Russell Wilson's stunning volleyball pick six vs. Vikings like none other you've seen before

Russell Wilson is having an MVP-candidate season filled with big runs and stunning touchdown throws that have reinforced his status as a bonafide football wizard.

He’d probably like to have this one back.

With his Seahawks tied at 7-7 with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Wilson took a second-down snap in the second quarter from the Seattle 22-yard line.

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Not Wilson’s best decision

Wilson threw a laser over the middle that Vikings defensive tackle Armon Watts batted back in Wilson’s direction when he got his hand up on a pass rush.

Russell Wilson's magic backfired with a bizarre pick six against the Vikings. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Russell Wilson's magic backfired with a bizarre pick six against the Vikings. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Wilson, panicked, responded by batting the ball back toward Watts as if the two were playing volleyball.

They weren’t.

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Vikings safety Anthony Harris swooped in to grab the lame-duck ball out of the air and carried it into the end zone for an easy defensive touchdown.

Here’s the play from another angle with a better look at Wilson’s ill-advised bat at the football.

Wilson’s made a career out of making big plays in big games. But this one was regrettable in a high-stakes matchup against a fellow NFC playoff contender.

Thankfully for Seahawks fans, it didn’t cost them in the end of a 37-30 Seattle victory.

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