- Terry Blount, ESPN Staff Writer
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They could have renamed him Golden Tape after the amazing grab Golden Tate made in the Georgia Dome on Nov. 10.
No. 7 -- Tate's one-handed TD catch at Atlanta.
Leading 16-3 near the end of the first half, the Seahawks had a third-and-5 at the Falcons' 6-yard-line when quarterback Russell Wilson dropped back and threw a fade into the left corner of the end zone for Tate.
He reached for the ball with his left hand and his palm got the ball at its point. Tate wrapped his fingers around the ball and it stayed there, somehow. Tate pulled the other point of the ball up to his facemask while Atlanta cornerback Robert Alford had his right hand in Tate face, but Tate held on.
That was only half the battle. Tate made the catch in the back corner of the end zone. He got his left foot down just inside the line, and also managed to drag his right foot on the turf before falling out of the end zone.
The scoring play was reviewed and it stood in what was one of the most remarkable receptions of the season. The Seahawks improved to 9-1 that day by blowing out the Falcons 33-10.
Tate had six receptions for 106 yards that afternoon. He also had three punt returns for 55 yards, including a 32-yard return on a ball he fielded at the Seattle 8-yard-line.
2dDoug Clawson, ESPN Stats & Information