The Seahawks and Steelers went to time beyond regulation on “Sunday Evening Soccer” earlier than Pittsburgh pulled out a 23-20 victory, however the way in which they received there was something however typical. With Geno Smith filling in for the injured Russell Wilson, Seattle had little bother transferring the ball on its remaining drive of regulation. Smith went 5-for-5 to push the Seahawks all the way in which from their very own 25-yard line to the Steelers’ 25 in a matter of 90 seconds. However that is not accounting for the final play earlier than Jason Myers‘ 43-yard game-tying area objective.
With simply 18 seconds on the clock, Smith fired a first-down cross to DK Metcalf, who inexplicably paused after which powered ahead to achieve extra yards fairly than going out of bounds to cease the clock. Within the course of, he misplaced the soccer, virtually freely giving all the sport. Happily, fellow wideout Freddie Swain was within the space and dived atop the ball, recovering it with 11 seconds to go. With the clock nonetheless working and Seattle out of timeouts, nonetheless, Swain needed to dash again to the road (with urging from an excited Russell Wilson, who briefly stepped onto the sphere), and Smith spiked it with actually 1 second on the clock.
Officers rapidly determined to overview the earlier play, nonetheless, apparently to find out if Metcalf had truly possessed the ball earlier than fumbling it. They usually apparently blew the whistle to overview the play with 3 seconds on the clock. After the overview was over and upheld Metcalf’s apparent catch, Seattle received 3 seconds fairly than 1 to spike the ball and arrange Myers’ area objective. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was predictably irate over the decision, however the Seahawks took benefit of it, killing the clock as soon as extra after which sending Myers onto the sphere to push the sport into time beyond regulation.
Oh, after which Wilson — who’s presently on injured reserve, not a member of the workforce’s lively roster — one way or the other received to characterize Seattle for the OT coin toss, in case you thought issues received extra logical from there.
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