Sprinklers Shockingly Interrupt Seahawks vs. Dolphins

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Sprinklers Shockingly Interrupt Seahawks vs. Dolphins
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Sunday's Week 12 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium featured a brief delay late in the third quarter after the sprinkler system activated during the game, spraying players and forcing both teams off the field.

The report of a delay was confirmed on SportsCenter's Twitter page:

Credit: Bleacher Report

The Seahawks led 14-7 when the incident occurred. Of course, some conspiracy theorists will wonder if this was an attempt by the Miami grounds crew to prevent the Dolphins from dropping a second straight home game and fourth consecutive game overall.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard was at the game and tweeted about the situation:

The reaction from the players, coaches and referees was priceless. Most of the players just stood there in a harmless state of shock, while the coaches took advantage of the stoppage to talk strategy. 

USC beat writer Scott Enyeart tweeted what everyone else was thinking as soon as the comical scene broke out down on the field:

Indeed, Sunday's scene was right out of a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial, only neither team benefited from this hilarious mishap. 

Unfortunately for the struggling Dolphins, the sprinklers were eventually shut off and the game resumed. 

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