Miami Dolphins Tony Lippet leaps over the front lines of the Fins and Pittsburgh Steelers in an attempt to block a field goal in the NFL Wild-Card Playoffs at Heinz Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, January 8, 2017. The leap resulted in a penalty.
Miami Dolphins Tony Lippet leaps over the front lines of the Fins and Pittsburgh Steelers in an attempt to block a field goal in the NFL Wild-Card Playoffs at Heinz Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, January 8, 2017. The leap resulted in a penalty. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com
Miami Dolphins Tony Lippet leaps over the front lines of the Fins and Pittsburgh Steelers in an attempt to block a field goal in the NFL Wild-Card Playoffs at Heinz Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, January 8, 2017. The leap resulted in a penalty. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com

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