He made his first career interception off a pass by quarterback Andy Dalton , that was originally intended for wide receiver A.
Green , in the third quarter. Sherman intercepted a pass by Cardinals' quarterback John Skelton , that was initially intended for wide receiver Andre Roberts , and returned it for a yard gain in the fourth quarter.
Sherman entered training camp slated as the starting cornerback, but saw minor competition from Marcus Trufant. Head coach Pete Carroll named Sherman and Brandon Browner the starting cornerbacks to begin the regular season.
He started in the Seattle Seahawks' season-opener at the Arizona Cardinals and made four solo tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted a pass by John Skelton in their 20—16 loss.
On October 14, , Sherman made three solo tackles, three pass deflections, and an interception during a 24—23 win against the New England Patriots.
He later removed the post. Sherman sacked quarterback Mark Sanchez and forced a fumble that was recovered by teammate Jason Jones in the fourth quarter.
Sherman intercepted a pass by quarterback John Skelton , that was originally intended for wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald , and returned it for a yard touchdown in the second quarter.
During the second quarter, Sherman recovered a blocked field goal and returned it for a yard touchdown after teammate Red Bryant blocked a yard field goal attempt by 49ers' kicker David Akers.
The following week, he made three pass deflections as the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs following a loss at the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round.
Sherman intercepted a pass by quarterback Matt Schaub , that was intended for tight end Owen Daniels , and returned it for a yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to tie the game 20—20 which sent it into overtime.
The following week, he recorded a season-high eight combined tackles, deflected two passes, and intercepted two passes by quarterback Carson Palmer during a 17—10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week The Legion of Boom allowed the fewest passing yards in the league and the Seahawks had the top ranked defense in He played a critical role and deflected a pass by quarterback Colin Kaepernick , that was intended for Michael Crabtree , which was caught by teammate Malcolm Smith to seal the Seahawks' 23—17 victory.
The play was later dubbed "the Immaculate Deflection" as an homage to the Immaculate Reception , and would later be voted by Seahawks fans to be the most significant play in franchise history.
Sherman proceeded to make a choke sign towards Kaepernick and was immediately penalized by the officials for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Sherman's rant was the subject of scrutiny by fans and the media, some of whom deemed him a "thug". He later blamed Crabtree's shove for fueling his post-game rant, though he also said he regretted his attack and was dismayed by the negative response from the public.
In response to the word "thug" being widely used to criticize Sherman following the incident, Sherman said "The reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now.
He held wide receiver Eric Decker to one reception for a total of six-yards during the game. On November 27, , Sherman made two solo tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted two passes by Colin Kaepernick during the Seahawks' 19—3 win at San Francisco during the Thanksgiving Day game.
He was the second consecutive Seahawk to win the award, as quarterback Russell Wilson was the previous recipient.
Head coach Pete Carroll named Sherman and Jeremy Lane the starting cornerbacks to begin the regular season. On December 20, , Sherman was voted to the Pro Bowl.
After the season, it was revealed that Sherman was battling a sprained MCL in his right knee, an injury that hampered him during the second half of the year.
The Seahawks were suspected to have failed to disclose this injury, which prompted the NFL to investigate. If the injury was not disclosed in time, the Seahawks could have faced a heavy fine as well as a forfeiting a second-round pick in the Draft.
Ultimately, the Seahawks were not penalized. Sherman and Jeremy Lane returned as the starting cornerbacks for the Seahawks in Sherman received an overall grade of On March 7, , it was reported that Sherman did not expect to return to the Seahawks for the season, and that he had spent the previous day telling his teammates goodbye.
The following regular season stats were retrieved from NFL. Sherman's outspoken personality, tendency for making big plays, and his frequent trash-talk have seen him become one of the NFL's most well known players.
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