Seattle Seahawks block punt against Indianapolis Colts for safety (GIF)


Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Seattle Seahawks helmets during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough start to the day for the Indianapolis Colts, especially their special teams.

On a 4th and 3, the Colts, who were already down 10-0 in the first quarter were backed up on their own side of the field. An obvious punting situation came about and the Colts did what any self respecting coach would do (sorry Chip Kelly) – punt.

Unfortunately for the Colts, the blocking was suspect as the Seahawks broke through the line and got their mitts on the ball, redirecting it back towards the end zone.

From there, it was simply a race for the pigskin as the ball was quickly bouncing towards the back of the end zone. Members of the Seahawks defense turned on the afterburners in hopes of securing possession before the ball trickled out of the field of play, which on first glance, looked like they did.

However, the ruling on the field was a safety rather than a touchdown as the back judge ruled the ball was not secured by the defender as he slid out of bounds. A review confirmed the original call, which the Seahawks were less than thrilled with.

H/T GifdSports

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