Watch Russell Wilson get tripped by his own lineman to hand the Falcons a safety

BY Andrew Lynch • January 14, 2017

The Seattle Seahawks were this close to adding to their three-point second-quarter lead against the Falcons, before a series of unfortunate events resulted in two points for Atlanta.

Returner Devin Hester took a Falcons punt back for more than 70 yards to seemingly give the Seahawks first-and-goal, but Seattle committed holding on the line of scrimmage prior to the kick, pushing the Seahawks all the way back to inside their own 10-yard line.

After a 3-yard loss on first down, Russell Wilson lined up with essentially one goal for the rest of the possession: don't give up a safety.

Cue the sad trombone sound effects:

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/820397729394278400

https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX/status/820397973276266496

Rookie right guard Rees Odhiambo stepped on Wilson's right foot, sending the QB falling backward into the end zone and allowing Atlanta to come away with the safety — and the internet immediately responded with one voice:

https://twitter.com/ldrumhiller/status/820398040041324545

https://twitter.com/ryanwhitney6/status/820397630303956993

https://twitter.com/davidjzabel/status/820401175036100609

https://twitter.com/Peter_Bukowski/status/820398401607110656

It's funny because the Duke University men's basketball player trips people, you see.



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