Sean Wagner-McGough on the SNF game:
The Seahawks upset the Eagles on Sunday night for a variety of reasons, from Carson Wentz’s goal-line fumble to Russell Wilson’s MVP-caliber performance. Included in Wilson’s performance was a game-changing lateral when he flipped the ball to Mike Davis to turn a modest-sized run into a huge gain during a seven-point game. Immediately, Eagles fans claimed that Wilson’s lateral actually went forward, which would’ve been an illegal pass.
Was it? Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted:
FYI: The lateral that @DangeRussWilson threw to @MikeDavisRB in Sunday’s @Seahawks @Eagles game was a legit “Galilean Transformation”. In their reference frame, the ball went backwards. It’s not their fault they ran forward faster than the ball. pic.twitter.com/DHUKNtlcyj
Science wins. End of story.