A big trade on Tuesday paid immediate dividends on Sunday.
Marcus Peters made his Ravens debut in memorable fashion, intercepting Russell Wilson and returning it 67-yards for a pick-six touchdown in wet CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The play gave Baltimore a 13-10 lead in the second quarter, and it displayed why Peters has more interceptions (25) than any cornerback since entering the NFL in 2015.
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.
"I just came back and made a play, Peters said. "I think he kind of threw it too late. "
Peters said he recognized the play from watching film.
"I think the whole NFL saw it," Peters said.
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.
"I'm just here to do my job, be an excellent teammate and be the best I can be," Peters said.