In this week’s Monday Night Football matchup between Seattle and Washington, an extremely rare play occurred which saw Seahawks lineman Rasheem Green block an extra point and return it all the way for a Seattle two-point conversion. This tied the game at 9-9 against the Washington Football Team, who used to be called the Redskins.
99 is 33×3. This game took place on #3 Russell Wilson‘s 33rd birthday, and was the 333rd day of the year:
Green wears #94:
This is an important number to Seattle, Washington, where Amazon was founded in ’94.
The Two-point conversion was first implemented into the NFL in the ’94–’95 season.
Seattle’s opponent was in the midst of an NFL record for two-point futility, having failed on their previous twelve two-point attempts. During this game, Washington successfully converted to avoid 13 failures in a row.
Washington was leading 15-9 when they attempted their conversion. Logic would tell us that they probably should have kicked an extra point, especially considering how bad they are at conversions, to go up 7 points, meaning a touchdown and PAT would not beat them.
Logic would also tell us that Washington should have kicked a field goal in the game’s final minutes to go up by two scores – instead, they were stopped on 4th and Goal, giving Seattle a chance to hurry down the field and tie the game, which they got very close to doing. Naturally, it was a failed two-point conversion that ended the Seahawks’ hopes.