Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t feel that he interfered with Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones on a key play in the fourth quarter.
“No,” Sherman said, when asked it was pass interference. “I felt like we won the ballgame.”
As the Falcons were making their move in the third quarter, Sherman erupted on Seattle’s sidelines.
“It was a blown coverage and we should never give them points when we could’ve stopped them and held them to nothing,” Sherman said. “They scored on blown coverages. The one to (Mohamed) Sanu was a great play, but the other two were blown coverages.”
Jones scored on a 36-yard touchdown reception and tight end Levine Toilolo scored on a 46-yard reception.
Much was made about Sherman following Jones around, but the Seahawks played a lot of zone coverage. Jones got loose in the third quarter when the Falcons move him to the slot.
“No, it’s just a coverage and an adjustment to the calls we make,” Sherman said. “It was miscommunication on that play and things didn’t get communicated according to plan and that’s what happens.”
While covering Jones, Sherman came up with a tipped pass that led to a Earl Thomas interception. The Seahawks converted the turnover into a game-winning field goal.
“I thought he played a fantastic game,” Sherman said of Thomas. “I thought he was on course and he made some big hits. He played like Earl Thomas.”