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Seahawks challenged a Russell Wilson incompletion so it could be called a fumble

You don’t see this every day.

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are pulling out all the stops against the Texans. A smart, but unusual, challenge in the first quarter helped keep a drive alive and get the Seahawks into the end zone for the second time.

The Seahawks wisely challenged an incomplete ruling on a Russell Wilson pass in the general direction of tight end Luke Willson. But it wasn’t an incomplete pass. Wilson was hit by Jadeveon Clowney as he threw, and it was actually a fumble.

Willson recovered, and it netted the Seahawks a gain of 11 yards and a first down. If the play had stood as an incompletion, Seattle would have been forced to kick a field goal. Instead, Russell Wilson hit Paul Richardson for a 20-yard touchdown to tie things up, 14-14.