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Wyman: A 3rd Seahawks DL deserves credit for Reed strip sack, Clowney TD

The best play of the Seahawks’ 27-24 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers could really be any number of highlights for Seattle. Perhaps the most critical, however, was the one that resulted in the Seahawks’ first touchdown.

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It wasn’t an offensive touchdown, either. In the second quarter with Seattle trailing 10-0, star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney scooped up a fumble and ran it back for a score, his second TD of the season. Clowney did a lot of damage for the Seahawks in their victory with a sack, a forced fumble and five quarterback hits, but on this particular play the most important thing was that he was in the right place at the right time.

The fumble Clowney was able to recover was created by defensive tackle Jarran Reed, who was credited with a strip sack of 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo. But under further examination, there was another member of Seattle’s defensive line who had as much to do with creating the opportunities on that play as anybody else: Poona Ford.

In this week’s Football 101 video, former NFL linebacker and current Seahawks Radio Network color commentator Dave Wyman breaks down what Ford did that was crucial in creating Seattle’s first touchdown.

Watch the play in full here.

Before wrapping up the video, Wyman also looks at a pass play broken up by Seattle that shows just how in-sync the different parts of the defense were against San Francisco.

The Seahawks have a bye this weekend but will return on Sunday, Nov. 24 for a 10 a.m. game in Philadelphia against the Eagles. Wyman will be on the radio call alongside play-by-play announcer Steve Raible.

For more video breakdowns from this Seahawks season, click any of the links below.

Week 9

Heaps: Lockett, Metcalf TDs show how offense is rolling
Wyman: Are Seattle’s problems against the pass fixable?

Week 8

Heaps: What was so impressive about DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs
Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney