Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson came up big for his team down the stretch against the Chicago Bears as he showed the poise and pocket presence of a trusted veteran.
In the overtime period, Russell found wide receiver Sidney Rice who made his way to the endzone for the game-winning score. What happened when Rice crossed the goal line, however, was a rare site that I can’t ever recall seeing during a game.
As Rice went into the endzone, he took a vicious hit to the head and was knocked unconscious. Here is a GIF of the play:
The Bears scrambled to cover the ball, but because the ball had already crossed the goal line it was ruled a touchdown and the Seahawks got the win. It was a very gutsy play by Rice to slide into the endzone knowing he was going to take a major hit, but he did so for the team’s benefit.
Unfortunately for Rice, he likely suffered a concussion on the play, though the Seahawks have yet to announce any head injury for their receiver who ended the ball game flat on his back out cold.