Buffalo Bills fake punt attempt in the second half
The last play the Buffalo Bills wish they could have had back against the Kansas City Chiefs was on their first drive of the fourth quarter. The offense quickly went three and out and Sam Martin and the punting unit came onto the field with it being 4th and 5.
The fact the Bills were deep in their own end of the field at the 30 yard line seemed to make a fake punt attempt unlikely and unthinkable. However, that is exactly what they did as Ferguson directly snapped it to Damar Hamlin who ended up only picking up two yards.
There was undoubtedly confusion on the call but the Chiefs did have 10 players on the field for the punt return. The call for the fake punt could have been done at the line of scrimmage but according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Buffalo News, Reid Ferguson said it was called from the sideline.
It didn't seem like at that point of the game, the Buffalo Bills needed such a desperate play that deep in their end of the field. However, if the Bills were willing to try and extend their drive it would have made more sense to just keep the offense on the field.