Posted September 29, 2013

Earl Thomas comes up with wild, tip-drill for Seahawks

NFC West, Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas grabbed the Seahawks' sixth interception of the season.

Earl Thomas grabbed the Seahawks’ sixth interception of the season. (Jim Dedmon/Icon SMI)

Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner came up with a diving, acrobatic interception in Week 3 against the Jaguars. One Sunday later, it was teammate Earl Thomas’ turn.

Thomas’ pick put the brakes on a Houston drive deep into Seattle territory. Texans QB Matt Schaub tried to hit TE Owen Daniels on a short route, but safety Kam Chancellor managed to get his hand on the football, setting off a crazy play that ended with Thomas flying in to secure an INT. (GIF via Deadspin.)

The pick was Seattle’s sixth of the year, tying Denver and Minnesota for the league lead. For Thomas, it was his second interception in three weeks — he also nabbed one in the Seahawks’ dismantling of San Francisco back in Week 2.