Seahawks stun 49ers with 73-yard fake punt touchdown

4:59 p.m. ET

  • Brady HendersonESPN

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks lost their game to Washington on Monday night when their restoration of a late onside kick was negated by an illegal formation penalty that did not affect the game.

Your specialty teams wasted no time on Sunday seeking compensation for this mistake.

After the Seahawks apparently lost a three-and-out win in their inaugural possession against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks called a fake punt that gave up-back Travis Homer the snapshot. He raced 73 yards to the end zone to give Seattle a 7-0 lead.

. @ travishomer4 took the wrong boat 73 yards and they never touched it 😎

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– Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 5, 2021

The last NFL touchdown with a fake punt came in 2018 and this was the longest run to fourth down in 25 years, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Homer, in question for this game with a calf injury, scored another Special-Team touchdown earlier this year when he returned an onside kick attempt against Jacksonville.