Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Turns Bad Snap into Big Gain to Set Up TD vs. Vikings

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2016

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The Seattle Seahawks had no offense against the Minnesota Vikings for three-plus quarters Sunday, but bizarrely enough, all it took was a broken play to give the team a boost.

On 1st-and-10 from the Minnesota 39-yard line, a snap got by Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, who appeared headed for a big loss. Instead, Wilson being Wilson, the Seahawks star was able to keep the play alive—and turn it into a big gain.

Wilson used his feet to avoid pressure as he looked for an open receiver. Then, he hit Tyler Lockett in the middle of the field, and the wideout took the ball all the way to the Vikings 4-yard line.

Here's a great look at Wilson's reaction to the snap, via The Cauldron:

As he always does, the signal-caller stayed calm and found a way to make a play.

Seattle scored a touchdown and extra point two plays later to cut Minnesota's lead to 9-7 with 11:37 remaining in the fourth quarter:

Doug Baldwin's scoring reception continued his great run in playoff games, as ESPN Stats & Info pointed out:

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