Russell Wilson Re-Creates His Famous Super Bowl-Losing Interception In Loss To Redskins

Bryan Brandom
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The Seattle Seahawks saw their kicker go 0-for-3 on field goals in their 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday. To make the defeat yet more horrifying, Russell Wilson and Co. were reminded of the most shudder-inducing play in franchise history.

In the second quarter, Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller made like Malcolm Butler and jumped a slant route.

Watching the play unfold, it was hard not to be reminded of the play that ended Super Bowl XLIX.

The quarterback‘s second interception of the rainy day was a lot worse, flicking a pass right to linebacker Will Compton.

The first pick was sandwiched by Seahawks drives that resulted in missed Blair Walsh field goals. The kicker would miss a third before the end of the half.

He entered Sunday 12-of-13 on the season before missing from 44, 39, and 49.

“Not good,” Walsh said after the game when asked how he was feeling. “I didn’t help my team today, that’s for sure. The thing is, though, is that this is the first time this year where I haven’t really come through, and I’ve got to remember that. As much as it sucks, and as much as I want to be there for my teammates and help us win, I’ve got to remember that I’m capable of doing good things here.”

Walsh’s teammates stood by him after the loss.

“You don’t want to be a finger-pointer,” said defensive end Michael Bennett. “Every point in the game, somebody could have made a better play and did something better, so you don’t want to point fingers. You want to always be able to always be behind your teammates, whether they played good or played bad. They’re still your teammates, and Blair is a great kicker. Sometimes things happen, and you want to be able to constantly believe in him, and I believe in him in every facet of the game.”

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