Golden Tate seems to find a way to get himself noticed during Monday night games.
Last year, it was Tate’s last second touchdown on a Hail Mary that lifted the Seattle Seahawks to a victory over the Green Bay Packers that drew attention. Against the St. Louis Rams Monday night, Tate delivered the biggest play of an offensively challenged game for both teams.
With Seattle holding a 7-6 lead, Tate hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass over cornerback Janoris Jenkins to give the Seahawks a 14-6 lead.
Tate leaped over Jenkins to haul in the pass close to 50 yards downfield. Tate then immediately began to wave at safety Rodney McLeod for the final 30 yards of his run to the end zone. Tate was called for taunting on the play and got a talking to on the sidelines by head coach Pete Carroll. The penalty was enforced on the ensuing kickoff.
Through three quarters the Rams and Seahawks have combined for just 328 yards of total offense. Despite the 80-yard touchdown to Tate, Seattle has just 82 passing yards in the game. Wilson has thrown for 123 yards but Seattle has lost over 40 yards due to six sacks from the Rams’ defense.