Wilson had not been intercepted all season, but even a quarterback as good as Wilson can’t afford to make a mistake throwing in Peters’ direction.
On third-and-6 from the Baltimore’s 34-yard line, Wilson thought he saw wide receiver Jaron Brown open to his right. What Wilson didn’t see was Peters lurking about five yards away, waiting for an opportunity to strike.
Wilson didn’t put nearly enough velocity on his pass and Peters cut in front of Brown to make the play. Once Peters caught the football, he had nothing but green grass in front of him, with Wilson the only Seahawk in position to keep Peters from scoring. The footrace between Peters and Wilson was no contest. Peters cruised into the end zone then slid on the grass in celebration before being mobbed by his new teammates.
After the Ravens acquired Peters in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, he didn’t practice until Thursday and was asked if he would feel comfortable enough to make an impact Sunday. Peters said he would be ready, and he proved it quickly.
He is wearing No. 24 with the Ravens after swapping jerseys with veteran cornerback Brandon Carr. The number looks good on Peters, and he already looks good in the Ravens’ secondary.