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Instant Lookback: Ryan Neal Blocks Punt, Leading to Safety

Ryan Neal blocked Riley Dixon's punt, causing the ball to bounce out the back of the end zone for a safety.


Just before half, Riley Dixon trotted out to punt the ball away for the New York Giants in the Week 13 matchup. After the snap, Ryan Neal carefully timed his run and sliced through the line untouched, smothering Dixon's punt. The ball sailed back and, after a few bobbled recovery attempts, slid out the back of the end zone for a safety. The two points extended the Seahawks lead to 5-0, which would end up being the halftime score.

The last time the Seahawks blocked a punt was in October 2019, when David Moore blocked one at Cleveland.

In addition to the blocked punt, Neal also had an impact play earlier in the game. In the first quarter, he tipped Colt McCoy's pass intended for Evan Engram which was intercepted by Quandre Diggs.

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