Thursday night’s Seahawks-Rams battle was arguably the best TNF games ever with Seattle knocking off Los Angeles 30-29. Not everybody will remember the result, but folks that follow the NFL will absolutely remember Tyler Lockett’s touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone late in the first quarter.
That’s not even a video-game-like catch. Go ahead, try that across body throw on Madden to the corner of the endzone with Russell Wilson, good luck with that.
Speaking of Wilson, holy throw my good man. He put that ball in the only place it could be and Lockett was then able to get two feet down, somehow.
Just how crazy was the catch statistically though?
According to Next Gen Stats it was the most improbable catch in the last two NFL seasons.
Lockett was 0.2 yards from the sideline and only 1.1 yards from the back of the endzone. Again, the ball couldn’t have been placed in a better spot.
According to Next Gen Stats, Wilson scrambled 24.6 yards on the play and was moving at 13.62 mph when he let the pass fly. The ball arrived with Lockett less than a yard away from defender Eric Weddle.
Antonio Brown’s 2017 catch against Green Bay previously held the spot for most improbable catch of the last two seasons.
Lockett has been one of Wilson’s favorite targets this year as he’s hauled in 30 catches and three touchdowns in five games. It’s safe to say the duo’s timing and chemistry are at an elite level.