The NFL released its 100 best plays of the entire 2017 season — both the regular season and the playoffs — and from a Seattle Seahawks perspective, the team had three plays included in the list.
Paul Richardson climbing the ladder to snag Russell Wilson’s deep pass in Seattle’s memorable game-winning drive against the Houston Texans came in at #43. It’s Richardson’s best game to date, with 6 catches for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Coming in at #30 was Russell Wilson’s lateral to Mike Davis to pick up a critical first-down against the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. There was a minor controversy over whether or not the lateral was actually forward, but to me, it’s legal in spirit and awesome to watch.
Seattle’s best-rated play was 20th overall, and it’s unsurprisingly Wilson’s absurd scramble and throw to Doug Baldwin against the Arizona Cardinals. It’s that “No no no YESSSSSSSS” magic Seahawks fans have come to know and love.
The Seahawks were also on the wrong end of DeShaun Watson spinning out of a sack to throw a touchdown to Lamar Miller (#74), as well as Josh Doctson’s diving catch to help Wsahington beat Seattle (#65), and Carson Wentz’s incredible heave to Nelson Agholor (#34).
Unsurprisingly, the #1 play of the season was the “Philly Special” trick play: Corey Clement to Trei Burton to Nick Foles for a phenomenal touchdown against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
You can watch every play here, since the NFL won’t allow you to watch it anywhere other than Youtube.