DK Metcalf gave all 12s a scare on Sunday versus the Lions. But as it turns out, the Seahawks receiver was just fine and so was the offense.
We all can take a collective breath now, right? When we saw, without any warning, DK Metcalf being carted off the field against the Lions we thought we were watching the face of the franchise leaving for a long time.
I mean, who gets carted off without being injured? Well, DK Metcalf does. But at that moment, Metcalf only proved what some of us might doubt because of his physical abilities: He is human after all.
DK Metcalf just had a “tummy ache” and really needed to get to the bathroom as quickly as possible. We have all been there where we really needed to go but most of us just haven’t been in a situation where we could hitch a ride to the bathroom to get there even quicker.
But the ones who weren’t feeling well after the game were the Lions defensive backs, especially cornerback Amani Oruwariye. Metcalf made Oruwariye look silly on a couple of deep routes. Overall, Metcalf finished with 7 catches for 149 yards. He somehow didn’t score a touchdown (he almost had one on a great attempt in the end zone when he was triple covered) but he finished with an average reception of 21.3.
This means – finally! – that the Seahawks offense was telling DK Metcalf to go as well. Not to the bathroom, mind you, but on fly patterns. For most of the season, it seemed like the Seahawks were only using Metcalf as a possession receiver. But not on Sunday.
Geno Smith proved he has the ability to throw well downfield and having DK Metcalf to throw to open up the field. This helped running back Rashaad Penny have his best day of the season as well with 151 yards on 17 carries. A couple of long runs for Penny came on designed blitzes by the Lions who were probably afraid Smith might try to throw long to Metcalf again.
By the time the game was over, the Seahawks had scored 48 points in a victory, the offense looked brilliant and DK Metcalf was able to go to the bathroom. In essence, everything was a go in Week 4.