For a few minutes Sunday, Rams punter Johnny Hekker was the baddest man in football. After booming a punt away in Seattle, he laid a hit on Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril.
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) December 27, 2015
Seattle would get its revenge. When Hekker punted later in the game, Avril and teammate Michael Bennett frightened Hekker without taking a penalty.
Johnny Hekker wants none of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett pic.twitter.com/V1QwPeW8FT
— Jose Rivera (@whoisjoserivera) December 27, 2015
Here are the two plays in one Vine:
After the game, Bennett called Hekker "a little girl."
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) December 28, 2015
Earlier in the week, Hekker was named to his second Pro Bowl. He also earned a bid in 2013 when he performed a similar cheap shot act against the Saints that December:
Unfortunately for the Seahawks, the bad guys won yesterday. With nothing to play for but pride and respect, the Rams won their third straight (and second this season against Seattle), 23-17.
Avril retweeted a fan who acknowledged his mental victory over Hekker:
— Cliff Avril (@cliffavril) December 28, 2015
Despite the loss, the Seahawks clinched a playoff berth.
-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.