The Seattle Seahawks fell to 6-4 in Munich after a 21-16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Allianz Arena. Despite not getting the win for his birthday, Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton nabbed a critical interception to keep Buccaneers' Tom Brady from setting another record.
Despite the adjustment to the time difference between Munich and the Pacific Northwest, the Seahawks social team found the right moment to wish Barton a Happy Birthday this morning on Twitter. Seattle's 2019 third round selection aided Seattle's comeback attempt against Tampa Bay after starting slow, with eight combined tackles.
Barton nabbed a fourth quarter interception on Brady that not only sparked Seattle's comeback attempt - but prevented Brady from making history. Prior to the play, Brady'd thrown 399 consecutive passes without an interception, needing to reach 402 to surpass Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' standing record.
Dropping back into coverage, a leaping Barton came down with his first-career interception on one of league's most-renowned gunslingers of all-time.
Coach Carroll discussed Barton's recent play as well as the interception following the game.
"Cody has been playing really well," said Carroll. "He has really improved in the last two, three weeks in particular. Today he had some really nice plays on the perimeter. The interception was a gorgeous play. Jordyn [Brooks] had a chance at one, too. Unfortunately, we didn't get it. But Cody has done a good job. He had to jump in at the other position for Jordyn tonight too. So we're really pleased. We need everybody to be continuing to get better, and Cody is on track to do that."
While Seattle looks to rebuild from the loss, the team retains first place in the NFC West heading into the bye week. Barton has plenty of time to revel in his historic takeaway.
Check out some of the best action shots from Seahawks vs. Buccaneers at Allianz Arena in Munich on November 13, 2022. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.