11/05/2012 09:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Golden Tate Flip: Seahawks WR Leaps Into End Zone For Touchdown Against Vikings (GIF)

At first, Golden Tate's leap into the end zone against Minnesota looked like it was going to be similar to Jerome Simpson's acrobatic flip into the end zone from last season. In the end, it turned into something more like John Elway's helicopter play from Super Bowl XXXII. Either way, the result was a touchdown.

Down 17-14 late in the second quarter, Russell Wilson threw a screen pass to Tate on his right side. Tate broke one tackle, then made a sidestep move to take out two Vikings defenders. He tried jumping into the end zone from the 3-yard line and had his legs taken out from under him by cornerback Josh Robinson. That's when defensive end Everson Griffen came in and hit Tate high sending him into a tailspin landing for the touchdown.

Tate lost the ball on the way down but the referees ruled that he had already crossed the plane.

Seattle went uo 20-17 (extra point was no good) and would hold on to that lead in the second half for a 30-20 victory.

(H/T to The Big Lead)