Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, September 24 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
2010 NFC Wild Card Playoff: BeastQuake
After a lengthy voting process, the 12s have finally spoken. The greatest moment in Seahawks history has been decided by the fans themselves through a poll hosted on Seahawks.com.
Out of the four choices for the Seahawks’ most memorable play, Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard touchdown run in the 2010 NFC Wild Card Game, otherwise known as ‘BeastQuake,’ took the cake.
The famous run occurred in the fourth quarter of the Wild Card game against the New Orleans Saints when Lynch broke a total of nine tackles on his way to the end zone. The touchdown ultimately provided the winning margin, as the Seahawks overcame the Saints 41-36.
The description of the play in the poll reads, “When Lynch took the handoff, it looked like he might again be stopped for little to no gain, but then something magical started to unfold. Saints defender after Saints defender slid off of Lynch or were sent flying by stiff arms, and somehow, improbably, Lynch found himself diving into the end zone for a touchdown that all but secured the victory while causing seismic activity that was detected by seismometers in the area.”
Totaling 44% of the 3,653 votes in the poll, BeastQuake beat out three other plays in the voting battle; The Tip (2013 NFC Championship), Jermaine Kearse’s Game-Winner (2014 NFC Championship), and Steve Largent’s Hit (December 11, 1988).
Later this season, BeastQuake will advance to an NFL.com-hosted bracket featuring more greatest moments from the league's 31 other teams as voted on by each club's respective fanbase. The most memorable play in league history will then be unveiled at NFL Honors, the night before Super Bowl LIV.
Thanks to all of those who took the time to vote and be sure to follow the rest of our NFL 100 content throughout the rest of the season, including our video series ‘Seahawks Stories.’
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