Russell Wilson was trying to share the credit, spread it around to all different teammates, when he came to this: "Matt Flynn goes out there to get the coin toss flip, and that was big for us.''
Matt Flynn. Yes, I remember him. He's the guy Seattle signed for $29.5 million to run the offense. We haven't heard from him since, though he has apparently developed into a top-flight overtime coin-toss winner.
The Seahawks have a star rookie quarterback in Wilson, which we'll just have to refer to as the Other Guy. He doesn't have a cool nickname like RG3, and didn't have a cool-sounding Suck-for-Luck type of campaign in college. In fact, he left college to become a pro baseball player, then quickly found out he had one tiny, little flaw:
He couldn't hit.
That was the summer of 2011. Now, he has beaten Aaron Rodgers. He has beaten Tom Brady. And on Sunday, he beat Jay Cutler, and one of the NFL's top (supposedly) defenses in the Chicago Bears. Seattle won 23-17 in overtime.