Asante Samuel Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (26) celebrates with safety Derwin James Jr. (3) after an interception during the second quarter of a wild card game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Over 17 years ago, Asante Samuel intercepted the Jacksonville Jaguars on fourth down in an NFL Wild Card game. On Saturday night, Asante Samuel Jr. did the exact same thing and then some.

Five minutes into the first quarter, Samuel Jr. picked off Jags quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He would intercept Lawrence three times in the first half as the Chargers dominated early. However, that didn’t last forever.

The similarities are wild as it is, but Timothy Burke noticed one additional wrinkle to the father and son interceptions. Al Michaels was on the call for both games.

Yes, Michaels was on the call on January 7, 2006, as Samuel Sr’s pick-six sealed a 28-3 victory for the New England Patriots just like on January 14, 2023, calling Samuel Jr’s three interceptions in the Chargers’ astonishing 31-30 loss against the Jaguars.

[Timothy Burke]

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