VIDEO: Remembering When Jon Ryan Embarrassed the Packers With a Fake Field Goal TD Pass in 2014 NFC Championship
Jon Ryan started his NFL career by playing two seasons with the Green Bay Packers, but he joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 and never looked back. Playing out his final 10 NFL seasons in Seattle, Ryan became the franchise's all-time punting yards leader (34,480).
Ironically enough, most Seahawks fans may actually remember him more fondly for what he did throwing the ball, though. In the 2014 NFC Championship game, Ryan made an incredible play against his former team on a beautifully-executed fake field goal on a trick play.
Jon Ryan Fake FG vs Green Bay 2014 NFC Championship Video
Talk about a gutsy call by head coach Pete Carroll, breaking out a fake field goal while being shutout in the second half of a playoff game. It absolutely paid off, though, as Ryan got off a pass to offensive tackle Garry Gilliam for the touchdown, sparking an eventual Seahawks' comeback victory in overtime, 28-22.
Fans in Seattle generally prefer not to talk about what happened in their following game, a Super Bowl matchup with the New England Patriots, but this NFC Championship comeback overtime win will go down as one of the most exciting victories in franchise history.
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