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If only the game was outdoor, in the rain, with mud slung all over the place and players slipping everywhere and fans wearing those rain poncho things. If only.

With a final score of 6-6, you’d think that both teams were struggling in some soaking wet conditions, unable to properly run or pass the ball because of the slippery pigskin. Instead, the game was played inside the marvelous University of Phoenix Stadium, with no weather bothering the players like an extra defender. You’d also think that would excuse both kickers from missing point blank layups with the game on the line. But, football is a weird sport, and weird things happen.

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With 2:34 left in the first quarter of the football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, Bradley Pinion of the Niners booted a beautiful-looking punt 61 yards downfield in what looked like a perfect kick to pin Russell Wilson and company deep in their own territory. Taking an Emerald City bounce, the ball eventually rolled and rolled and rolled before lightly kissing the pylon, resulting in a touchback to the Seattle 25.

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