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Bobby Wagner leaps over line to block FG, was it legal?

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Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings lined up for a 47-yard field goal with just under six minutes to play on Monday night, attempting to cut the Seattle Seahawks lead to three points.

Bobby Wagner had other plans.

In a throwback to both his own performance on Sunday Night Football against the Cardinals in 2016, and Kam Chancellor against the Panthers in 2015, Wagner leaped over Minnesota’s line, blocking Dan Bailey’s attempt.

Wagner’s last field goal blocking performance led to the competition committee attempting to ban leaping the line, with Bruce Arians calling it “bad for football.” Wagner, wisely, disagreed with that notion, saying they shouldn’t ban it.

Though it didn’t end up getting banned, Wagner’s block against the Vikings could still have drawn a flag, under the NFL’s rule against leverage on field goals. A flag was thrown, but ultimately picked up on the play.

What do you say?