For Pete’s sake: Three Seahawks that drove the Week 13 win

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Seahawks WR DK Metcalf
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Seahawks star DK Metcalf was nearly flawless

Unless of course, you’re talking about DK Metcalf in this game. In what has to be an absolute rarity, Metcalf caught a higher percentage of his targets than Lockett. As in, he caught all eight of the balls that came his way. No, I’m not going to look at every box score for each player to see if this has ever happened be- wait… what? Ah, I have been informed by my editor that I will, in fact, rifle the records to deliver said information to the delight of the 12s.

Let the record show that Metcalf has, in fact, bettered Lockett in catch percentage in no less than 15 contests, with two ties. Yeah, I’m as surprised as you are. I bet Tyler Lockett is, too, except he’d never say that because he’s far too good a teammate and person to ever be such a jerk. Nevertheless, Metcalf has never been considered a possession receiver; in fact, Sunday’s game was only the fifth of his career that saw him catch every target. In that same time frame, Lockett has 11 such games.

But Metcalf can do things that Lockett can’t even dream of in Madden. As I said earlier, DK had a nearly flawless game. Once again, he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, and once again the Seahawks were pushed back 15 yards on a field goal attempt.  And as he has on virtually every kick, Jason Mers calmly drilled the ball through the uprights. I’m beginning to think that Myers is simply bored and paying off number 14 to draw penalties to up his degree of difficulty.

Still, when your team targets you for the game-winning touchdown with just 36 seconds to play, you’re doing something right. And as he has so often for the Seahawks in his career, DK Metcalf did virtually everything right in this game.