Former Oregon State star Jordan Poyer intercepts Russell Wilson

Lindsey Wisniewski
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Former Oregon State star Jordan Poyer intercepts Russell Wilson originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

The Seattle Seahawks were trailing 14-0 in the first quarter of Sunday’s matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

But Russell Wilson had the ball and the Seahawks were in the red zone.

On 4th-and-1, the MVP frontrunner threw the ball to Jacob Hollister, but instead, Jordan Poyer snagged the pass for his first interception of the season.

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It’s been an impressive start for the former Oregon State standout who already has 7 tackles and an interception in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.

NFL Twitter praised Poyer for his clutch play.

There’s no denying Poyer has been playing at an All-Pro level this season. Prior to Sunday’s game, the veteran safety recorded 69 total tackles to go with 2.0 sacks, four tackles for loss, and a forced fumble at the midseason mark. Poyer is on pace for an incredible 138 stops.

The Bills currently lead the Seahawks 17-6 with 6:40 left in the second quarter after Wilson ran the ball in for a 1-yard touchdown, his first rushing touchdown of the year. 

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