The best play from the Seahawks and Panthers game


Today I’m breaking down the best play from the Seahawks and Panthers game.  I would like to remind everyone that there were plenty of great plays in the game from which to choose, unfortunately none of these plays were in the fourth quarter.  Despite the Seahawks fourth quarter woes being what they are we have plenty to be happy about.

Oct 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive end Ryan Delaire (91) during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

This play comes as the first Seahawks possession of the second half.  Early in the third quarter the Seahawks were driving with 11:27 remaining in the third Darrell Bevell pulls this play out of his hat.  It was first down and ten on the Panthers 40 yard line.  Seahawks line up an I formation, with Matthews motioning from left to right, making the right side of the play the strong side.  Wilson tosses right to Marshawn Lynch who after taking three steps turns and throws the ball back to Wilson.  Wilson rears back and heaves the ball 50 yards down field where Ricardo Lockette is streaking towards the end zone.  Unfortunately, Wilson put a little too much air under the ball and Kurt Coleman was able to get in perfect position to prevent Lockette from catching the ball. But then Lockette jumped over Coleman and made an amazing catch over Coleman’s head (literally).   This is such an amazing play I know I’m not doing it justice.  Please click here to watch the video of the play, I’ll wait.  The best part of the play is the catch, truly amazing concentration and effort by Lockette to make the play and catch an amazing touchdown.

Now, I think we can all agree that this play was awesome.  However it reminds me of a play in 2013 when the Seahawks were in Atlanta.  The Seahawks were in a first down and 10 situation on the Falcons 43 yard line, in the I formation with motion from left to right.  Wilson takes the snap and tosses the ball to the right side to Marshawn Lynch.  Lynch takes three steps and turns and throws the ball back to Wilson.  Wilson rears back and throws the ball to Jermaine Kearse for a 43 yard touchdown.  Honestly I can’t make this up watch the video of this play, I’ll wait.

NFL be warned: if you let the Seahawks have first and 10 from the opposing 40-43 yard lines they will likely attempt a flea flicker.  Go Hawks!

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