Malcolm Butler has first playoff interception since picking off Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLIX

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Malcolm Butler has first playoff interception since picking off Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLIX originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Good morning Seattle Seahawks fans. Time to put more ice on that burn.

After the Seahawks suffered a humiliating 30-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, Super Wild Card Weekend continues. As the No. 4 seeded Tennessee Titans take on the No. 5 seeded Baltimore Ravens, a familiar face quickly made his presence known.

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Trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson pinpointed Miles Boykin with an ugly pass that landed in the hands of Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler, formerly with the New England Patriots.

Picked off!

It’s Butler’s first playoff interception since Super Bowl 49, when (stop reading Seahawks fans) Russell Wilson threw the ball at the 1-yard line and the Patriots cornerback jumped the route for the game-sealing interception in New England’s 28-24 win over Seattle.

It was the last time Seattle appeared in the Super Bowl.

NFL Twitter hasn’t forgotten one of the biggest plays in football history. Neither has Seattle.

The Seahawks are now 3-5 in the playoffs since Butler’s game-clinching interception.

Despite making five trips to the postseason each year following that Super Bowl loss, Seattle hasn’t advanced to the NFC Championship game since 2014. The Seahawks have also struggled to overcome halftime deficits in the playoffs, as evidenced in the last five games.

2020: 20-10 vs. Rams

2019: 21-3 @ Packers

2018: 10-6 @ Cowboys

2017: (no playoffs)

2016: 19-10 @ Falcons

2015: 31-0 @Panthers

Amazing how much everything has changed since that one Butler play. Seattle fans would rather forget.