It’s still early, but Paul Richardson may well have made the catch of the NFL playoffs for the Seattle Seahawks against the Detroit Lions.
Is @prich10 for real?!
No regard for the defender.
— NFL (@NFL) January 8, 2017
The catch itself was a phenomenal one-handed grab. It’s even better when we consider that he had to reach over Tavon Wilson, who was guarding Richardson closely. So closely, in fact, that Wilson was called for a (declined) pass interference penalty.
The play also happened on a fourth down. While Wilson’s interference would have given Seattle a new set of downs anyway, Richardson didn’t know that when the ball was caught.
The touchdown put Seattle up 7-0 on Detroit in the second quarter.