Time is a flat circle and the Earl Thomas karate chop is back. The Seattle Seahawks free safety made an incredible play in the first quarter of his team's game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday.
This was the very end of the Rams' first drive of the game:
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The refs looked at the play under the hood and ruled Todd Gurley fumbled the ball before stepping out of bounds, and the ball hit the pylon. It might be the worst rule in football, but when the offense fumbles the ball out of the end zone, the defense gets it on the 20-yard-line. Turnover.
Look familiar? It should. Thomas' chop looked eerily similar to a play from 2014, also by Earl Thomas, also against the Rams, also in the left corner of the field.
In a late-December game between the Seahawks and the (at the time) St. Louis Rams, Earl Thomas karate-chopped Benny Cunningham to save a touchdown:
Time is a flat circle everybody. Earl Thomas is the man.
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