According to a report in the Seattle Times, Sherman had a reason for why he took the matchup against San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree so personally.
According to the Seattle Times, both players attended a charity event hosted by Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald over the summer. Sherman tried to shake Crabtree's hand, but then 49ers receiver started a fight, according to Sherman's brother Branton.
On that day Sherman vowed, "I’m going to make a play and embarrass him."
He made that play.