If you happened to see the trick-play punt return Utah ran against Oregon last night, you caught an early glimpse at a similar play the Seahawks had in the works for Sunday's 2015 home-opener against the Chicago Bears.
Seattle used a bit of misdirection to fool Chicago's special teams unit in the first quarter, floating most of its punt coverage team toward rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who acted like he was about to return his second punt of the game. Instead, the ball the Bears punted drifted toward the other side of the field, where Richard Sherman was waiting. The Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback fielded the punt cleanly and returned it up the Seattle sideline and cut back toward midfield for 64 yards, setting up a 31-yard field goal from kicker Steven Hauschk to open the game's scoring and put the Seahawks on top, 3-0.
Check out Seattle's trickeration in the video above.