The date: Jan. 8, 2011.
The Seattle Seahawks upset the defending Super Bowl-champion New Orleans Saints, 41-36, in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.
Of course the play that goes hand in hand with that game is Marshawn Lynch‘s unforgettable 67-yard touchdown run to all but secure the win in the fourth quarter. Seismic activity was registered during the dash, which led to the “Beast Quake” moniker.
Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about the play by New Orleans media Wednesday on its three-year anniversary, particularly if he winces when he sees it or admires the run.
“Listen, it was a tremendous run,” Payton said. “It’s what’s great about the playoffs. You have a chance to do things that can be remembered for a long time, and usually it’s accompanied with a win. I think, shoot, you watch it, you admire it and you look closely, wanting to make sure you prevent that from happening again.”
Here is it again:
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