Coach Pete Carroll called Red Bryant’s blocked field goal that Richard Sherman returned 90 yards for a touchdown the play of the game in Sunday’s 42-13 romp over the 49ers.
Today, the league announced that the play made Bryant the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Bryant’s block – his first this season, but fifth in the past two seasons – came on the third play of the second quarter and extended the Seahawks lead to 21-0. It also followed Sherman breaking up a third-down pass in the end zone.
“The play of the game for me was Red,” Carroll said. “Red knocking that ball down on that field goal, and then Sherman scooping and scoring on that thing for 90, that was enormous moment.
“I think the bell rang right there – we have a chance to beat these guys on this night.”
Bryant is the second Seahawk to win Special Teams Player of the Week this season, joining Pro Bowl kick returner Leon Washington (Week 12); and fifth Seahawk overall to be honored, joining defensive end Chris Clemons (Week 3), Sherman (Week 10) and rookie QB Russell Wilson (Week 13).