Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman picked off Kellen Clemens – the St. Louis Rams backup quarterback filling in for the injured Sam Bradford – in the second quarter of Monday Night Football.
Sherman had a pretty nifty return too.
There hasn’t been much scoring in this game so far, as Seattle took the lead with 5:45 left in the first half after a Golden Tate two yard reception from Russell Wilson put them up 7-3.
The interception was the second of the night for Clemens, who earlier threw another to Seattle defensive end Bruce Irvin.
The pick was Sherman’s 4th of the season – he had 8 last season so it he is on pace for about that same total – and 16th of his 3-year career with the Seahawks.
The outspoken Stanford product has been no stranger to controversy in his young career. Sometimes funny, sometimes meant to rile up the opposing team, Sherman is quite the expert trash talker.
Earlier in the season, Sherman riled some feathers with his calling out of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh following the Seahawks’ 29-3 destruction of their NFC West rival.
“I told him good job, good game, but he didn’t give me nothing back,” Sherman said, via the Sporting News. “I guess sportsmanship doesn’t go both ways.”