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Tyrann Mathieu saves touchdown with awesome play on Jared Cook

Remember how we told you Tyrann Mathieu was a “playmaking machine” in Arizona Cardinals training camp? Well he’s already making huge plays 10 minutes into his NFL career.

The Honey Badger raced down the field and poked the ball loose from behind on Jared Cook, who was streaking down the field toward the end zone for what would have been a St. Louis Rams touchdown on Sunday. The Rams’ play started at their 45, and Cook was credited with a 47-yard reception before fumbling at the 8.

By poking the ball out of Cook’s hands, Mathieu turned what would have been a touchdown into a touchback, saving his team seven points and giving the offense the ball.

On your way to an easy touchdown? Honey Badger don’t care.

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Karlos Dansby was beaten in coverage, but at least he didn’t quit on the play and recovered the ball in the end zone for the touchback.

Photo via Twitter/T Politz



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