Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made a bold decision in the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Seattle, and things went terribly wrong.
On 4th-and-2 from the Seahawks 27-yard line, at the opening of the second quarter, the Steelers lined up for a field goal, only to shift out of the formation. Backup quarterback Landry Jones, who was serving as a holder on the play, dropped back into punt formation to take the snap.
Then, once he got the ball, Jones rolled out right, and threw back across his body to the left to offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva. The lofty pass was easily picked off by cornerback Jeremy Lane, and returned into Steelers territory.
The Seahawks capitalized on the turnover, going ahead 7–3 on a touchdown to Doug Baldwin.
- Kenny Ducey