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Hunt for Ram October: Daily countdown reaches 5

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Jon Ryan deserved better

If there’s one thing playing the St. Angeles Rams has taught Seattle Seahawks fans, it’s to expect the unexpected, then expect it some more.

We’re counting down from 10 as we revisit some of the wackiest, biggest, most stunning, most heartbreaking, happiest moments of the Seahawks-Rams rivalry this decade. It is a series rich with — well, shit, rich with everything. Today is number 5. Basically all of you will remember this one, once you see it again, and the inner rage starts to simmer again.

Moment 10 (Fumble Psych)

Moment 9 (Farwell Tackle)

Moment 8 (Whitehurst’s Finest)

Moment 7 (Tate Wave)

Moment 6 (Historical Wilson)

Indeed, today we examine one Jeff Fisher special: the special teams deception.

Number 5: 90 yards of pure deceit

When: October 9, 2014. Week 7.

Game state: Rams 14, Seahawks 3. Jon Ryan punting from the SEA 49, 7:24 Q2.

What happens: A 90-yard return happens. The Seahawks coverage team is duped. It’s all rather embarrassing.

The film:

A decoy returner on the right side of the field falls down because he doesn’t have the ball, which went to the other side. Fooled the cameraman and the entire coverage team. Clint Gresham ain’t making that tackle. Nobody is. The Rams go up 21-3.

To this day I’m still not sure how the gunners screwed this one up so badly.

Spoiler: Event number 4, tomorrow’s, is ALSO from the same contest. It’s the third one I pulled from this unwatchable, unforgettable, unclean game.