In Week 15 of the 2015 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks traveled to Baltimore to take on the Jimmy Clausen-led Ravens. Continuing on his impressive hot streak, Russell Wilson was once again the star of the show. Wilson was surgical against the Ravens defense, completing 23 passes on 32 attempts for 292 yards and five touchdowns - good enough for a 139.6 passer rating.
The connection between Russell and his receivers could not be stopped. Doug Baldwin caught six balls for 82 yards and three touchdowns. Additionally, Tyler Lockett hauled in another two touchdowns along with 104 yards on six receptions. However, lost in the domination of Seattle's 35-6 win was one of the most miraculous plays I've ever seen in football.
There was 9:15 left in the third quarter. The Seahawks had the ball on the Ravens 12-yard line. Seattle was loaded up in an I formation with Will Tukuafu at fullback and DuJuan Harris in at running back. Thomas Rawls had previously left the game with a season-ending ankle injury. In play action, Baltimore's edge rushers beat the running back and forced Russell into a scramble. Wilson retreats and launches the ball off his back foot, throwing a beautiful ball to the left corner of the end zone. Baldwin completes it in a toe dragging catch.
Samuel R Gold of NFL Breakdowns gave us a great view of the play:
To the refs, it appeared Doug didn't get his feet down and the play was ruled incomplete. But after further review, it was clear that Baldwin definitely dragged his toes.
Personally, I was very shocked Pete Carroll neglected to challenge this play. Maybe his booth guys had a bad view of the play but I'm not really sure what happened.
It may not have counted, but it's still the best play of Russell's career.