With Atlanta up by one and driving with under four minutes remaining, Falcons wideout Julio Jones tipped a pass from Matt Ryan. After a ricochet off Richard Sherman, Thomas was able to secure an interception and take the ball to midfield.
— NFL (@NFL) October 16, 2016
Seven plays later, Seahawks kicker Steve "don't call me 'Stephen' or 'Steven'" Hauschka nailed a 44-yard field goal to put Seattle up 26-24, a lead that would stand for good.
But in addition to the most important play of the game, Thomas made the most "holy sh*t did you just see that?" play of the contest, and maybe the week, on the down immediately preceding his interception.
He brought Falcons running back Devonta Freeman down not with a tackle, but with a punch to the face.
Here it is again, in slow motion.
Sure, there's an almost zero percent chance Thomas was actually trying to tackle Freeman with a suckerpunch—he was almost definitely trying to force a fumble by punching the ball (which is actually illegal)—but until we hear to the contrary, we're going to live in a fantasy in which he did this on purpose, okay?