Nuttiest Moments of Week 4: Follow the bouncing ball

Here is an in-depth breakdown of the nuttiest plays of Week 4.

Taking a fall while kicking the ball

The situation: Detroit kicker Jason Hanson kicks off to start the second half of the Lions' game with the Cowboys, trailing 20-3.

Things got a bit nutty when ... Hanson slipped on the Cowboys Stadium FieldTurf during the kick. As Hanson took a nose dive to the turf, the ball sailed surprisingly into the awaiting arms of defensive tackle Sean Lissemore, who rumbled 38 yards to Detroit's 46-yard line.

What were you thinking?

The situation: The Eagles are facing a third-and-1 situation from the 49ers' 1-yard line, sporting a 10-3 lead and looking to extend that lead with seven more.

Things got a bit nutty when ...Ronnie Brown is stuffed by the interior of the 49ers' defensive line, turns around and (perhaps trying to evoke his days in the Wildcat formation in Miami) appears to attempt to throw the ball somewhere. Instead, the play is ruled a fumble and the 49ers recover, preventing the Eagles from scoring any points on the drive.

Follow the bouncing ball

The situation: The Saints face a first-and-10 from the Jaguars' 49-yard line.

Things got a bit nutty when ...Drew Brees' pass bounces off the hands of receiver Robert Meachem, then pinballs around in the air among two Jaguars defenders and then ultimately intercepted by safety Dawan Landry.

Is this volleyball?

The situation: The Steelers face a first-and-10 from their own 20-yard line, down 10-0 to the Texans.

Things got a bit nutty when ...Ben Roethlisberger's pass bounces off tight end Heath Miller, then Texans linebacker Brian Cushing volleys the ball up into the air, and then the pigskin conveniently lands into the lap of Miller for a 7-yard gain.

Got it by the toe

The situation: The Bengals face a second-and-10 from their own 41-yard line, with the score tied 3-3.

Things got a bit nutty when ...Andy Dalton's short pass to Andre Caldwell, who can't come up with the reception, falls to the ground and has his foot kick the ball into the arms of Bills defensive back Bryan Scott, who returns the interception 43 yards for a touchdown.

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