3 observations about DK Metcalf from Seahawks loss in Wild Card game

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Once again. DK Metcalf was a beast for the Seahawks in the playoffs

While Metcalf might find a way to be limited by great cornerbacks like Jalen Ramsey, there can also be no doubt that DK Metcalf understands how important some games are. Metcalf never seems to shy away from the fact that he can shine in the playoffs and can rise above the moment. Metcalf has now played in four playoff games for the Seahawks and his numbers are very impressive.

Against the 49ers, Metcalf set a personal postseason best for catches in a game with 10. But his 136 receiving yards were 24 yards short of the 160 yards receiving he had against the Eagles in 2019. Metcalf had 2 touchdown catches against the 49ers but that tied his best of the 2 TD receptions he had versus the Rams in 2020.

Metcalf has had at least 96 yards receiving in three of his four playoff games and has scored touchdowns in three of those games too. He has averaged 17.4 yards a reception on 26 catches. In four playoff games, Metcalf has 451 yards receiving, or 112.8 yards per game.

The Seahawks are only 1-3 in the playoff games Metcalf has played. Maybe Seattle’s defense hasn’t been as good in recent years is why they lost or maybe former quarterback Russell Wilson made a few bad throws. But one thing is for sure, DK Metcalf is not the reason Seattle loses in the playoffs.