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Richard Sherman, Seahawks Fake out Bears on Punt Return

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 27, 2015

A year after getting faked out by the St. Louis Rams, the Seattle Seahawks decide to give a trick play a shot against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Midway through the first quarter, the Seahawks had their normal returner, Tyler Lockett, pretend to catch a punt near the Bears sideline. However, the ball was actually headed toward the Seahawks sideline.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman tracked the punt and made the catch at his own 17-yard line. With Chicago's punt-coverage team fooled, he had some room to work with.

Sherman returned the punt 64 yards to the Chicago 19-yard line, but when he had to cut to the middle of the field, Bears linebacker Lamin Barrow was able to catch him from behind.

The trick play did not go for a touchdown, but it did result in great field position. The Seahawks wound up kicking a field goal on the ensuing drive to take a 3-0 lead.

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