34 Jan. 1, 2012 PIT 13
CLE 9
4Q 10:15 12 PIT 34 CLE (10:15) B.Maynard punts 19 yards to PIT 15, Center-C.Yount, fair catch by A.Brown. 4.85%
35 Dec. 19, 2010 NYJ 20
PIT 17
4Q 02:56 5 PIT 32 NYJ (2:56) (Punt formation) S.Weatherford punts 29 yards to PIT 3, Center-T.Purdum, downed by NYJ-M.Cole. 4.83%
36 Nov. 11, 2012 DAL 10
PHI 7
2Q 00:53 1 PHI 41 DAL (:53) B.Moorman punts 33 yards to PHI 8, Center-L.Ladouceur, fair catch by D.Johnson. 4.81%
37 Oct. 7, 2012 BUF 0
SF 3
1Q 04:37 14 SF 37 BUF (4:37) S.Powell punts 24 yards to SF 13, Center-G.Sanborn, out of bounds. 4.79%
38 Sept. 27, 2015 CIN 14
BAL 7
4Q 13:32 2 CIN 2 BAL (13:32) J.Tucker 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch. 4.75%
39 Nov. 27, 2016 LAC 14
HOU 7
4Q 14:13 2 LAC 2 HOU (14:13) N.Novak 19 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler. 4.75%
40 Jan. 1, 2017 NYG 13
WAS 10
4Q 00:18 2 WAS 39 NYG (:18) B.Wing punts 34 yards to WAS 5, Center-Z.DeOssie. J.Crowder to WAS 6 for 1 yard (Z.DeOssie). 4.74%
41 Sept. 11, 2011 CAR 7
ARI 7
2Q 12:19 16 ARI 35 CAR (12:19) (Punt formation) J.Baker punts 35 yards to end zone, Center-J.Jansen, Touchback. 4.73%
42 Sept. 11, 2016 NYG 20
DAL 19
4Q 01:12 1 DAL 37 NYG (1:12) (Punt formation) B.Wing punts 37 yards to end zone, Center-Z.DeOssie, Touchback. 4.7%
43 Sept. 12, 2011 NE 21
MIA 14
3Q 03:40 2 NE 2 MIA (3:40) (Field Goal formation) D.Carpenter 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-B.Fields. 4.67%
44 Dec. 24, 2011 LV 10
KC 3
3Q 03:33 2 LV 2 KC (3:33) R.Succop 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Gafford, Holder-D.Colquitt. 4.67%
45 Nov. 21, 2016 HOU 17
LV 10
3Q 02:42 2 HOU 2 LV (2:42) S.Janikowski 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King. 4.67%
46 Jan. 2, 2011 NYG 3
WAS 0
2Q 10:18 2 WAS 38 NYG (10:18) M.Dodge punts 38 yards to end zone, Center-Z.DeOssie, Touchback. 4.67%
47 Dec. 23, 2010 CAR 0
PIT 0
1Q 08:04 5 PIT 32 CAR (8:04) (Punt formation) J.Baker punts 32 yards to end zone, Center-J.Jansen, Touchback. 4.67%
48 Oct. 2, 2011 CAR 20
CHI 22
3Q 11:41 3 CAR 38 CHI (11:41) A.Podlesh punts 30 yards to CAR 8, Center-P.Mannelly, fair catch by A.Edwards. 4.66%
49 Jan. 3, 2010 WAS 17
LAC 13
3Q 00:16 1 LAC 42 WAS (:16) H.Smith punts 28 yards to SD 14, Center-E.Albright, fair catch by C.Davis. 4.66%
50 Oct. 4, 2015 PHI 20
WAS 16
4Q 11:39 11 PHI 35 WAS (11:39) T.Way punts 35 yards to end zone, Center-N.Sundberg, Touchback. 4.65%